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#Social Housing

# social-housing - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Housing minister tells local authorities to allow social housing tenants to take in Ukrainian refugees
# Darragh O'Brien
# Darragh O'Brien

Housing minister tells local authorities to allow social housing tenants to take in Ukrainian refugees

May 10th 2022, 6:00 AM 27,465 Views 10 Comments

Darragh O’Brien has written to local authorities about the measure.

# social-housing - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Reliance on institutional investors in social housing overstated, Taoiseach says
# Housing
# Housing

Reliance on institutional investors in social housing overstated, Taoiseach says

Dec 28th 2021, 8:15 AM 12,432 Views 21 Comments

Micheál Martin insisted the state remained the key driver in providing homes.

# social-housing - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Taoiseach tells councils that families shouldn't be evicted from homeless accommodation
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Taoiseach tells councils that families shouldn't be evicted from homeless accommodation

Nov 24th 2021, 6:11 PM 16,561 Views 16 Comments

Micheál Martin has urged local authorities to ‘use common sense’.

# social-housing - Friday 3 September, 2021

Sites in Dublin, Cork and Limerick included in 'largest ever transfer of State land'
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Sites in Dublin, Cork and Limerick included in 'largest ever transfer of State land'

Sep 3rd 2021, 11:16 AM 34,138 Views 17 Comments

The Land Development Agency will take ownership of State land capable of delivering 10,000 to 15,000 additional homes.

# social-housing - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:00 PM 18,258 Views 0 Comments

Building social housing means building homes, writes Dean Van Nguyen.

# social-housing - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Limerick suburbs to receive 38 new social housing units by end of the year
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Limerick suburbs to receive 38 new social housing units by end of the year

May 18th 2021, 2:15 PM 11,637 Views 18 Comments

The Peter McVerry Trust, Limerick City Council and County Council are to deliver the new homes to the areas of Moyross and Southill.

# social-housing - Monday 10 May, 2021

Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds

May 10th 2021, 6:05 PM 47,342 Views 56 Comments

In a follow-up to his housing article last week, Dr Hearne says Government is merely keen for the investment fund issue to drop from the headlines.

# social-housing - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list

Mar 9th 2021, 5:35 PM 14,351 Views 25 Comments

Last year the State delivered just over 5,000 new build social homes.

# social-housing - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Peter McVerry Trust to provide 210 social housing units, mostly in Dublin, in the next year
# Charity
# Charity

Peter McVerry Trust to provide 210 social housing units, mostly in Dublin, in the next year

Nov 11th 2020, 6:00 AM 28,393 Views 32 Comments

70% will be one-bedroom units, the housing charity said.

# social-housing - Sunday 20 September, 2020

'A lack of regard for our community': Row erupts over social housing development in Donegal
# Ballybofey
# Ballybofey

'A lack of regard for our community': Row erupts over social housing development in Donegal

Sep 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 45,708 Views 40 Comments

Residents claim to have been misled about the consultation and appeals process, but councillors deny this is the case.

# social-housing - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Minister tells councils to buy up properties as social housing target 'will not be achieved'
# Darragh O'Brien
# Darragh O'Brien

Minister tells councils to buy up properties as social housing target 'will not be achieved'

Jul 21st 2020, 12:35 PM 39,067 Views 53 Comments

Minister Darragh O’Brien said Covid-related construction delays has seriously impacted on new build construction.

# social-housing - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme

Jun 30th 2020, 11:08 AM 36,563 Views 135 Comments

Darragh O’Brien said he wants to ensure houses ranging in price from €160,000 to €250,000 will be available.

# social-housing - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Not-for-profit housing associations provided 41% of social housing in 2019
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Not-for-profit housing associations provided 41% of social housing in 2019

Jun 10th 2020, 7:01 AM 11,113 Views 18 Comments

The figures were released in the Irish Council for Social Housing’s activity report for 2019.

# social-housing - 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 15,760 Views 44 Comments

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

# social-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 25,701 Views 42 Comments

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

# social-housing - Friday 17 January, 2020

South Dublin County Council sued by homeless couple for failing to decide housing support application
# High Court
# High Court

South Dublin County Council sued by homeless couple for failing to decide housing support application

Jan 17th 2020, 4:07 PM 18,665 Views 0 Comments

The High Court heard that the council had failed in its duty towards the couple.

# social-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 18,949 Views 42 Comments

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

# social-housing - Monday 28 October, 2019

Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas
# Housing
# Housing

Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas

Oct 28th 2019, 8:30 AM 33,025 Views 83 Comments

“Bringing a vacant home back into use can change people’s lives for the better.”

# social-housing - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns

Oct 9th 2019, 10:33 PM 14,317 Views 25 Comments

The government announced it would support the delivery of over 11,000 new social homes next year.

# social-housing - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents

Oct 8th 2019, 3:49 PM 18,996 Views 28 Comments

Fianna Fáil said the government’s response to the housing crisis has been “completely ineffective”.

