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Talks to resume next month on transfer of local authority staff to Irish Water
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Talks to resume next month on transfer of local authority staff to Irish Water

Wed 6:00 AM 14,850 Views 27 Comments

Discussions took place during the summer and they are set to resume again in mid-October.

Move to restrict legal cases against planning proposals provokes nearly 300 complaints
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Move to restrict legal cases against planning proposals provokes nearly 300 complaints

Jul 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 19,110 Views 13 Comments

An Taisce were among more than a dozen environmental groups to object to the proposals.

Ireland's planning system to go digital within 18 months
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Ireland's planning system to go digital within 18 months

Jul 5th 2021, 6:10 AM 14,123 Views 4 Comments

“It is hoped that planning authorities will have the ability to accept planning applications online by end 2022.”

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

May 18th 2021, 2:15 PM 11,521 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.

Explainer: How will the Government's Affordable Home Shared Equity Scheme work?
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Explainer: How will the Government's Affordable Home Shared Equity Scheme work?

May 5th 2021, 5:26 PM 24,327 Views 17 Comments

Generation Rent need a leg up onto the property ladder and the Government say they have the solution, but will it work?

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

Mar 9th 2021, 5:35 PM 13,874 Views 25 Comments

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

Homeless figures dip but charity warns of 'alarming rise' in homeless single people
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Homeless figures dip but charity warns of 'alarming rise' in homeless single people

Jan 29th 2021, 3:47 PM 7,719 Views 14 Comments

Housing minister Darragh O’Brien said homelessness remains “unacceptably high”.

Housing Minister issues de-facto ban on new co-living developments
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Housing Minister issues de-facto ban on new co-living developments

Nov 23rd 2020, 11:15 AM 34,839 Views 42 Comments

O’Brien said the number of applications and permissions in Ireland are “comparatively high in the international context”.

Bill to extend protections for renters to go before Dáil this morning
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Bill to extend protections for renters to go before Dáil this morning

Jul 28th 2020, 8:53 AM 10,798 Views 25 Comments

All protections implemented by the bill will last until January 2021.

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May
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Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May

Jun 25th 2020, 4:43 PM 5,856 Views 10 Comments

The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months
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Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months

Jun 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 34,159 Views 46 Comments

Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.

Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show
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Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show

Jun 4th 2020, 8:48 PM 9,304 Views 36 Comments

Figures for April show that there were 572 fewer people in emergency accommodation compared to March.

Number of people in emergency accommodation drops below 10,000, latest figures show
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Number of people in emergency accommodation drops below 10,000, latest figures show

Apr 30th 2020, 6:41 PM 12,417 Views 25 Comments

There are 241 fewer people on the Department of Housing’s homeless list compared with last month.

Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation'
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Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation'

Mar 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 25,030 Views 29 Comments

The number of people homeless in December 2019 dipped below 10,000 before rising above that figure again in January 2020.

The number of people who are homeless has risen to over 10,000 again
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The number of people who are homeless has risen to over 10,000 again

Feb 27th 2020, 6:13 PM 15,776 Views 51 Comments

6,697 adults and 3,574 children were in emergency accommodation in January.

Latest homeless figures show record monthly drop of 717 people
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Latest homeless figures show record monthly drop of 717 people

Jan 29th 2020, 5:55 PM 15,915 Views 72 Comments

The drop of almost 7% is one of the largest monthly decreases recorded for the official homeless figures.

FactFind: How many homes is the Irish government actually building every year?
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FactFind: How many homes is the Irish government actually building every year?

Dec 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 37,920 Views 46 Comments

Eoghan Murphy says Rebuilding Ireland has delivered 64,000 places to live – but how many are new builds?

'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month
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'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month

Oct 31st 2019, 2:18 PM 13,681 Views 72 Comments

10,397 people were in emergency accommodation in Ireland in September.

'We need to stop this': Homelessness figures reach 10,000 for seventh consecutive month
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'We need to stop this': Homelessness figures reach 10,000 for seventh consecutive month

Sep 30th 2019, 11:02 AM 16,656 Views 55 Comments

A total of 10,338 people were in emergency accommodation in August.

Homelessness figures above 10,000 for sixth month in a row
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Homelessness figures above 10,000 for sixth month in a row

Sep 2nd 2019, 1:23 PM 18,788 Views 109 Comments

New figures show that 10,275 people are in emergency accommodation.

