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# housing - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Fianna Fáil says position that a rent freeze is unconstitutional has not changed since the election
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Fianna Fáil says position that a rent freeze is unconstitutional has not changed since the election

Feb 27th 2020, 5:12 PM 17,082 Views 98 Comments

The issue of a rent freeze was discussed with the Green Party.

Cork to get new 24 storey tower in 201-unit rental development
# Sextant Pub Site
# Sextant Pub Site

Cork to get new 24 storey tower in 201-unit rental development

Feb 27th 2020, 3:18 PM 26,902 Views 41 Comments

Permission for the development has been granted by An Bord Pleanála.

# housing - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Students call on University of Limerick to reverse decision to double-up bedrooms on campus
# Digs
# Digs

Students call on University of Limerick to reverse decision to double-up bedrooms on campus

Feb 25th 2020, 10:27 AM 47,189 Views 40 Comments

Rent for the twin rooms will range from €2,800 to €4,250 per person.

# housing - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Permission granted for 657 new homes beside Dublin park despite strong local opposition
# Raheny
# Raheny

Permission granted for 657 new homes beside Dublin park despite strong local opposition

Feb 18th 2020, 12:12 PM 160,889 Views 179 Comments

An Bord Pleanála granted permission for the development despite opposition from hundreds of locals.

# housing - Friday 14 February, 2020

FactCheck: Will the government spend more on HAP than on new social housing this year?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Will the government spend more on HAP than on new social housing this year?

Feb 14th 2020, 6:00 AM 25,192 Views 42 Comments

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin O Broin made the claim on television this week – but is he right?

# housing - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Eoghan Murphy reckons his seat is safe as he defends his record on housing
# Returned
# Returned

Eoghan Murphy reckons his seat is safe as he defends his record on housing

Feb 9th 2020, 6:47 PM 42,176 Views 86 Comments

Murphy polled in third place in Dublin Bay South.

# housing - Friday 7 February, 2020

From Wicklow to Westmeath: Spike in house sales in 'commuter belt' counties continues
# Beyond The Pale
# Beyond The Pale

From Wicklow to Westmeath: Spike in house sales in 'commuter belt' counties continues

Feb 7th 2020, 2:01 PM 13,719 Views 6 Comments

The number of sales in Dublin dropped, according to a new study.

# housing - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election

Feb 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,332 Views 63 Comments

We asked each political party where it stands on housing and homelessness policies in Ireland.

# housing - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Factfind: How many adults under 30 are still living at home with their parents?
# Just The Facts
# Just The Facts

Factfind: How many adults under 30 are still living at home with their parents?

Feb 2nd 2020, 10:00 PM 59,432 Views 100 Comments

Election candidates have been talking about their plight during the campaign – how big an issue is it?

# housing - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019

Jan 29th 2020, 6:05 AM 9,359 Views 7 Comments

The 12,259 mortgages are valued at €2.7 billion.

# housing - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate

Jan 28th 2020, 8:21 PM 34,187 Views 57 Comments

Several claims were made about housing supply and homelessness last night. We’ve looked at the main ones.

Sinn Féin's 'manifesto for change' pledges to build 100,000 homes and secure a referendum on Irish unity
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Sinn Féin's 'manifesto for change' pledges to build 100,000 homes and secure a referendum on Irish unity

Jan 28th 2020, 4:43 PM 24,318 Views 289 Comments

The party has also committed to returning the pension age to 65 and abolishing the property tax.

# housing - Friday 24 January, 2020

Dublin City Council opposes plans for over 650 apartments beside St Anne's Park
# Raheny
# Raheny

Dublin City Council opposes plans for over 650 apartments beside St Anne's Park

Jan 24th 2020, 8:09 AM 26,800 Views 92 Comments

The proposed development has long been opposed by local residents and politicians.

