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#vacant houses

# vacant-houses - Last year 2021

'Don't despair': Housing Minister on his 'radical' plans to solve Ireland's housing issues
# Housing
# Housing

'Don't despair': Housing Minister on his 'radical' plans to solve Ireland's housing issues

Dec 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,547 Views 59 Comments
  • Grant schemes are under consideration for the buying and refurbishment of above shop units as well as vacant properties around the country, the housing minister tells Christina Finn.
  • New regulations have been signed that will increase first-time buyers income ceiling for the local authority home-loans to €65,000 for single people.
  • Minister says he's "frustrated with the pace" with the pace of progress in regulating short-term let platforms.

# vacant-houses - All time

Number of ghost estates has 'decreased by 91% since 2010'
# Reusing Dublin
# Reusing Dublin

Number of ghost estates has 'decreased by 91% since 2010'

Mar 7th 2018, 2:10 PM 18,877 Views 66 Comments

Meanwhile, a new app is set to let members of the public report vacant buildings.

€15 million loan allows Tuath purchase up to 190 vacant homes to rent to families all over Ireland
# Vacancies
# Vacancies

€15 million loan allows Tuath purchase up to 190 vacant homes to rent to families all over Ireland

Nov 17th 2017, 6:10 AM 13,010 Views 24 Comments

The purchases will be spread around the country, taking in every county and district in Ireland.

Vacant houses: Varadkar says that council staff are casting doubt on official CSO stats
# Housing Summit
# Housing Summit

Vacant houses: Varadkar says that council staff are casting doubt on official CSO stats

Sep 8th 2017, 1:51 PM 16,406 Views 91 Comments

Questioned over whether a vacant housing tax would be introduced, Varadkar said that it was being considered.

Poll: Would a double property tax for vacant houses help ease the housing crisis?
# Double Down
# Double Down

Poll: Would a double property tax for vacant houses help ease the housing crisis?

Jan 15th 2017, 10:11 AM 23,230 Views 150 Comments

A report in today’s Sunday Business Post suggests that a Fine Gael motion on such a tax is unlikely to be challenged by Fianna Fáil.

There are 230,000 empty houses around the country
# The Casual Vacancies
# The Casual Vacancies

There are 230,000 empty houses around the country

May 23rd 2016, 12:08 PM 35,179 Views 72 Comments

“Here’s an enormous stock of houses that already exist.”

Department spent over €50m in two years on making vacant homes habitable
# Back To Life
# Back To Life

Department spent over €50m in two years on making vacant homes habitable

Jan 2nd 2014, 7:15 AM 10,808 Views 41 Comments

While local authorities are responsible for repairs and maintenances on their housing stock, the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government has been funding retrofitting of vacant homes.

Map, table: Ireland's 16,881 vacant homes
# Housing
# Housing

Map, table: Ireland's 16,881 vacant homes

Nov 29th 2012, 8:32 AM 27,323 Views 45 Comments

Ireland’s problems with unfinished housing developments have improved but new figures from the National Housing Development Survey outline just how many vacant dwellings there are and where the problem is worst.

14.5 per cent of dwellings in Ireland vacant in Census 2011
# Census 2011
# Census 2011

14.5 per cent of dwellings in Ireland vacant in Census 2011

Mar 29th 2012, 12:34 PM 6,179 Views 22 Comments

Over one in five vacant properties were holiday homes, while the majority of the remainder were concentrated on rural areas in the west.

The inevitable has happened: Occupy foreclosures
# USA
# USA

The inevitable has happened: Occupy foreclosures

Nov 2nd 2011, 10:41 AM 826 Views 12 Comments

The general assembly of Oakland city in California has voted to have people move into houses left vacant after financial institutions foreclose on owners.