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#rebuilding ireland

# rebuilding-ireland - Friday 15 May, 2020

Under 6,000 new social houses built in 2019 as government misses target again
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Under 6,000 new social houses built in 2019 as government misses target again

May 15th 2020, 11:43 AM 15,778 Views 44 Comments

Just 5,771 new builds were delivered to the government last year.

# rebuilding-ireland - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Man told he can't access government mortgage scheme because he's married
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Man told he can't access government mortgage scheme because he's married

Jan 25th 2020, 10:00 PM 86,576 Views 55 Comments

After initially being told he was eligible, the applicant was later told he wasn’t but argued there was no legal basis as to why.

# rebuilding-ireland - Friday 17 January, 2020

'Sneaky': Government home loan scheme for first-time buyers raised its interest rates this week
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

'Sneaky': Government home loan scheme for first-time buyers raised its interest rates this week

Jan 17th 2020, 7:00 PM 60,644 Views 55 Comments

The difference in repayments over the lifetime of the mortgage would mean first-time buyers would pay thousands more.

# rebuilding-ireland - 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 38,447 Views 46 Comments

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

# rebuilding-ireland - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Eoghan Murphy says no-confidence motion is a 'stunt' and expects to win vote this evening
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Eoghan Murphy says no-confidence motion is a 'stunt' and expects to win vote this evening

Dec 3rd 2019, 9:14 AM 13,918 Views 95 Comments

The Housing Minister says the situation would be worse without the government’s Rebuilding Ireland plan.

# rebuilding-ireland - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites

Aug 6th 2019, 10:51 AM 26,119 Views 45 Comments

Projects have been given the green light in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford, Wicklow and Wexford.

# rebuilding-ireland - Saturday 3 August, 2019

Ongoing lack of clarity on funding is 'not inhibiting' popular mortgage scheme in any way, says government
# 600 Million More
# 600 Million More

Ongoing lack of clarity on funding is 'not inhibiting' popular mortgage scheme in any way, says government

Updated Aug 3rd 2019, 9:08 AM 17,351 Views 9 Comments

Higher-than-anticipated demand for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan had put its future in doubt.

# rebuilding-ireland - Friday 21 June, 2019

Families still 'in limbo' despite Minister's assurance home loan scheme funding 'will be honoured'
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Families still 'in limbo' despite Minister's assurance home loan scheme funding 'will be honoured'

Jun 21st 2019, 6:15 AM 9,043 Views 16 Comments

The Housing Minister said he does not know why Louth County Council has decided not to issue loans that are already approved.

# rebuilding-ireland - Saturday 15 June, 2019

Government planned to spend €200m on mortgage scheme in 3 years. It paid out €50m in just 3 months
# First Time Buyers
# First Time Buyers

Government planned to spend €200m on mortgage scheme in 3 years. It paid out €50m in just 3 months

Jun 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 25,946 Views 58 Comments

New figures show that almost €50 million was paid out as part of the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme in the first three months of this year.

# rebuilding-ireland - Friday 10 May, 2019

Relief for prospective home buyers in south Dublin as council raises €15 million to fund mortgage scheme
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Relief for prospective home buyers in south Dublin as council raises €15 million to fund mortgage scheme

May 10th 2019, 2:36 PM 20,141 Views 17 Comments

Doubts had previously been raised over the future of the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme.

# rebuilding-ireland - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Roscommon County Council taking out €1.5 million loan to fund first-time buyer scheme
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Roscommon County Council taking out €1.5 million loan to fund first-time buyer scheme

May 9th 2019, 6:20 AM 13,230 Views 9 Comments

The council has received 43 applications for Rebuilding Ireland Home Loans and has approved 16 so far.

# rebuilding-ireland - Saturday 13 April, 2019

Family left in limbo over government home loan scheme set to lose out on buying house
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Family left in limbo over government home loan scheme set to lose out on buying house

Apr 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 42,187 Views 26 Comments

Gareth Harpur and his family are awaiting confirmation on their loan application as uncertainty persists on the future of the scheme.

# rebuilding-ireland - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Taoiseach says he has to consult Central Bank before extending loan scheme
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Taoiseach says he has to consult Central Bank before extending loan scheme

Mar 5th 2019, 4:35 PM 15,279 Views 46 Comments

Micheál Martin accused the government of letting down people on low incomes down.

# rebuilding-ireland - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

'This isn't acceptable': Government delivers less than half of planned social housing in first 9 months of the year
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

'This isn't acceptable': Government delivers less than half of planned social housing in first 9 months of the year

Dec 12th 2018, 1:24 PM 15,393 Views 71 Comments

Eoghan Murphy has been criticised over the delivery.

# rebuilding-ireland - Thursday 19 July, 2018

'No family should be living in a shed': Warning over plan to allow log cabins as a form of housing
# Log Off
# Log Off

'No family should be living in a shed': Warning over plan to allow log cabins as a form of housing

Jul 19th 2018, 2:17 PM 46,319 Views 121 Comments

Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin said landlords would take advantage of the law if it was changed.

# rebuilding-ireland - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

'Childhood is short and we are robbing it from thousands of children'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Childhood is short and we are robbing it from thousands of children'

Jul 4th 2018, 7:00 PM 26,693 Views 51 Comments

Accepting, without ambition to change, the numbers now living in emergency accommodation is fatal to tackling the problem, writes Cliodhna O’Neill of the ISPCC.