# housing - Monday 20 January, 2020

Leo Varadkar 'still remembers' buying his home in his 20s and 'wants that to be attainable'
# Keys To The Kingdom
# Keys To The Kingdom

Leo Varadkar 'still remembers' buying his home in his 20s and 'wants that to be attainable'

Jan 20th 2020, 7:01 PM 85,006 Views 200 Comments

The Taoiseach told The Last Word he is a “big believer in home ownership”.

# housing - Friday 17 January, 2020

Eoghan Murphy wants to stay as Housing Minister after the election because there's 'more for me to do'
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Eoghan Murphy wants to stay as Housing Minister after the election because there's 'more for me to do'

Jan 17th 2020, 4:58 PM 21,072 Views 96 Comments

The minister was out campaigning today.

# housing - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

No checks made to inside of tent where man was seriously injured during 'hazard removal'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

No checks made to inside of tent where man was seriously injured during 'hazard removal'

Jan 15th 2020, 4:09 PM 54,659 Views 79 Comments

The man was sleeping in his tent when it was being removed in an attempt to tidy the canal walk way.

# housing - Monday 13 January, 2020

Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report
# Locked Out
# Locked Out

Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report

Jan 13th 2020, 9:18 AM 18,484 Views 42 Comments

There is a notable shortage of one-bedroom housing for single people and couples, the Simon Communities said.

# housing - Friday 10 January, 2020

'Freezing cold, very scared and homeless': Volunteer describes discovering homeless woman on Dublin street
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

'Freezing cold, very scared and homeless': Volunteer describes discovering homeless woman on Dublin street

Jan 10th 2020, 10:30 PM 45,161 Views 64 Comments

Irene Coady Murphy said last night was particularly cold and they had run out of sleeping bags to give to rough sleepers.

# housing - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

'No big surprise if the Dáil doesn't return next week': Campaigning well under way as FG target FF housing policy
# It's On
# It's On

'No big surprise if the Dáil doesn't return next week': Campaigning well under way as FG target FF housing policy

Jan 8th 2020, 1:47 PM 18,106 Views 40 Comments

Fine Gael general election candidates have been given a document targeting Fianna Fáil’s housing policy.

# housing - Monday 30 December, 2019

House prices continue to fall across the country, according to new report
# Housing
# Housing

House prices continue to fall across the country, according to new report

Dec 30th 2019, 6:00 AM 50,386 Views 14 Comments

Some parts of the country, including Sligo and Meath, have continued to see price inflation.

# housing - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record

Dec 29th 2019, 7:30 AM 25,423 Views 142 Comments

The Taoiseach said Fianna Fáil should be ‘embarrassed’ to discuss their housing policies.

# housing - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Over 60% of Irish people back rent freeze bill, new survey finds
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

Over 60% of Irish people back rent freeze bill, new survey finds

Dec 22nd 2019, 7:00 AM 9,619 Views 44 Comments

The Bill passed in its first stage in the Dáíl earlier this month.

# housing - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Peter McVerry Trust plans 100 housing units in 2020 after meeting targets a year ahead of schedule
# Housing First
# Housing First

Peter McVerry Trust plans 100 housing units in 2020 after meeting targets a year ahead of schedule

Dec 19th 2019, 6:20 AM 11,763 Views 20 Comments

The charity said that while this “isn’t about targets, it’s about delivering more homes”, it was delighted to be ahead of schedule.

# housing - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'
# General Election
# General Election

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'

Dec 18th 2019, 11:27 PM 21,932 Views 55 Comments

The Taoiseach also said the homelessness crisis is “distressing” to him.

# housing - Friday 13 December, 2019

Roads reopen and delays expected as housing protest finishes in the centre of Dublin
# Protests
# Protests

Roads reopen and delays expected as housing protest finishes in the centre of Dublin

Updated Dec 13th 2019, 6:23 PM 48,040 Views 25 Comments

Last Friday, protesters also blocked off Aungier Street in a housing protest.

