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#Social Housing

# social-housing - Friday 7 December, 2018

'I have security for life... there will be nobody knocking to say: Sorry, you have to move out'

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy opened 44 new social housing units in Dundrum, Dublin this morning.

# social-housing - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates

The Bill seeks an increase in the provision of social and affordable housing to 25% in private developments.

# social-housing - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

'It's like a scene out of The Wire': Building on Dublin housing site stopped after intimidation and vandalism

A local councillor said workers have been threatened and there have been reports of deliberate arson.

# social-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.

# social-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.

# social-housing - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'Fianna Fáil made mistakes during the boom, but not building enough homes wasn’t one of them'

Fianna Fáil’s Darragh O’Brien writes about why affordable housing is key to this year’s Budget and a priority for his party.

# social-housing - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

The drop represents some respite for embattled Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

Varadkar says socialists want to separate 'people paying for everything but qualifying for nothing' from others

The Taoiseach said socialists want to segregate communities.

# social-housing - Sunday 23 September, 2018

An 11-year wait for windows: How Dublin tenants are left waiting years for repairs

Dublin City Council residents described years of waiting for repairs, repeated phone calls and ineffectual visits from council staff.

Minister says 200 new social housing units stalled due to construction firm examinership will be delivered

A number of subcontractors have complained that they have not been paid for their work on the State-funded projects.

# social-housing - Thursday 20 September, 2018

High Court places construction firm involved in building of social housing into examinership

Co Kildare based MDY Construction Ltd is currently involved in six projects.

# social-housing - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness

More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.

# social-housing - Friday 14 September, 2018

Concerns over future of construction firm involved in building social housing

Questions hang over the completion of social and affordable housing projects.

# social-housing - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Families move in to cooperative housing scheme in Dublin

Residents live alongside social and private tenants, all sharing common amenities.

# social-housing - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Report says local authorities should stop letting tenants buy council houses

The report launched today has also suggested councils should build smaller units so tenants can downsize when their children are grown.

After a decade of promises, work finally begins on O'Devaney Gardens regeneration

The first phase of the development will deliver 56 homes.

# social-housing - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Residents 'terrified' after staircase in council flat block 'moved' and cracked

Dublin City Council has has put in place an expert group to complete repairs and carry out an inspection of all of the blocks.

# social-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.

# social-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”.

# social-housing - Thursday 19 April, 2018

'You're just going all over the place now': Eoghan and Eoin went at it on the radio today

The pair had a heated debate over the government’s housing record.

Over three-quarters of all social housing delivery this year is set to come from the private sector

Social Housing Delivery Targets for Local Authorities commit to providing an additional 50,000 social housing homes by the end of 2021.

# social-housing - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

'Intense discussions' underway to deliver 900 affordable homes on Poolbeg site

A public hearing on the plan is due this month.

# social-housing - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists

The council said it is doing so in order to encourage families to seek housing in the private rented sector.

# social-housing - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect

Barnardos wants €250 million to be invested in public services to help children in need.

# social-housing - Saturday 3 February, 2018

A co-op housing group wants to build projects in south Dublin and border counties

It also hopes to source land for social rental accommodation in the midlands and west.

# social-housing - Monday 15 January, 2018

The Housing Department doesn't know how many homes were built last year

The Housing Minister said that accurate figures around new builds would be available later this year.

# social-housing - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Kilkenny council tells social housing tenants they have to pay for home repairs

A list sent to tenants includes draught-proofing of doors and windows and maintenance of external walls and gates.

# social-housing - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Housing 'passport' scheme could give those on city housing lists the option to move to rural Ireland

A review of the income eligibility limits for social housing supports has commenced.

# social-housing - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Focus Ireland provided 145 homes to homeless couples, families and individuals this year

3,333 children were homeless in Ireland in November.

# social-housing - Sunday 29 October, 2017

'In 1971 homelessness was seen as a marginal problem and focused on single men'

Having worked in housing, homelessness and social work for 45 years, Justin O’Brien reflects on personal challenges, successes and milestones.

# social-housing - Monday 23 October, 2017

Poor social housing conditions fail to uphold tenants' human rights

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) found that the state was in breach of the European Social Charter.

# social-housing - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Budget 2018 measures will bring only 31 additional social housing builds next year

The housing budget was increased to €1.9 billion for 2018 but will result in only 31 new builds more than those we already knew about.

# social-housing - Sunday 8 October, 2017

'I wasn't alive for six years, then I started living again': How new homes made a huge difference to the elderly

A new development recently won the top prize at the Irish Council for Social Housing’s 8th Biennial Community Housing Awards.

# social-housing - Monday 25 September, 2017

Clondalkin social housing estate gets green light from council

Sinn Féin raised concerns about the lack of integration between social and private housing, however.

# social-housing - Saturday 16 September, 2017

'How does a crisis turn into a tragedy?': The lessons Ireland can learn about UK's social housing

A new documentary being shown in the IFI on the UK’s housing crisis may point the way for steps to take in an Irish context, say experts.

# social-housing - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Councillors approve a plan for 540 affordable houses in south Dublin

It would consist of 200 social houses and apartments and 340 affordable homes.

# social-housing - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

FactFind: What is the state of social house building in Ireland?

We break down the argument over waiting list figures – and what the government says it will do to clear them (or not).

FactCheck: Has the government quadrupled social housing construction in two years?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweeted that “social house building has quadrupled since 2015″.

# social-housing - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

FactCheck: Did the State build more social housing in the 1980s than in 2015?

In short, yes – but many were sold off at a discount to their tenants and so passed from the public housing stock.

# social-housing - Monday 4 September, 2017

'Will they think we're scum?': Homeless school student opens up about living in a hotel

A family spoke to RTE’s Morning Ireland about being homeless.

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