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Government's housing plan aims to deliver 300,000 new homes by 2030
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Government's housing plan aims to deliver 300,000 new homes by 2030

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 11:30 AM 47,031 Views 48 Comments
  • Government aims to deliver 300,000 homes by 2030, made up of a mix of private and State-built housing.
  • Single people to be targeted under reforms earmarked for the government’s mortgage scheme.
  • Vacant property tax also set to be introduced.
Cabinet approves Affordable Housing Bill aimed at boosting supply
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Cabinet approves Affordable Housing Bill aimed at boosting supply

Updated May 4th 2021, 11:07 PM 51,377 Views 111 Comments

Aspects of the bill, including its shared equity scheme for first-time buyers, have been criticised.

Housing Minister defends housing bill after ESRI raise concerns around shared equity scheme
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Housing Minister defends housing bill after ESRI raise concerns around shared equity scheme

Feb 17th 2021, 9:48 AM 17,007 Views 43 Comments

The ESRI said such a scheme could lead to higher house prices.

New affordable housing plan will see State take 30% stake in homes of first-time buyers
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New affordable housing plan will see State take 30% stake in homes of first-time buyers

Dec 18th 2020, 6:57 PM 60,985 Views 39 Comments

The affordable housing scheme will go to Cabinet next week.

State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister
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State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister

Jul 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 76,051 Views 101 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview, the minister said his department is drawing up a detailed submission which will seek to acquire properties.

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

Jun 30th 2020, 11:08 AM 36,533 Views 135 Comments

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

House prices could fall by 12% due to Covid-19, according to ESRI study
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House prices could fall by 12% due to Covid-19, according to ESRI study

May 20th 2020, 1:03 PM 39,740 Views 51 Comments

The ESRI warns that the challenges facing the construction industry may impact supply.

'People can’t wait any longer': Increase in young Irish people living with parents among highest in Europe
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'People can’t wait any longer': Increase in young Irish people living with parents among highest in Europe

Feb 19th 2020, 12:28 PM 28,775 Views 116 Comments

The share of young adults aged 25-29 living with their parents in Ireland has increased from 36.0% in 2007 to 47.2% in 2017.

Over 1,000 new houses set to be built in Clondalkin
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Over 1,000 new houses set to be built in Clondalkin

Dec 10th 2019, 12:01 PM 27,359 Views 60 Comments

An Bord Pleanála approved the South Dublin County Council development.

Dublin ranks worst in affordability of housing for expats worldwide
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Dublin ranks worst in affordability of housing for expats worldwide

Dec 3rd 2019, 3:14 PM 20,129 Views 47 Comments

27% are expats living in Ireland are satisfied with the general cost of living, compared with the global average of 47%.

Criticism of Fine Gael housing record is 'ideological', says Varadkar
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Criticism of Fine Gael housing record is 'ideological', says Varadkar

Nov 16th 2019, 6:10 PM 21,330 Views 52 Comments

Varadkar was in Cork today ahead of the by-election in the city at the end of the month.

Protesters confront councillors after vote on O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment
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Protesters confront councillors after vote on O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment

Nov 5th 2019, 10:53 AM 18,070 Views 45 Comments

Developer Bartra Capital has been contracted to build 768 housing units on the site.

Public asked to 'express interest' in 500 affordable homes planned for south Dublin
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Public asked to 'express interest' in 500 affordable homes planned for south Dublin

Sep 27th 2019, 11:27 AM 39,666 Views 63 Comments

South County Dublin Council aims to build up to 4,500 homes across south Dublin over the coming years.

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

Jul 14th 2019, 7:05 AM 33,705 Views 36 Comments

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

Dublin councillors approve cost-rental affordable housing scheme
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Dublin councillors approve cost-rental affordable housing scheme

May 13th 2019, 10:46 PM 33,558 Views 36 Comments

The scheme was approved at the council’s final monthly meeting this evening.

Event today will show people how European co-housing models can work here
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Event today will show people how European co-housing models can work here

Feb 23rd 2019, 9:00 AM 12,765 Views 23 Comments

The event will hear from a number of groups who are working to regularise the model here as well as experts on how to manage the financial and legal issues.

