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# housing - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Opinion: Opposition for opposition sake to Affordable Housing Plan short-changes young people and families
# Housing
# Housing

Opinion: Opposition for opposition sake to Affordable Housing Plan short-changes young people and families

Feb 2nd 2021, 3:58 PM 18,155 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Mary Fitzpatrick responds to opposition criticism of the government’s Affordable Housing Plan.

Council refuses planning permission for hotel on Capel Street, says there are 'too many' hotels in Dublin
# Housing
# Housing

Council refuses planning permission for hotel on Capel Street, says there are 'too many' hotels in Dublin

Feb 2nd 2021, 11:40 AM 36,421 Views 32 Comments

It is believed to be the first time council planners have cited concerns about the growing number of hotels as a reason to refuse planning permission.

# housing - Monday 1 February, 2021

Construction to start on 600 social and affordable homes in south Dublin
# Housing
# Housing

Construction to start on 600 social and affordable homes in south Dublin

Feb 1st 2021, 4:18 PM 72,469 Views 77 Comments

A one-bed rental will cost €1,000 a month.

# housing - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Macho face-off thankfully replaced by policy as Eoin Ó Broin and Richard Bruton debate housing
# Shovel Ready
# Shovel Ready

Macho face-off thankfully replaced by policy as Eoin Ó Broin and Richard Bruton debate housing

Jan 28th 2021, 7:16 PM 32,877 Views 73 Comments

The pair got into it on Twitter but kept their shirts on in a radio debate.

# housing - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Opinion: The Affordable Housing Bill will line developers' pockets while young couples can't buy a home
# Affordable Homes
# Affordable Homes

Opinion: The Affordable Housing Bill will line developers' pockets while young couples can't buy a home

Jan 26th 2021, 7:00 PM 23,875 Views 28 Comments

The Government must stop pursuing policies which inflate the property market and think again about the Affordable Housing Bill, writes Cian O’Callaghan of the Social Democrats.

Cost of building apartments in Dublin falls by almost 9% over past three years
# Housing
# Housing

Cost of building apartments in Dublin falls by almost 9% over past three years

Jan 26th 2021, 12:18 PM 13,069 Views 22 Comments

The report was published by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.

# housing - Monday 18 January, 2021

Poll: Should there be a levy on housing units that lie vacant for over six months?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a levy on housing units that lie vacant for over six months?

Jan 18th 2021, 10:37 AM 33,197 Views 81 Comments

There is no such levy on vacant housing in Ireland at the moment.

Working from home prompts more houses being bought outside urban areas - surveyors
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Working from home prompts more houses being bought outside urban areas - surveyors

Jan 18th 2021, 9:47 AM 21,344 Views 27 Comments

Surveyors predict a 4% rise in house prices in Ireland in 2021.

# housing - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead
# Spring 2021
# Spring 2021

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead

Jan 14th 2021, 6:15 AM 17,861 Views 29 Comments

Affordable housing, scramblers, e-scooters and speedy trials – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

# housing - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

House prices rise 6% in 'fastest inflation' in three years
# Report
# Report

House prices rise 6% in 'fastest inflation' in three years

Jan 5th 2021, 7:06 AM 39,530 Views 60 Comments

A report says Government supports and a drop in supply are partly responsible.

# housing - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to uncovering housing and local information
# Info Hub
# Info Hub

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to uncovering housing and local information

Dec 30th 2020, 11:30 AM 7,576 Views 0 Comments

Our community-driven platform Noteworthy helps you find out if you are in an area prone to floods, landslides, high radon and more.

# housing - Saturday 26 December, 2020

House prices rise by almost 1.5% over three months
# Housing
# Housing

House prices rise by almost 1.5% over three months

Dec 26th 2020, 3:42 PM 28,336 Views 16 Comments

A record number of mortgage approvals and a lack of supply have driven the increases, according to a new report.

Government expects 25,000 new homes built in 2021 - half by State or approved housing bodies
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government expects 25,000 new homes built in 2021 - half by State or approved housing bodies

Dec 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,767 Views 17 Comments

The shutdown of the industry slowed progress this year but it is unlikely further lockdowns would stop construction.

# housing - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Let's regulate short-term let platforms like Airbnb before tourism kicks back in, says housing minister
# Interview
# Interview

Let's regulate short-term let platforms like Airbnb before tourism kicks back in, says housing minister

Dec 24th 2020, 6:30 PM 23,268 Views 31 Comments

Housing and tourism departments are in discussions about platform regulations.