# housing - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution
# Rent Freeze
# Rent Freeze

Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution

Dec 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 19,426 Views 55 Comments

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says Eoghan Murphy may be proven wrong on the rent freeze bill

# housing - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation

Updated Dec 10th 2019, 10:53 PM 38,929 Views 138 Comments

The bill would see rents frozen for the next three years.

Varadkar says councils should help pay for property inspectors instead of 'investing in white-water rafting'
# Housing
# Housing

Varadkar says councils should help pay for property inspectors instead of 'investing in white-water rafting'

Updated Dec 10th 2019, 4:00 PM 21,899 Views 35 Comments

St Vincent De Paul has called for more support from the government to retrofit homes.

Over 1,000 new houses set to be built in Clondalkin
# Housing
# Housing

Over 1,000 new houses set to be built in Clondalkin

Dec 10th 2019, 12:01 PM 27,181 Views 60 Comments

An Bord Pleanála approved the South Dublin County Council development.

# housing - Sunday 8 December, 2019

FactFind: How many homes is the Irish government actually building every year?
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

FactFind: How many homes is the Irish government actually building every year?

Dec 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 37,654 Views 46 Comments

Eoghan Murphy says Rebuilding Ireland has delivered 64,000 places to live – but how many are new builds?

# housing - Friday 6 December, 2019

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view

Dec 6th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,599 Views 43 Comments

One of the options outlined in the consultation open from today is to encourage a wider use of green leases.

# housing - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Sinn Féin are pushing for a rent freeze next week, and asking for Fianna Fáil's help
# Housing
# Housing

Sinn Féin are pushing for a rent freeze next week, and asking for Fianna Fáil's help

Dec 5th 2019, 9:45 PM 15,656 Views 87 Comments

“The Rent Pressure Zones are not working,” housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said.

Increase in first-time buyers moving to Dublin commuter belt
# Priced Out
# Priced Out

Increase in first-time buyers moving to Dublin commuter belt

Dec 5th 2019, 6:20 AM 23,123 Views 28 Comments

One economist warned that this increased activity will put pressure on the infrastructural needs in these areas.

Almost 17,000 people helped by Simon Communities last year - 26% more than in 2017
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Almost 17,000 people helped by Simon Communities last year - 26% more than in 2017

Dec 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 3,950 Views 6 Comments

That’s according to the charity’s annual report being launched today.

# housing - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Eoghan Murphy saved and Christmas election off the table as no confidence motion defeated
# Housing
# Housing

Eoghan Murphy saved and Christmas election off the table as no confidence motion defeated

Dec 3rd 2019, 10:21 PM 39,393 Views 177 Comments

The motion was defeated by three votes.

The number of people who are homeless climbs to over 10,500 for the first time
# Eoghan Murphy
# Eoghan Murphy

The number of people who are homeless climbs to over 10,500 for the first time

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:21 PM 20,483 Views 108 Comments

There were 117 more people homeless in October than there was in September.

Dublin ranks worst in affordability of housing for expats worldwide
# City Living
# City Living

Dublin ranks worst in affordability of housing for expats worldwide

Dec 3rd 2019, 3:14 PM 20,087 Views 47 Comments

27% are expats living in Ireland are satisfied with the general cost of living, compared with the global average of 47%.

Fine Gael looks to independent TDs to survive tonight's vote of no confidence in Murphy
# Housing
# Housing

Fine Gael looks to independent TDs to survive tonight's vote of no confidence in Murphy

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:05 AM 11,970 Views 60 Comments

The government numbers are tight ahead of tonight’s motion of no confidence in the housing minister.

People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 12,586 Views 12 Comments

That’s according to new research from Daft.ie.

# housing - Monday 2 December, 2019

Naughten says he's made no decision on how he will vote in motion of no confidence in Murphy
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Naughten says he's made no decision on how he will vote in motion of no confidence in Murphy

Dec 2nd 2019, 3:34 PM 11,321 Views 23 Comments

A motion of confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is being heard in the Dáil tomorrow night.