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

Nov 20th 2018, 8:25 PM 29,270 Views 72 Comments

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

1,000 home development gets the green light in south county Dublin
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1,000 home development gets the green light in south county Dublin

Oct 8th 2018, 7:03 PM 47,416 Views 80 Comments

294 of the new homes at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin will be for social housing.

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

Oct 2nd 2018, 7:00 PM 13,766 Views 76 Comments

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

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

Sep 26th 2018, 4:10 PM 50,859 Views 234 Comments

The Taoiseach said socialists want to segregate communities.

Concerns over future of construction firm involved in building social housing
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Concerns over future of construction firm involved in building social housing

Sep 14th 2018, 8:05 PM 24,263 Views 37 Comments

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

FF affordable housing plan aims to give €50k subsidy to help first-time buyers purchase a home
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FF affordable housing plan aims to give €50k subsidy to help first-time buyers purchase a home

Updated Sep 12th 2018, 4:00 PM 33,559 Views 112 Comments

The plan is core to the party’s demands in this year’s Budget negotiations.

New Zealand passes law banning sales of homes to most foreigners
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New Zealand passes law banning sales of homes to most foreigners

Aug 16th 2018, 8:25 AM 32,289 Views 94 Comments

The law comes after the Prime Minister vowed to make housing more affordable before her election last year.

This is how Labour wants the State to solve the housing crisis
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This is how Labour wants the State to solve the housing crisis

Jul 10th 2018, 11:18 AM 15,904 Views 61 Comments

A new national agency and a nationwide Rent Pressure Zone are on the party’s agenda.

Affordable housing costing €200,000 per unit sounds good, but there have been problems with it in the past
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Affordable housing costing €200,000 per unit sounds good, but there have been problems with it in the past

Nov 11th 2017, 8:00 AM 16,877 Views 36 Comments

While affordable housing schemes may sound like a positive was forward, but there were a number of issues with previous schemes that may need to be addressed.

Leo Varadkar has been criticised for calling houses starting at €315,000 'affordable'
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Leo Varadkar has been criticised for calling houses starting at €315,000 'affordable'

Nov 10th 2017, 12:15 AM 80,428 Views 151 Comments

Leo Varadkar was unable to give a definition of what constituted affordable housing when questioned recently in the Dáil.

Cork has received €12.4 million to help build over 800 new houses. Here's where they're going to be
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Cork has received €12.4 million to help build over 800 new houses. Here's where they're going to be

Oct 23rd 2017, 6:05 PM 50,727 Views 51 Comments

The money was allocated to Cork County Council by the Department of Housing.

Taoiseach says workers in their 20s and 30s should be given the chance to buy a home
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Taoiseach says workers in their 20s and 30s should be given the chance to buy a home

Sep 16th 2017, 12:13 PM 36,646 Views 112 Comments

Varadkar said young people who are renting or living with their parents can’t get on the property ladder.

Councillors approve a plan for 540 affordable houses in south Dublin
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Councillors approve a plan for 540 affordable houses in south Dublin

Sep 14th 2017, 6:20 AM 37,396 Views 62 Comments

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

Across the US, more and more cities are passing laws to criminalise being homeless
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Across the US, more and more cities are passing laws to criminalise being homeless

Nov 20th 2016, 1:00 PM 17,760 Views 63 Comments

A new report singled out cities Hawaii, Texas and Washington for their approach to homelessness.

From rooming with two sisters to a brand new home with her partner for Christmas
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From rooming with two sisters to a brand new home with her partner for Christmas

Dec 8th 2015, 6:08 AM 37,409 Views 38 Comments

Lisa O’Brien and her partner got the keys to their new home yesterday thanks to a housing charity.

Here's what affordable housing looks like in the Netherlands...
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Here's what affordable housing looks like in the Netherlands...

Jun 11th 2015, 5:26 PM 3,483 Views 1 Comment

It’s far from gingko-covered apartments we were reared.

Affordable housing scheme scrapped after plunge in property prices
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Affordable housing scheme scrapped after plunge in property prices

Jun 16th 2011, 1:13 PM 1,676 Views 15 Comments

Housing Minister Willie Penrose said official encouragement of home ownership had contributed to the economic crash.