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#Housing

# housing - Friday 28 June, 2019

'There is no silver bullet,' says Murphy as homeless figure above 10,000 for fourth month in a row

There are still 1,700 families homeless in Ireland.

Plans for 299 apartments in blocks of up to 9 storeys in Glasnevin rejected after significant local objection

Plans were lodged in March for properties at the former Smurfit Printworks site.

# housing - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

The average price of a house in Dublin has increased once again to €388,000

The average price of a house continued to rise nationwide but at a slower rate than before.

# housing - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Housing First services to be rolled out in Wicklow, Meath and Kildare for the first time

Kildare County Council issued the tender worth an estimated €702,000.

# housing - Monday 24 June, 2019

Dublin co-living development refused planning permission

Dublin co-living development refused planning permission

The decision follows Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy’s support for co-living spaces.

Housing benefit recipients face 'systemic discrimination', Irish human rights body says

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission launched it’s 2018 annual report today.

# housing - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Plans for 469 homes in south Dublin on one of State's most valuable vacant sites

The land in Cornelscourt is valued at €12 million.

# housing - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'It's a huge success': First sale of mortgage-to-rent home back to original owner

The scheme allows people who are in mortgage arrears to remain in their homes and pay rent to an approved housing body.

# housing - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Berlin backs five-year rent freeze to tackle rising rents

Only social housing and new builds that have not been let out would be exempt under the move.

# housing - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable'

A letter from the UN said private housing investment has impacted security of tenure for renters.

# housing - Thursday 13 June, 2019

These are the most expensive areas to buy a home in Ireland by Eircode CSO

These are the most expensive areas to buy a home in Ireland by Eircode

The CSO has published its latest residential property price index today.

# housing - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Apartments overlooking graveyard in Dublin get green light despite concerns mourners will be 'robbed of their privacy'

An appeal has now been lodged with An Bord Pleanála by a separate party against the development going ahead.

# housing - Sunday 26 May, 2019

How did SF and the Left fail to harness housing crisis anger into votes? Good question, says Mary Lou

Housing was one of the number one issues raised on the doorsteps during the campaign trail, said McDonald.

'We never said we were there to solve the homeless crisis': CEO behind controversial co-living project speaks out

The company told TheJournal.ie that it was also considering Cork and Galway for co-living projects.

# housing - Saturday 25 May, 2019

257-bed student housing complex on site of historical bakery in Dublin's north inner city given green light

The complex will be built near two other student developments in the area.

# housing - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Taoiseach: Co-living an option - 'it's not going to replace traditional houses and apartments'

Leo Varadkar and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy faced opposition on their co-living stance in the Dáil today.

# housing - Monday 20 May, 2019

Development of 88 apartments at former Phoenix Park racecourse gets green light

An Bord Pleanala granted permission for the development after an appeal.

# housing - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Explainer: What are cuckoo funds and why are people complaining about them?

Between 2012 and 2018, block purchasers bought 9,291 units in Dublin.

# housing - Friday 17 May, 2019

Bedsits of the future or part of the solution?: Minister says co-living flats are just another option for people

Plans to build a block of 208 studio dwellings which would see dozens of people sharing one kitchen have been criticised.

# housing - Thursday 16 May, 2019

The amount spent on homeless services in Dublin almost trebled in four years

Over €118 million was spent on homeless emergency accommodation last year.

# housing - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Poll: How much do you pay a month in rent? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How much do you pay a month in rent?

Average rents in the capital have reached above €2,000.

# housing - Monday 13 May, 2019

Minister accused of 'living in cloud cuckoo land' for saying rents are rising at a 'slow rate'

The average cost of renting a home in Ireland in the first three months of this year was at an all time high.

# housing - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Plans lodged for 495 build-to-rent apartments at former Chivers factory site in Coolock

The apartment plans were lodged directly with ABP under fast-track planning laws.

# housing - Friday 10 May, 2019

Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised

The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised.

# housing - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

OPW raised concerns over impact planned apartments in Glasnevin will have on Botanic Gardens

The OPW brought up issues with the scale of the proposed development at the site of a former car dealership on Glasnevin Hill.

# housing - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

'Our solutions are working': Minister responds to record homeless figures

It is the third month-on-month increase in the number of people living in emergency accommodation.

Poll: Should there be a freeze on all evictions for a year? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a freeze on all evictions for a year?

Despite a ramp up in the number of houses being built, homeless figures continue to rise each month.

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones

The GRA said this issue is particularly impacting on new recruits who are on lower incomes.

# housing - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

There are now over 10,300 people homeless in Ireland, a new record high

A rough sleeper count also found 128 people sleeping on the streets in Dublin.

Drug dealing seen as 'more attractive' way to earn money for some young Irish people

New research found the local drug economy – unlike precarious work – recruits young people by incentivising and enticing them.

# housing - Sunday 28 April, 2019

People are now paying an extra €129,000 to live near the Dart or Luas

The most expensive house prices are in Sandymount, Dalkey and Lansdowne Road.

# housing - Saturday 27 April, 2019

DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option

That is according to correspondence obtained by TheJournal.ie under Freedom of Information.

# housing - Monday 22 April, 2019

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission

The WRC provides advice on workplace issues to employers and to employees.

# 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.