# rebuilding-ireland - Saturday 30 June, 2018

'He's wrong' - Housing Minister says Sinn Féin are mistaken on €200 million government home loan scheme
# Eoghan V Eoin
# Eoghan V Eoin

'He's wrong' - Housing Minister says Sinn Féin are mistaken on €200 million government home loan scheme

Jun 30th 2018, 9:45 AM 12,148 Views 23 Comments

The €200 million Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme was launched in February.

# rebuilding-ireland - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Cannabis now the most-used substance in new cases of problem drug use
# Drug Treatment
# Drug Treatment

Cannabis now the most-used substance in new cases of problem drug use

May 29th 2018, 5:03 PM 19,052 Views 96 Comments

There has also been an increase in the number of people who are homeless seeking treatment.

# rebuilding-ireland - Saturday 27 January, 2018

Government provided just 20% of its planned target of rapid-build houses by the end of last year
# Homeless
# Homeless

Government provided just 20% of its planned target of rapid-build houses by the end of last year

Jan 27th 2018, 7:45 AM 9,153 Views 46 Comments

The government’s 2017 Rebuilding Ireland progress report was released this week.

# rebuilding-ireland - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Government's 'over-reliance' on private rental sector could cost €23.8 billion over 30 years
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Government's 'over-reliance' on private rental sector could cost €23.8 billion over 30 years

Jul 12th 2017, 4:57 PM 8,406 Views 29 Comments

A new report argues that investment should be made into local authority housing as opposed to privately owned homes.

# rebuilding-ireland - Saturday 24 June, 2017

A changing promise: The Government said it would get families in hotels out of homelessness, but now it's putting them into hubs
# Homes Or Hubs
# Homes Or Hubs

A changing promise: The Government said it would get families in hotels out of homelessness, but now it's putting them into hubs

Jun 24th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,512 Views 27 Comments

A July deadline for getting families out of commercial hotels will not be met.

# rebuilding-ireland - Friday 23 June, 2017

The number of planning permissions granted has shot up by 50%
# Planning Matters
# Planning Matters

The number of planning permissions granted has shot up by 50%

Jun 23rd 2017, 1:12 PM 8,805 Views 26 Comments

The number of apartment permissions represents a 60% jump on last year, while houses are up 48%.

# rebuilding-ireland - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Will a €226 million fund make housing more affordable?
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Will a €226 million fund make housing more affordable?

Jun 4th 2017, 7:15 AM 10,578 Views 30 Comments

It’s not really clear.

# rebuilding-ireland - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Bridge to Poolbeg among 34 infrastructure projects worth €226 million given green light
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Bridge to Poolbeg among 34 infrastructure projects worth €226 million given green light

Mar 28th 2017, 4:13 PM 31,309 Views 41 Comments

Funding was announced today for projects across the country.

# rebuilding-ireland - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

FactCheck: How many new social housing units does the government plan to build?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How many new social housing units does the government plan to build?

Feb 22nd 2017, 8:30 PM 13,237 Views 34 Comments

Richard Bruton made the claim, and a FactCheck reader asked us to step in, so we did.

# rebuilding-ireland - Monday 9 January, 2017

Rent crisis: TheJournal.ie to ask Minister Simon Coveney YOUR rent questions on Facebook
# Rising Rents
# Rising Rents

Rent crisis: TheJournal.ie to ask Minister Simon Coveney YOUR rent questions on Facebook

Jan 9th 2017, 7:30 PM 11,467 Views 74 Comments

We’ll be live from Facebook headquarters at 6pm on Wednesday so get your questions on rent in now.

# rebuilding-ireland - Thursday 1 December, 2016

The vow to end homelessness by Christmas? Not going to happen
# Homeless Ireland 2016
# Homeless Ireland 2016

The vow to end homelessness by Christmas? Not going to happen

Dec 1st 2016, 7:45 AM 11,908 Views 71 Comments

Jonathan Corrie died two years ago today and homelessness in Ireland is worse than ever.

# rebuilding-ireland - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Government wants to see hundreds of houses built on these vacant sites in Dublin
# Affordable Homes
# Affordable Homes

Government wants to see hundreds of houses built on these vacant sites in Dublin

Nov 10th 2016, 6:02 AM 18,303 Views 18 Comments

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney says he is putting attractive packages in place to ensure builders start constructing affordable homes.

# rebuilding-ireland - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Local councils to pay up-front rent to private owners of derelict houses
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Local councils to pay up-front rent to private owners of derelict houses

Oct 5th 2016, 8:02 PM 32,242 Views 57 Comments

Councils are buying up derelict houses for social housing under government housing action plan.

# rebuilding-ireland - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

A motion requiring all new units in O'Devaney Gardens to be public housing has been overturned
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

A motion requiring all new units in O'Devaney Gardens to be public housing has been overturned

Sep 7th 2016, 10:03 AM 17,359 Views 90 Comments

In the new deal, only 30% of the 1,353 units will be social housing.

# rebuilding-ireland - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Will the government really be able to stop using hotels to house the homeless by next year?
# No More Rooms At The Inn
# No More Rooms At The Inn

Will the government really be able to stop using hotels to house the homeless by next year?

Jul 24th 2016, 10:15 AM 10,730 Views 33 Comments

The Housing Action Plan states that hotels will no longer used by next year, but is that possible?

# rebuilding-ireland - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Eight towns and cities chosen for €100m social housing plan of 450 homes
# Nationwide
# Nationwide

Eight towns and cities chosen for €100m social housing plan of 450 homes

Jul 21st 2016, 7:13 PM 70,879 Views 73 Comments

Further announcements will be made later this year.