# housing - Friday 18 December, 2020

New affordable housing plan will see State take 30% stake in homes of first-time buyers
# Housing
# Housing

New affordable housing plan will see State take 30% stake in homes of first-time buyers

Dec 18th 2020, 6:57 PM 59,678 Views 39 Comments

The affordable housing scheme will go to Cabinet next week.

Average listed price of a home in Ireland was €269k this quarter - a rise of 7.4% on last year
# Housing
# Housing

Average listed price of a home in Ireland was €269k this quarter - a rise of 7.4% on last year

Dec 18th 2020, 6:10 AM 29,926 Views 21 Comments

The 7.4% year-on-year rise is the the largest such increase in three years.

# housing - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis

Dec 16th 2020, 2:45 PM 26,297 Views 54 Comments

In Dublin, house prices have decreased by 1.5%, while apartment prices increased by 1%.

# housing - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Bartra Capital secures planning permission for its fourth co-living scheme in Dublin
# Castleknock
# Castleknock

Bartra Capital secures planning permission for its fourth co-living scheme in Dublin

Dec 10th 2020, 4:03 PM 10,456 Views 16 Comments

The company is planning to spend €130 million constructing its planned four shared co-living sites.

Housing charity dealt with over 100 illegal or threatened evictions during pandemic ban
# Threshold
# Threshold

Housing charity dealt with over 100 illegal or threatened evictions during pandemic ban

Dec 10th 2020, 9:21 AM 7,602 Views 14 Comments

A ban on eviction notices and rent increases was put in place temporarily earlier this year.

# housing - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Salvation Army homeless hostel for minors in Dublin city centre to shut down next year
# Lefroy House
# Lefroy House

Salvation Army homeless hostel for minors in Dublin city centre to shut down next year

Dec 3rd 2020, 9:35 AM 21,037 Views 18 Comments

Lefroy House is based on Eden Quay in Dublin City Centre and is run by the Salvation Army.

# housing - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Bartra Capital secures planning permission for co-living scheme in Dublin 4
# Merrion Road
# Merrion Road

Bartra Capital secures planning permission for co-living scheme in Dublin 4

Dec 1st 2020, 7:13 PM 22,893 Views 26 Comments

The firm has secured planning permission for the five-storey plan for 98 Merrion Road in spite of strong local opposition.

# housing - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Opinion: It's time for courage - Rebuilding Ireland is dysfunctional and must be replaced
# Housing
# Housing

Opinion: It's time for courage - Rebuilding Ireland is dysfunctional and must be replaced

Nov 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,418 Views 22 Comments

Dr Rory Hearne says the Government’s housing model is fundamentally flawed and it’s time for a complete overhaul of the system.

# housing - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Homeless charities express 'concern and upset' after bodies of two men found in Dublin
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless charities express 'concern and upset' after bodies of two men found in Dublin

Nov 25th 2020, 7:26 PM 26,855 Views 30 Comments

Gardaí are investigating the deaths, and they are not being treated as suspicious.

# housing - Monday 23 November, 2020

Councillors and minister set 'to clash' over future of Oscar Traynor lands
# North Dublin
# North Dublin

Councillors and minister set 'to clash' over future of Oscar Traynor lands

Nov 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 27,301 Views 19 Comments

Councillors last week rejected plans for developer Glenveagh to build 850 homes at the 17-hectare site.

# housing - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Why did councillors reject plans to build 850 homes on Dublin's northside?
# Oscar Traynor Road
# Oscar Traynor Road

Why did councillors reject plans to build 850 homes on Dublin's northside?

Nov 17th 2020, 12:21 PM 27,934 Views 63 Comments

The development at Oscar Traynor Road in Santry was set to be a public-private partnership with developer Glenveagh.

# housing - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Peter McVerry Trust to provide 210 social housing units, mostly in Dublin, in the next year
# Charity
# Charity

Peter McVerry Trust to provide 210 social housing units, mostly in Dublin, in the next year

Nov 11th 2020, 6:00 AM 28,236 Views 32 Comments

70% will be one-bedroom units, the housing charity said.

