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#Housing

# housing - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Departments in talks about rolling out state-funded old age villages

There will be shared responsibility between the two departments to ensure that homes are supported by the HSE.

# housing - Thursday 12 July, 2018

'Before they came into my life, I faced closed doors - now the only closed door I face is my own'

Focus Ireland launched its 2017 annual report this morning.

'I've got my life back because of this' - Calls to support older people living in their own homes

Alone wants €84.5 million a year for 10 years.

Affordable housing: 'Taxing high end real estate transfers could fix the problem'

The city of Vancouver has increased taxes on unoccupied properties and the Province of British Columbia has just levied a tax on absentee owners, writes Chuck Collins.

# housing - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Two green sites on either side of Dublin are going on sale for a combined €28m

The sites have permission for housing development.

# housing - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Residents happy with rapid-build homes - but some still feel a prevailing sense of insecurity

A new report has detailed the experiences of residents of the first two rapid-build developments.

This is how Labour wants the State to solve the housing crisis

A new national agency and a nationwide Rent Pressure Zone are on the party’s agenda.

# housing - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Landlord ordered to pay couple €6k after refusing HAP allowance to pay rent

The couple said the landlord’s refusal had “a damaging effect for their family, both financially and personally”.

'Completely misjudged' or necessary investment? Private companies offer mortgage-to-rent scheme

This would be done under the government’s mortgage-to-rent scheme, with the owners becoming council tenants.

# housing - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Plans for over 1,000 new 'fast track' apartments in Dublin and across the country announced

The announcement was made following the third Housing Summit.

# housing - Monday 2 July, 2018

The asking price for a typical three bed semi-detached in Dublin is now at €310,000

The report looks at house prices over the year up until the end of Q2 of this of this year.

# housing - Sunday 1 July, 2018

House prices in Dublin are now €155,000 higher than 2013

The number of properties available to buy in Ireland has also gone up.

# housing - Thursday 28 June, 2018

'Truly shocking': There are now 9,846 homeless people in Ireland

The number of homeless adults rose by 57 in May to 6,020. These 57 adults were all located in Dublin.

# housing - Saturday 23 June, 2018

'It's like pulling teeth': Charity official trying to hand over 21 houses to Clare County Council

Jim Connolly said he wouldn’t tell “his worst enemy” to work in housing services.

# housing - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

'A communications strategy': Report criticised for recommending a stop to monthly homeless figures

Focus Ireland has said that two new reports on homelessness ware flawed.

# housing - Monday 18 June, 2018

'An unnecessary distraction': Murphy criticises Sinn Féin over 'potentially reckless behaviour'

Sinn Féin had been floating the possibility of tabling the motion of no confidence in Murphy over the past few weeks.

# housing - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Opinion: 'The housing bubble will burst and create another credit crunch'

Those hoping to get on the “property ladder” soon should think long and hard about their options, writes Paul Merriman.

# housing - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Sinn Féin drops threat of 'no confidence' motion in Minister Eoghan Murphy

The motion would have forced Fianna Fáil TDs to make a tough political decision.

Students facing 27% rent hikes in accommodation should take a case to the RTB, says chief

Rosalind Carroll said student should contact the RTB with cases.

# housing - Friday 15 June, 2018

Lone mothers and people with disabilities discriminated against when it comes to housing

New research looking into discrimination and inequality in housing in Ireland was published today.

Government criticised as new data shows 30,000 fewer homes built since 2011 than previously thought

The CSO yesterday published its figures for the completion of new builds over the past number of years.

Eoin vs Eoghan: Is Sinn Féin's housing billboard fair game or a PR stunt?

Minister Eoghan Murphy compared it to a ‘Trump approach’.

Irish economy is growing substantially but Brexit 'poses major threat'

High levels of household and public debt are also concerning, the Central Bank has said.

# housing - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Irish house prices increased 13% in twelve months, the fastest rate in Europe

Dublin residential property prices have increased 90% from their February 2012 low.

# housing - Monday 11 June, 2018

'The private rented sector is broken': Survey says 96% of people found it difficult to find rental home

Less than a third of people surveyed by housing charity Threshold were renting by choice.

# housing - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Families who remain homeless for over 12 months far more likely to secure social housing

Dublin has about 77% of all homeless families in Ireland.

# housing - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Dublin City Council top official says 252 people removed from April homeless figures are 'still homeless'

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin has accused the government of “massaging the figures”.

# housing - Monday 28 May, 2018

Number of High Court challenges brought against housing development beside Dublin park

Number of High Court challenges brought against housing development beside Dublin park

An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for the development of 100 houses and 200 apartments beside St Anne’s Park.

# housing - Friday 25 May, 2018

'My daughter had a communion last year... my friend had to lend me her house'

The first home has been delivered under a government leasing scheme in Dublin.

# housing - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Eoghan Murphy accused of being either 'not competent' or 'not fit for office' over homeless figures

Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin levelled the charge at Minister Eoghan Murphy as the minister appeared before the Oireachtas Housing Committee this afternoon.

# housing - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Over half of available rental properties in Dublin aimed at tourists for short-term stays

The Dublin rental market is set to dip below 1,000 units, for the first time since 2001 by the end of this year.

# housing - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Irish Water 'may not be able to refund' more than 43,000 customers who paid water charges

€177 million was provided to Irish Water last year to refund to some 995,000 domestic customers, that included €5 million in administration costs.

# housing - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'They are not in secure tenancies': Debate in the Dáil over who should be categorised as homeless

Minister Murphy was asked to make a statement following a row last week over hundreds of adults and children being removed from the March homeless figures.

# housing - Sunday 6 May, 2018

'Rent Pressure Zones are not working': What can be done to stop rising rents?

In Dublin, average rent rose by 12.4% year-on-year, and now sits at €1,875.

# housing - Saturday 5 May, 2018

If a family are living in accommodation paid for through homeless funding, does that make them homeless?

The government says 600 people were counted wrongly as being homeless, others are not so sure.

# housing - Friday 4 May, 2018

Average rents in Dublin have hit a new record high of €1,875 a month

According to Daft, average rents for properties listed on its website rose nationwide by an average of 11.5% in the year to the end of March.

# housing - Thursday 3 May, 2018

'They never became homeless': Minister defends himself against accusations he manipulated figures

Sinn Féin has accused the minister of “knowingly” manipulating homeless figures.

A proposed new law aims to prevent 27% student rent hikes

The Residential Tenancies (student rents, rights and protections) Bill 2018 was introduced in the Dáil yesterday.

Council told by Housing Department not to include people it says are homeless in monthly figures Exclusive

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announced earlier this week that a number of local authorities had been miscategorising people as homeless.

# housing - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Fix it like Finland: 'Nowadays there isn’t a single rough sleeper on Helsinki streets'

The government could replicate the necessary conditions for a Finnish style turnaround, writes Jack Maguire.

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