# social-housing - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

'Wholly unjustifiable': Garda interference led to withdrawal of housing offer for mother-of-two
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

'Wholly unjustifiable': Garda interference led to withdrawal of housing offer for mother-of-two

Oct 2nd 2019, 1:00 AM 73,885 Views 50 Comments

The woman had the same surname as a family with a “bad reputation” but was not part of this family and had no criminal history.

# social-housing - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting?
# The Family Silver
# The Family Silver

Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting?

Jul 14th 2019, 7:05 AM 33,768 Views 36 Comments

A commitment not to sell off valuable sites has been welcomed – but it will be years before housing is actually built.

# social-housing - Monday 17 June, 2019

Murphy says it's 'ultimately fair' those who turn down two 'reasonable' social housing offers be blacklisted for 5 years
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Murphy says it's 'ultimately fair' those who turn down two 'reasonable' social housing offers be blacklisted for 5 years

Jun 17th 2019, 6:30 AM 46,547 Views 122 Comments

Murphy is set to reform the current process, extending the time a person won’t receive an offer from one year to five.

# social-housing - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

NGOs delivered almost 40% of social housing last year, report shows
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

NGOs delivered almost 40% of social housing last year, report shows

May 15th 2019, 9:12 AM 13,128 Views 46 Comments

The Irish Council for Social Housing called on the Land Development Agency to be operational as a matter of urgency.

# social-housing - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes

May 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 57,197 Views 59 Comments

5,500 people have turned down social housing since 2016.

# social-housing - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless
# New South Street
# New South Street

Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless

Apr 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 29,147 Views 14 Comments

The Peter McVerry Trust has issued a tender for the construction of eight apartments on New South Street.

# social-housing - Friday 29 March, 2019

Tenants spared mass eviction after Cork apartment complex is sold
# Leeside
# Leeside

Tenants spared mass eviction after Cork apartment complex is sold

Mar 29th 2019, 9:41 AM 25,518 Views 46 Comments

Clúid Housing and Cork City Council have purchased Leeside Apartments.

# social-housing - Friday 8 March, 2019

Dublin City Council built just 74 new social houses last year
# Housing
# Housing

Dublin City Council built just 74 new social houses last year

Mar 8th 2019, 6:10 AM 15,529 Views 27 Comments

The Housing Department released a breakdown of figures this week.

# social-housing - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic
# Suspension
# Suspension

Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic

Feb 17th 2019, 4:00 PM 20,523 Views 77 Comments

Focus Ireland said the fact that people are turning down offers is actually “symptomatic of the failure of housing policy”.

# social-housing - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed
# Housing
# Housing

Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed

Feb 14th 2019, 6:05 AM 19,254 Views 36 Comments

House acquisitions by local authorities has also risen.

# social-housing - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Locals hold out hope that Weaver Garden allotments will be saved over rapid-build Liberties apartments
# The Liberties
# The Liberties

Locals hold out hope that Weaver Garden allotments will be saved over rapid-build Liberties apartments

Jan 9th 2019, 6:20 AM 11,603 Views 19 Comments

“We’re planting something that’s going to grow in Spring, so we’re hoping we get to stay,” a spokesperson told TheJournal.ie.

# social-housing - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Social housing stock dries up but Nama says it's still on course to deliver 20,000 homes by 2020
# Progress Report
# Progress Report

Social housing stock dries up but Nama says it's still on course to deliver 20,000 homes by 2020

Jan 3rd 2019, 2:52 PM 12,401 Views 30 Comments

The head of Nama has hailed 2018 as “another very successful year”.

# social-housing - Saturday 22 December, 2018

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'

Dec 22nd 2018, 12:05 AM 99,938 Views 90 Comments

Dublin City Council tenants paid a total of €78.3 million in rent last year.

# social-housing - Friday 14 December, 2018

In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house

Dec 14th 2018, 12:08 PM 34,696 Views 67 Comments

A new report outlines a number of issues with local authority housing waiting lists in Ireland.

# social-housing - 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 15,388 Views 71 Comments

Eoghan Murphy has been criticised over the delivery.

Opinion: It took us 8 years to build 19 social homes although we owned the land and there were no objections
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: It took us 8 years to build 19 social homes although we owned the land and there were no objections

Dec 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 29,225 Views 53 Comments

Bureaucratic and administrative delays could be eliminated if councils were given funding to build homes directly, writes Labour councillor Dermot Lacey.

# social-housing - Friday 7 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 7th 2018, 2:35 PM 72,840 Views 90 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Nov 20th 2018, 8:25 PM 29,397 Views 72 Comments

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
# St Cuthbert's Park
# St Cuthbert's Park

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

Nov 13th 2018, 8:24 AM 59,951 Views 102 Comments

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
# Sandyford
# Sandyford

'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing

Nov 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 57,184 Views 67 Comments

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.

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