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#Social Housing

# social-housing - Friday 16 December, 2016

Glen Hansard and Damien Dempsey among group that took over abandoned building for homeless

The group said the occupation was to give homeless people a bed for Christmas.

# social-housing - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns

There has been a 100% increase in the number of people registered as homeless in Co Louth in the last two years.

# social-housing - Monday 28 November, 2016

'I have never seen anything like this': Homelessness in Galway hits crisis point

More and more families are presenting as homeless in Galway, where no social housing has been built since 2009.

# social-housing - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Noonan defends first-time buyers plan as critics warn it will create 'bidding war'

Cutting VAT on new homes would have been a better approach, one economist has said.

# social-housing - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

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

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

# social-housing - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Column: The people of O'Devaney Gardens deserve better than the prejudice they have faced

I grew up in O’Devaney Gardens and it was a great place to live – it would be sad to see it fall into a private developer’s hands, writes Rose Fleming

Woman at risk of being made homeless brings court action against Dublin City Council

Her legal team argues it is wrong of the council not to give her credit for the eight years spent on the local authority housing list.

# social-housing - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

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

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

# social-housing - Saturday 30 July, 2016

PHOTOS: O'Devaney Gardens before its last flats are demolished Social Housing This post contains images

PHOTOS: O'Devaney Gardens before its last flats are demolished

When finished, the development will house around 480 new homes.

# social-housing - Thursday 21 July, 2016

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

Further announcements will be made later this year.

# social-housing - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Rebuilding Ireland: The long-anticipated housing plan is out - here's what's in it

The Taoiseach and ministers are announcing the long-anticipated housing plan today.

# social-housing - Thursday 14 July, 2016

This week's vital property news: New figures show Ireland's large number of vacant social housing units Property News This post contains images

This week's vital property news: New figures show Ireland's large number of vacant social housing units

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

# social-housing - Monday 11 July, 2016

'Unacceptable' - Ireland's 2,751 vacant social housing units

Local authority figures released to Fianna Fáil show that, as of April, there were 372 vacant housing units in Dublin City alone.

# social-housing - Friday 1 July, 2016

FactCheck: Do EU rules prevent us from spending money to build more social housing?

FactCheck looks in depth at an AAA-PBP claim with big implications.

# social-housing - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Snapshot of one county: How Ireland's housing crisis grew out of control

Bray town councillor Pat Vance told his colleagues in 2013: “I’ll keep on saying it, time and time again, something needs to be done.”

# social-housing - Monday 23 May, 2016

Should the government buy houses back from vulture funds? The public is split

The master of the High Court said it could work as one of the solutions to the housing crisis.

# social-housing - Friday 6 May, 2016

Only 75 local authority houses were built in 2015 - the worst year on record

Last November, Alan Kelly vowed there would 200 council houses built by the end of the year.

# social-housing - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

County council tells court it has no suitable housing for family of seven

Longford County Council has asked for a High Court injunction to force the Doyle family to leave a house they occupied without permission.

# social-housing - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Open thread: Rent rises, housing lists, homelessness - what's the number one issue for you?

NAMA, the mortgage crisis and rents – it’s all up for discussion at the housing and homeless committee.

# social-housing - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Some social housing left empty for over a year before new families can move in

Figures obtained by RTÉ show properties in some parts of the country lie empty for over a year in between tenants.

# social-housing - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Beaumont residents are objecting to a new social housing development in their area

The Thornwood development was bought by Túath Housing last month.

# social-housing - Monday 22 February, 2016

County by county: Number of social housing units returned to use and funding given out

Almost €60,000,000 was provided by the Department of the Environment over the past two years.

# social-housing - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

FactCheck: How many social housing units were actually built last year?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck examines some confusing and contradictory claims about social housing.

# social-housing - Monday 8 February, 2016

Egyptian president sparks outrage by laying out giant red carpet for his motorcade to drive on

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was travelling to the opening of a social housing project.

# social-housing - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Developers to build 1,300 homes on three Dublin sites, but is it a 'giveaway to the private sector'?

Sinn Féin says its amendment will mean at least 30% of the properties will be for social housing.

# social-housing - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Nama says the last remaining ghost estates will be finished this year

In its annual review, Nama said it had a cash balance of €3.4 billion.

# social-housing - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Young buyers unhappy homes they paid deposits on were sold for social housing

The buyers of the 14 houses found out the estate had been sold on after reading it in the local newspaper.

# social-housing - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Will landlords forego extra rent to help families on the brink of homelessness?

One charity is asking them to consider it.

# social-housing - Friday 4 December, 2015

This is Sinn Féin's radical plan to solve the housing crisis

Rents linked to inflation and the abolition of the property tax are on the party’s agenda.

# social-housing - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Given up on owning your own home? Most people have

Three in ten tenants also fear losing their houses.

# social-housing - Monday 16 November, 2015

It looks like just 200 council houses will be built in the whole of 2015

Alan Kelly said that “ten times” more social houses than the 20 built so far this year will be completed by the end of 2015.

44 new social housing units on the way in north Dublin

The houses are located in Waterville, near Blanchardstown, and apparently “embrace the latest energy efficient technologies”.

# social-housing - Friday 13 November, 2015

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Poll: Should smoking be banned in council houses?

A ban has been mooted in the United States.

# social-housing - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Have only 20 council houses been built this year?

The Anti-Austerity Alliance has cited Department of Environment figures which make for shocking reading. But what’s the truth?

# social-housing - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Mother-of-two fears she will be kicked out of council home after partner's death

Clare Malone’s partner passed away in September, but she is unable to stay in the council house.

# social-housing - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Ruth Coppinger and her supporters have ended their occupation of a show-home

An injunction action was taken by developer Hansfield Investments.

# social-housing - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Judge orders Ruth Coppinger and fellow protesters to end house 'occupation'

The TD said the group involved in the protest were happy to have brought attention to the issue.

# social-housing - Monday 7 September, 2015

The housing crisis may be much worse than we thought

Figures released by Fianna Fáil show the social housing waiting list stands at 130,000 and not the 89,000 the government claims.

# social-housing - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Peter McVerry says he'd be embarrassed if he was Alan Kelly

The campaigner is not impressed by the government’s housing plans.

# social-housing - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

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