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#Housing

# housing - Saturday 10 November, 2018

'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing

This week a petition with 3,500 signatures calling for a halt to the sale of the site was handed into the Department of Finance.

# housing - Friday 9 November, 2018

Homeless kids launch book of stories and poems to let other children know 'they are not alone'

The children said they wanted to share the difficulties they have experienced but also to share their hope with other children in tough situations.

Tenant who took landlord to Workplace Relations Commission over refusal to accept HAP awarded €7k

The complainant, a long-term tenant of the landlord, brought the case after claiming she has been discriminated against by him over his refusal to accept the scheme.

# housing - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

'Our living standards aren't improving because of the unwillingness by govt to correct market failures'

Despite strong headline growth figures, living standards in Ireland are actually below Italy and just a little above Cyprus, writes economist Robert Sweeney.

# housing - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords?

The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.

The government is trying to reduce chronic homelessness ... Here's how Finland ended it

Finland provides a positive example of what can be done to end long-term homelessness.

Tough new Airbnb laws will ban short-term lets by landlords and introduce 90-day cap

The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.

# housing - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

The number of homeless children in Ireland has risen by 136 in the space of a month

There are now collectively 9,698 people living in homeless accommodation across Ireland.

# housing - Monday 22 October, 2018

Three arrested after housing activists occupy Cork City Hall

The protesters called for the homelessness crisis to be declared a national emergency.

# housing - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Dublin City Council plotting €200 million funding for 'below market rent' apartment blocks

The proposed initial site for the Cost Rental Residential Project would be in Ballymun.

# housing - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Affordable homes to be built on private lands through 'quid pro quo' negotiations

Cork City Council officials will state today most active sector for construction is for student accommodation.

# housing - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Advert for 'glorified shed', being rented for €700/month, removed from website

The listing for the Dublin property was removed after a backlash.

'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results'

Victor Duggan takes a deep dive into the good, the bad and the ugly of the housing measures in Budget 2019.

# housing - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing Homelessness This post contains videos

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing

Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.

Donohoe announces details of new affordable housing scheme

A single person earning over €50,000 will be ineligible to apply.

# housing - Monday 8 October, 2018

Council denies promising accommodation for horses at new housing estate

Members of the Travelling Community have claimed that Tipperary County Council has failed to honour assurances about stables.

1,000 home development gets the green light in south county Dublin

294 of the new homes at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin will be for social housing.

'Painstakingly slow, chronically underfunded': Why aren't these vacant home schemes delivering?

Just nine homes were tenanted in one of the schemes last year, after the department had said up to 800 could be delivered in that time.

# housing - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Landlords' group says Take Back the City protesters should be open to moving out of Dublin

The Residential Landlords Association has said that there is too much of a focus on Dublin.

Welfare increase, fuel hike and income tax cuts: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Petrol, diesel, fuel and cigarettes are all set to rise.

# housing - Friday 5 October, 2018

Over 94% of rental properties beyond reach of people dependent on state housing benefits

A recent study found that, of 561 properties, 34 were available within Rent Supplement and HAP limits.

# housing - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Poll: Do you think protests will have a positive effect on the housing crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think protests will have a positive effect on the housing crisis?

Thousands gathered outside the Dáil yesterday for the Raise the Roof protest.

# housing - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'We're conning our young people': Thousands take part in Raise the Roof protest

The protest today coincided with a debate in the Dáil on a motion on housing.

OPINION: Oisín Coulter of Take Back the City says the housing crisis is not a natural disaster Opinion This post contains videos

OPINION: Oisín Coulter of Take Back the City says the housing crisis is not a natural disaster

The Take Back the City activist tells us the group’s main aims and offers potential solutions to the current housing crisis.

# housing - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Owners of Dublin building occupied by protesters say it is 'not safe'

The building at Belvedere Place was occupied on 8 September.

# housing - Monday 1 October, 2018

Sinn Féin proposes €400 second-home tax, 5% high-earner levy and pension hike

The party’s alternative budget proposes a €1 billion boost for social housing.

# housing - Sunday 30 September, 2018

CSO statisticians moving to housing department after confusion over homeless and housing figures

The CSO statisticians will be assisting the department with its housing data, but not homeless figures.

New Airbnb rules will return housing units back to long-term rentals

Rental caps and a new licensing system are due to be announced next week.

# housing - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Take Back the City protesters on why they've taken to the streets

Activists cite rent, gentrification and community as reasons for joining the movement.

# housing - Friday 28 September, 2018

Draft guidelines on urban development 'facilitate developers at expense of public'

The issue of height restrictions often comes up when discussing urban sprawl.

# housing - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified

The Department of Housing recorded 9,527 people in emergency accommodation last month.

Over 4,000 mortgages approved last month, with lots of people switching

The almost 45,000 mortgages approved in the last 12 months are valued at €9.9 billion.

# housing - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Unemployment set to drop again but Brexit could have negative impact on Irish growth

The ESRI said a neutral Budget may be the best option next month.

# housing - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

'I was literally rock bottom. I was seven years out on the streets ... there's no way I'm going back'

Dublin Simon Community launched its annual impact report earlier today.

Eoin Ó Broin: 'He is the Minister. The buck stops with him. He must change the policy... or go'

The Sinn Féin spokesperson defends his party’s motion of no confidence in the Housing Minister.

# housing - Monday 24 September, 2018

'It's a weird side-effect': Activist hopes PigeonGate video will bring attention to housing movement

Footage shared at the weekend showed one man abusing the protesters and another in his group threw a pigeon head at them.

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.