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#Housing

# housing - Friday 19 April, 2019

Taoiseach says he didn’t realise his mortgage could be sold on by his bank when he took it out in 2003

In an interview with TheJournal.ie this week, the Taoiseach said he understood the intent behind Sinn Féin’s No Consent No Sale Bill.

'A kick in the teeth for the community': Another 235 student beds approved for The Liberties

The new beds will be operated by Global Student Accommodation.

# housing - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Sky News anchor apologises after being criticised for hitting out at renters during live interview

The interviewee described Jane Secker’s line of questions as “a bit patronising, really”.

# housing - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Hundreds suspended from housing lists for refusing multiple offers FOI

Hundreds suspended from housing lists for refusing multiple offers

Applicants are suspended if they refuse two offers of housing within a year.

# housing - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Plans for 25% of Poolbeg Glass Bottle site to be mix of social and affordable housing welcomed

The planning permission will see that close to 900 social and affordable homes will be built on the site.

# housing - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

'Cuckoo funds' shutting out first-time buyers and operating tax-free need urgent review, says FF

Corporate investors known as so-called ‘cuckoo funds’ have spent over €1.1 billion on nearly 3,000 residential properties in Ireland last year

# housing - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless

The Peter McVerry Trust has issued a tender for the construction of eight apartments on New South Street.

# housing - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021

RPZ laws were first introduced in December 2016 to address spiraling rents.

# housing - Monday 1 April, 2019

One in 10 people spending over 60% of their income on rent in Ireland

Meanwhile, one in 20 people are spending more than 75% of their income on rent.

# housing - Sunday 31 March, 2019

The average cost of a house in Dublin is now €383,000

The national average price in the first quarter of the year was €261,000.

# housing - Friday 29 March, 2019

Tenants spared mass eviction after Cork apartment complex is sold

Clúid Housing and Cork City Council have purchased Leeside Apartments.

Median asking price for new home sales is €271k nationally and €380k in Dublin

That’s according to the latest residential property price report from MyHome.ie.

# housing - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

UN says Ireland applies 'preferential tax laws' to vultures funds and it 'cannot continue'

The report states that “landlords have become faceless corporations wreaking havoc with tenants”.

# housing - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Murphy says it was 'irresponsible' to promise to end homelessness

The minister said there will always be people who present as homeless.

Hospitality firm loses appeal to run 8 short-term let apartments in Dublin without planning permission

An Bord Pleanála rejected an appeal following a DCC decision last year.

# housing - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer

Neither the Department of Education nor the State Examination Commission keep those details.

# housing - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive found that 1,233 families were residing in emergency accommodation at the end of 2018.

# housing - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Councils no longer operating loan scheme to help struggling homeowners with repairs

There is a disparity across the country with some local authorities operating the schemes while others stopped years ago.

'I didn't realise how heavy it weighed on me': Homeless family on getting keys to their council house

The couple lost their rental accommodation last year and found it impossible to find somewhere to live.

# housing - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Residential property prices have risen by 5.6% in the space of a year

In Dublin, residential property prices rose by 1.9% in the year to January.

# housing - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Dublin now in top 5 most expensive places to rent in Europe, research finds

Only London, Moscow, Zurich and Geneva have higher rents in Europe, according to ECA International.

# housing - Monday 11 March, 2019

'This is a countrywide problem': Cork activists to protest government's handling of housing crisis

Today’s demonstration comes after a major housing rally held in Dublin city over the weekend.

# housing - Sunday 10 March, 2019

'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre

Nineteen refugees are among dozens of people searching for a new place to live.

# housing - Saturday 9 March, 2019

'We will not be ignored': Activists to take to the streets again for Dublin housing protest

Today’s demonstration kicks off in Dublin at three different locations at 2pm.

# housing - Friday 8 March, 2019

Dublin City Council built just 74 new social houses last year

The Housing Department released a breakdown of figures this week.

# housing - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Murphy insists funding for first-time-buyer loan scheme 'has not run out'

Concerns had been that funds for the government’s Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme have run out.

# housing - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Taoiseach says he has to consult Central Bank before extending loan scheme

Micheál Martin accused the government of letting down people on low incomes down.

Plans to rezone industrial lands in Dublin to allow for housing revealed

A Dublin City Council month meeting last night was informed of potential “new growth areas” within the M50.

Poverty has doubled among working parents over five-year period, SVP report finds

In 2017, 45% of lone parents reported a heavy financial burden due to housing costs.

# housing - Monday 4 March, 2019

First-time-buyer loan scheme requires 'further tranche of funding' to continue

A first-time-buyer can apply for a home loan to purchase a new or second-hand property, or to build their own home under the scheme.

Just 8% of rental properties are available in Ireland within rent support limits

That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland.

# housing - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns

The European Commission report was highly critical of Ireland’s housing policy.

# housing - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland

This is an increase of 169 adults and 65 children on last month.

# housing - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'Ignored at viewings because they're black or Asian': Dozens of asylum seekers facing homelessness

Clondalkin Towers is set to close in June and many residents are struggling to secure new accommodation.

Almost €700 million paid to private landlords in rent subsidies last year

€276,600,000 was paid in HAP to landlords via HAP last year.

# housing - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed

House acquisitions by local authorities has also risen.

# housing - Sunday 10 February, 2019

The average monthly rent in Ireland is over €1,300 - €300 higher than the 2008 peak

Rents rose nationwide by an average of 9.8% in the 12 months to December 2018.

# housing - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Number of homes built in 2018 rose by 25% compared to year previous

The total number of new dwellings completed in 2018 was 18,072, according to the CSO.

Government urged to 'apply more dynamic thinking' to solving housing crisis

An Oireachtas Housing Committee report has been critical of the government’s approach to solving the housing crisis.

# housing - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Man arrested over Strokestown eviction incident released without charge

The man was arrested earlier today following a search of a house in the Killoe area of Longford.

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