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# Housing

April
April 2024
Only 38 houses available to rent through HAP scheme in March
Nearly 40k houses will be built this year, says O'Brien playing down Harris’ target to build 50k
New EU energy efficiency law could see government incentivise thousands more homes to renovate
Median asking price for homes now €340k as property prices rising at fastest pace in 18 months
Opinion: State board members are paid so why aren't charity organisation board members?
Fiona Cormican
Poll: Are you a renter?
Ireland’s true class divide: Home-owners hold 97% of wealth. Renters? Just 3%
Lower tax for €50k earners and 50k homes built each year: Simon Harris makes promises at FG Ard Fheis
March
March 2024
Government missed last year's social and affordable housing targets by 2,680 homes
Homelessness: Record 4,170 children in emergency accommodation last month
9,671 adults and 4,170 children were in emergency accommodation in February.
The number of homes available to buy in Ireland is now at its lowest level in 17 years
Bacik tells Labour conference Varadkar resignation 'ultimate' vote of no confidence in Government
Debunked: Chart used to criticise Dublin actually shows ranking for homelessness services
Failure to address housing issues could push inflation upwards, warns Central Bank
‘Limited’ opportunity for Nama to build more affordable homes, says McGrath
Increasing housing targets to 50,000 per year not achievable this year or next, says Taoiseach
Leo Varadkar said a 50,000 housing target would be achievable in the longer term.
February
February 2024
'You’re all sound, noise and fury with no substance': Martin and Doherty clash over housing
House prices are now higher than the peak of the Celtic Tiger boom in 2007
Garda reserve rules to be updated ahead of campaign launch to recruit 1,000 new hires
Questions raised over decision to house asylum seekers at major Drogheda hotel
Plans to extend child benefit to over-18s still in education brought forward to May
Homes at Sandyford ‘Mint’ site could be decade away despite land transfer approval
The Central Bank said it would take seven years for it to vacate the site off the M50.
FactCheck: The government is not offering tens of thousands to coax Indians to Irish islands
Financial analyst: House affordability should be the government's focus, not just house prices
Mark Coan
January
January 2024
‘Stricter’ environmental and building regulations placed on new homes in Ireland than in the UK
Scheme for mortgage interest relief for some homeowners opens today
Varadkar says it’s ‘not the worst thing’ that Ryanair is buying up homes for staff
13,318 people in emergency accommodation in December, a 13.5% increase on previous year
Mortgage drawdowns for first-time buyers hit highest level since 2007's Celtic Tiger peak
Nearly 33,000 homes delivered last year, uncertainty remains over social and affordable targets
High rents, evictions, poor conditions: Growing number of older people with housing difficulties
Housing Committee may compel Peter McVerry Trust to appear after multiple refusals
Plans to build 852 homes in Dundrum stalled by one objector, Land Development Agency to tell TDs
House prices outside Dublin to increase by 4.9% in 2024
'Discriminates against single people': Readers share their experiences of govt housing schemes
Single people in particular reported feeling forgotten and left out of government supports.
Donohoe 'confident' gardaí will bring cases forward over recent arson attacks around the country
Locals question silence over future of 28 homes in Swords
The homes are in the housing minister’s constituency of Dublin Fingal.
Motion to increase tax on bulk buying of homes for private rental to be opposed by Govt
Dermot Bannon and Department of Housing explain why they met before new season of Room to Improve
Fewer car park spaces and smaller gardens under new house building rules issued to local authorities