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#Social Housing

# social-housing - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Ireland is facing a human rights case over the awful state of social housing here

The state has until 28 May to respond to a complaint made to the EU

# social-housing - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Joan Burton thinks concerns about water meters are ‘a total ball of smoke’

There was a lot of finger-wagging and eye-rolling at Leaders’ Questions today.

# social-housing - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Alan Kelly cancelled a meeting with councillors about homelessness because of water charges

The Environment Minister had been due to meet with a cross-party group of Dublin city councillors last Wednesday.

# social-housing - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

'Somebody dying on the street outside the Dáil is not acceptable'

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# social-housing - Monday 1 December, 2014

A quarter of rental tenants in Ireland are afraid they'll lose their home

A large proportion of the population want to start their own households but cannot afford to.

# social-housing - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Here's a breakdown of how many people get rent supplement - county by county

The number of recipients has dropped by 15,000 since 2012.

# social-housing - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Here's how the Government plans to solve the housing crisis

Its social housing strategy for the next six years includes 35,000 new housing units.

# social-housing - Monday 24 November, 2014

Dublin City Council accepts developer money instead of social housing

Just three Dublin developments in the last year included social housing.

# social-housing - Monday 17 November, 2014

Some councils are taking developer’s money instead of building social housing

Under the law, a developer can pay a levy in lieu of building social housing.

# social-housing - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Council decides to take developer's money instead of social housing

A number of councillors in the area have criticised the move but one said he would support the decision – so long as that money is used by the council for social housing.

# social-housing - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Enda Kenny vows to crack down on cowboy developers

“Nobody wants to go back to the bad old days of the construction and property boom.”

If all goes to plan, Nama will be no more in four years

The State’s bad bank is aiming to wind up ahead of schedule.

# social-housing - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Nessa Childers says the legal, er, 'situation' between her and Phil Hogan is over

Hogan sent legal letters to the MEP last month.

# social-housing - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Four years, 10,000 units: Here's how the Government plans to boost social housing

Brendan Howlin’s announced €2.2 billion in spending… Here’s how the money will be used.

# social-housing - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

There will be €2.2 BILLION spent on social housing in the next three years

There will be €2.2 BILLION spent on social housing in the next three years

Brendan Howlin says it will deliver 6,700 units.

# social-housing - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Opinion: A lack of vision has failed people at all levels of our housing system

There are now 90,000 households on social housing waiting lists in Ireland, thanks to an over-reliance on schemes that are cut as soon as the economy falters.

# social-housing - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Should €400m in cash from water charges be spent on more social housing?

The government should invest the money in homes, not hand it back in tax cuts, ESRI says.

# social-housing - Friday 3 October, 2014

Builders are not happy with the government's new social housing plan

But a housing charity thinks it’s not so bad.

# social-housing - Thursday 2 October, 2014

New social housing plan would force developers to 'use it or lose it'

And fine them for leaving property vacant.

# social-housing - Monday 29 September, 2014

24 families to be housed in Cork ghost estate

The homes in Bandon are a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses with gardens.

# social-housing - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Opinion: How do we bring the issue of social housing from 'political priority' to concrete action?

We need an increased supply of new social housing whose future is not as heavily dependent on private market interests.

# social-housing - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

There's "no room" in the Irish economy for tax cuts - we should be investing instead

The conditions just aren’t right yet, the Nevin Institute has said.

# social-housing - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

A new plan to deal with the social housing crisis is on its way

Alan Kelly wants the plan to be before the government within the next few weeks.

# social-housing - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

President Higgins opens new housing scheme named after 1916 rebel female doctor

It took 10 years for the scheme in Inchicore to be completed.

# social-housing - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

READ: Nessa Childers' attack on Phil Hogan over social housing

She said Hogan’s appointment in Europe would be “a step backwards for equality.”

# social-housing - Thursday 7 August, 2014

House prices in the Irish market are still undervalued, says ESRI

The research finds that there is no sign of a ‘bubble’ in the domestic market.

# social-housing - Friday 1 August, 2014

SIPTU using 1916 centenary to highlight housing shortages

Commemoration will “ring hollow” if Irish citizens still “languishing on housing lists”.

# social-housing - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

There's enough land zoned for housing to build 500,000 new homes

The Government says that “proper management of all State land is critical”.

# social-housing - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Nama has over 5,000 units suitable for social housing, but they've only handed over 13%

Despite 790 housing units available for Dublin social housing, just 171 have been transferred to the council.

# social-housing - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Is 'Part V' a boom-time housing tax, or the answer to social housing waiting lists?

This sector of the Planning and Development requires developers to set aside a set percentage

# social-housing - Monday 7 July, 2014

Burton's social housing promises 'can't be more spin'

The new Labour leader is being asked to scrap the Home Assistance Payment.

# social-housing - Saturday 28 June, 2014

'The entire system is rubbish': Just 40 houses bought through mortgage-to-rent scheme

David Hall, Director of the Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation, said it is “sickening” that it’s cheaper for banks to repossess a house than it is to participate in the scheme.

# social-housing - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

'Hopeless fantasy': McVerry warns that homelessness will increase by 2016, not be eliminated

Joan Burton defended the government’s Housing Bill at the launch of the Peter McVerry Trust Annual Report 2013. The Trust helped 3,586 people last year, up from 383 six years ago.

# social-housing - Thursday 19 June, 2014

"I was shattered": Nigerian man arrives home to racist protest on his doorstep

Protesters held signs saying ‘Local homes for local people’ and told him he shouldn’t have been given his council house.

# social-housing - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Is this the 'ambitious action' needed to fix Ireland's social housing market?

A new report has said the sector is ‘at a crossroads’.

# social-housing - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Opinion: The election results offer radical possibilities to solve the housing crisis in Dublin – here’s how

The people of Dublin city have voted for a majority left-wing council. Now let’s see what they can do with it.

# social-housing - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Here's how the government is going to spend the €200 million it raised from asset sales

Cash for the GAA, pyrite redress, cyclepaths and road improvements are all in the pipeine.

New funding to boost house construction but Dublin city to see budget slashed

Councillors want answers over why their housing budget is to be cut by 50 per cent over the next two years.

# social-housing - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Is this the solution to Ireland's social housing problems?

The problem is generally considered to be stock. But, a plan put before South Dublin County Council could solve that.

# social-housing - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Homelessness and taking DNA samples from suspected criminals

Everything happening in Leinster House today.