# housing - Monday 9 November, 2020

Rent costs rise in four of Ireland's five major cities
# Rent
# Rent

Rent costs rise in four of Ireland's five major cities

Nov 9th 2020, 7:54 AM 45,535 Views 55 Comments

Rent prices in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford cities have risen compared to last year.

# housing - Sunday 1 November, 2020

'Chronic lack of supply' of affordable homes outside Dublin, warns homelessness charity
# Simon Communities
# Simon Communities

'Chronic lack of supply' of affordable homes outside Dublin, warns homelessness charity

Nov 1st 2020, 6:13 PM 30,744 Views 50 Comments

The latest report from the Simon Communities reveals the lack of affordable housing across the country.

# housing - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Over a quarter of counties have drawn down no funding for Traveller accommodation this year
# Housing
# Housing

Over a quarter of counties have drawn down no funding for Traveller accommodation this year

Oct 27th 2020, 5:38 PM 35,191 Views 0 Comments

Less than half of funding allocated to Traveller accommodation has been drawn down this year to date.

# housing - Friday 23 October, 2020

Bill preventing evictions from taking place during Level 5 passes all Oireachtas stages
# Renting
# Renting

Bill preventing evictions from taking place during Level 5 passes all Oireachtas stages

Oct 23rd 2020, 4:32 PM 16,234 Views 22 Comments

The Bill will now be sent to the President for early signature.

# housing - Monday 19 October, 2020

Temporary ban on evictions to be implemented during six-week Level 5 restrictions
# Renting
# Renting

Temporary ban on evictions to be implemented during six-week Level 5 restrictions

Oct 19th 2020, 10:55 PM 23,261 Views 31 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced this evening that Ireland will move to Level 5 restrictions for six weeks.

Family who fled house in Dundalk after racist attacks fear becoming homeless
# Louth
# Louth

Family who fled house in Dundalk after racist attacks fear becoming homeless

Oct 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 41,961 Views 0 Comments

Their son has not been in school since a violent incident outside the family home last month.

# housing - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

New cost rental scheme will mean tenants could pay 25% to 30% below market rents, says minister
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

New cost rental scheme will mean tenants could pay 25% to 30% below market rents, says minister

Oct 14th 2020, 7:28 PM 32,309 Views 47 Comments

The cost rental scheme will deliver 400 homes.

Irish house prices rise again following slight decline during Covid-19 lockdown
# CSO
# CSO

Irish house prices rise again following slight decline during Covid-19 lockdown

Oct 14th 2020, 12:52 PM 30,864 Views 50 Comments

The figures were revealed by the Central Statistics Office today.

# housing - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Minister blames Covid as just 725 social housing units built in first half of this year
# Housing
# Housing

Minister blames Covid as just 725 social housing units built in first half of this year

Oct 7th 2020, 2:16 PM 14,904 Views 35 Comments

Opposition TDs have spoken of their “shock”.

# housing - Sunday 4 October, 2020

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in
# Taking Stock
# Taking Stock

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in

Oct 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 27,093 Views 49 Comments

One thing is for sure, this government needs a win.

# housing - Saturday 3 October, 2020

24 families being moved out of emergency accommodation at former Regency for 'operational reasons'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

24 families being moved out of emergency accommodation at former Regency for 'operational reasons'

Oct 3rd 2020, 8:00 AM 27,717 Views 11 Comments

The former Regency Hotel – now The Bonnington Hotel – has been used since at least 2014 for housing homeless families.

# housing - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

'I got a call from Focus Ireland inviting me to view an apartment ... it felt like heaven'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'I got a call from Focus Ireland inviting me to view an apartment ... it felt like heaven'

Sep 29th 2020, 6:45 PM 23,099 Views 14 Comments

Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2019 this morning

# housing - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Threshold calls for €20 million rent arrears fund to be included in upcoming Budget
# Renting
# Renting

Threshold calls for €20 million rent arrears fund to be included in upcoming Budget

Sep 24th 2020, 8:20 AM 16,834 Views 62 Comments

The charity is calling for the funding to help tenants facing a rent crisis as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# housing - Sunday 20 September, 2020

'A lack of regard for our community': Row erupts over social housing development in Donegal
# Ballybofey
# Ballybofey

'A lack of regard for our community': Row erupts over social housing development in Donegal

Sep 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 45,445 Views 40 Comments

Residents claim to have been misled about the consultation and appeals process, but councillors deny this is the case.