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#Housing

# housing - Monday 24 September, 2018

Paddy Cosgrave slams FG on housing crisis, declines to say if he raised issue personally with Taoiseach

Cosgrave also criticised RTÉ for not highlighting issues around the housing crisis.

# housing - Saturday 22 September, 2018

House in Crumlin occupied as housing activists shut down part of O'Connell Street Take Back The City This post contains videos

House in Crumlin occupied as housing activists shut down part of O'Connell Street

“I don’t think it’s acceptable for people to break into properties and occupy them,” Minister of State Damien English said.

Security at Áras under review after woman 'walks unchallenged into President's office'

Gardaí are conducting two reviews following the incident.

Housing activists hosting national day of action today ... here's how we got to this point

Take Back the City activists have occupied a number of properties in Dublin over the past two months.

# housing - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Regeneration plan launched for Dublin's St Teresa's Gardens

Construction of the first phase of the project, 54 social homes, is due to commence in the coming months.

# housing - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness

More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.

# housing - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Housing activists host practical training session for tenants 'to be able to resist illegal evictions'

Take Back The City has made headlines in recent weeks after occupying three properties in Dublin’s north inner city.

High Court grants orders requiring protesters to end occupation of Dublin property

The injunctions are to remain in place until the case has been finalised.

Taoiseach slaps down proposal to ban people taking photos of gardaí on duty

Leo Varadkar said he wanted to give assurances today that such a measure is not being considered by government.

# housing - Friday 14 September, 2018

Homeless and addiction charity says 'Ireland is facing a deepening social crisis'

Merchants Quay chief: “It’s an understatement at this point to say we have a homelessness crisis”

# housing - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Commissioner says form of garda attire at North Frederick Street protest 'was not correct'

Leo Varadkar defended the actions of gardaí and the decision to cover their faces.

'We're over the moon': Plans to build more than 500 homes near Dublin park rejected

Permission for the project had been granted by An Bord Pleanála in early April.

# housing - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

FF affordable housing plan aims to give €50k subsidy to help first-time buyers purchase a home

The plan is core to the party’s demands in this year’s Budget negotiations.

Men in balaclavas criticised during eviction of activists at occupied Dublin property

A group of men arrived at the property at 34 North Frederick Street to remove the activists yesterday evening.

# housing - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Murphy attacks Sinn Féin 'stunt' as no confidence motion submitted against Housing Minister

Sinn Féin has submitted motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy, but it won’t have Fianna Fáil backing.

House prices in Dublin up by 6.5% in the last year

As a whole, residential property prices at a national level have increased by 10% in the 12 months to July.

Dublin City Council says sale of former Magdalene Laundry site is 'chance of a lifetime'

Objections have been raised to the proposed sale of the site to a Japanese hotel chain.

# housing - Monday 10 September, 2018

Selling public land to highest bidder is 'not the best option', surveyors warn

The Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland has also raised concerns over vacant properties in Ireland.

# housing - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Activists occupying vacant house in Dublin take over third property this evening

Activists occupying vacant house in Dublin take over third property this evening

They occupied a property on Belvedere Court.

# housing - Friday 7 September, 2018

Waterford activists stage 24-hour occupation of vacant property in city

The activists say they were inspired by recent occupations in Dublin.

# housing - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Minister warns councils he will use emergency powers if inaction on housing continues

The minister said some local authorities are ‘making excuses’ about their lack of progress.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'It could be a turning moment in the crisis': Major housing rally to take place outside Dáil in October

A range of trade unions, housing advocates and groups have today called for a “radical shift” in Ireland’s housing policies.

Varadkar understands why people might be 'sceptical' that Fine Gael can solve the homeless crisis

The Taoiseach says his party does not lack compassion when it comes to solving the crisis.

Acting classes ruled out at FG think-in, but party to talk gender pay gap and Budget

Last year, Varadkar was heavily criticised for comments he made to this website insisting that Ireland has “one of the lowest levels of homelessness” .

# housing - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Site with planning permission for over 400 apartments on sale for €32 million

The vacancy rate in Dublin’s private rented sector has been below 2% for more than four years.

# housing - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Billionaire Dermot Desmond has the all-clear to demolish Ireland's most expensive house

His new mansion on Dublin’s Shrewsbury Road will be three times the size of the current home.

# housing - Monday 3 September, 2018

Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in housing minister, but Fianna Fáil won't support it

At the party think-in in Cavan, the Sinn Fein leader said the party will put down a motion of no confidence in the coming weeks.

# housing - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Housing Minister says he expects to see an increase in the latest homeless figures

Minister Eoghan Murphy said if people are focused on his ‘posh boy image’ they are missing the point.

# housing - Sunday 26 August, 2018

'Even the bouncy castle industry in Ireland has representation: Generation Rent needs a voice'

One in five households rent nationally – and that could well remain the situation.

'Six houses vacant with 8,000 on the housing list is scandalous'

Station Grove was built in 2006.

# housing - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

This new exhibition showcases the potential of vacant buildings in tackling the housing crisis

A total of 183,312 houses and apartments were found to be vacant in the 2016 Census.

Number of new homes built this year up 30% CSO

Number of new homes built this year up 30%

A total of 4,419 new dwellings were built in the second quarter of this year.

# housing - Friday 17 August, 2018

'Summerhill was the tip of the iceberg': Housing activists take over second property in Dublin

Activists are now occupying 34 North Frederick Street in Dublin’s north inner city.

Dublin rental prices now €500-a-month higher than boom time as students 'left scraping the barrel'

The latest Daft.ie rental figures show increases across the country.

# housing - Thursday 16 August, 2018

HAP: Landlords are just turning around and saying, 'Someone else is after coming in with cash'

“It gets so much that I actually just stopped for two, three weeks because I couldn’t bear to keep going, getting refused, getting refused, getting refused,” says Daniel who has been looking for accommodation with HAP for eight months.

Family who spent night in garda station offered three-bedroom apartment on trial basis

Margaret Cash and six of her children spent the night in Tallaght Garda Station last week.

New Zealand passes law banning sales of homes to most foreigners

The law comes after the Prime Minister vowed to make housing more affordable before her election last year.

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

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

# housing - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Owner of a number of Dublin houses takes court action against Summerhill home occupation

The matter will return to court tomorrow.

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