Met Éireann 'push alerts' on extreme weather will be ready in time for winter
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Met Éireann 'push alerts' on extreme weather will be ready in time for winter

Aug 21st 2019, 11:25 AM 53,143 Views 18 Comments

You’ll also be able to sign up for email and text alerts.

'Nothing short of a disgrace': Public slam Murphy over 'appalling and pathetic' co-living proposals
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'Nothing short of a disgrace': Public slam Murphy over 'appalling and pathetic' co-living proposals

Jun 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 84,337 Views 126 Comments

FOI documents show correspondence sent to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy from members of the public.

Only 26 sites told to pay vacant site levy in Dublin city so far this year
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Only 26 sites told to pay vacant site levy in Dublin city so far this year

Jun 23rd 2019, 8:15 AM 16,646 Views 16 Comments

Minister Eoghan Murphy has recently claimed that evidence so far of development shows the vacant site levy is working.

Minister for Housing accepts 'need to do more' as latest figures show record levels of homelessness
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Minister for Housing accepts 'need to do more' as latest figures show record levels of homelessness

Updated May 29th 2019, 1:44 PM 17,182 Views 84 Comments

10,378 people were recorded in emergency accommodation in April.

Hundreds suspended from housing lists for refusing multiple offers
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Hundreds suspended from housing lists for refusing multiple offers

Apr 14th 2019, 7:30 AM 107,555 Views 113 Comments

Applicants are suspended if they refuse two offers of housing within a year.

Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021
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Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021

Apr 2nd 2019, 4:30 PM 11,954 Views 44 Comments

RPZ laws were first introduced in December 2016 to address spiraling rents.

Loan scheme for first-time buyers needs another €600m - but government yet to decide on stumping up cash
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Loan scheme for first-time buyers needs another €600m - but government yet to decide on stumping up cash

Updated Mar 24th 2019, 7:00 AM 16,119 Views 26 Comments

The uncertainty over the future of the scheme means prospective buyers face an “anxious wait”, according to Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath.

10 local authorities failed to draw down funding for Traveller accommodation last year
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10 local authorities failed to draw down funding for Traveller accommodation last year

Feb 21st 2019, 6:10 AM 24,082 Views 52 Comments

Of €12 million allocated to local authorities in 2018, only €6.2 million was drawn down.

Met Éireann says it is 'looking at ways' to include Northern Ireland in future weather alerts
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Met Éireann says it is 'looking at ways' to include Northern Ireland in future weather alerts

Jan 31st 2019, 6:54 PM 33,258 Views 74 Comments

Warnings for Northern Ireland are currently covered by the UK Met Office.

'Do the decent thing and resign': Murphy blasted as homeless numbers almost hit 10,000
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'Do the decent thing and resign': Murphy blasted as homeless numbers almost hit 10,000

Dec 21st 2018, 12:58 PM 23,259 Views 116 Comments

Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said that Murphy should “do the decent thing and resign” in light of the new figures.

Time to build upwards says Minister, as new guidelines recommend taller buildings in cities
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Time to build upwards says Minister, as new guidelines recommend taller buildings in cities

Dec 7th 2018, 10:31 PM 15,542 Views 63 Comments

New guidelines are calling for local authorities to evaluate their current planning policies.

Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords?
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Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords?

Oct 25th 2018, 11:04 AM 69,051 Views 115 Comments

The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.

CSO statisticians moving to housing department after confusion over homeless and housing figures
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CSO statisticians moving to housing department after confusion over homeless and housing figures

Sep 30th 2018, 10:00 PM 20,465 Views 32 Comments

The CSO statisticians will be assisting the department with its housing data, but not homeless figures.

Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified
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Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified

Sep 27th 2018, 5:05 PM 15,061 Views 60 Comments

The Department of Housing recorded 9,527 people in emergency accommodation last month.

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Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

Sep 26th 2018, 9:45 PM 16,790 Views 65 Comments

The drop represents some respite for embattled Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

Dublin City Council issues €1bn tender for factory-built homes in effort to reduce social housing list
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Dublin City Council issues €1bn tender for factory-built homes in effort to reduce social housing list

Sep 5th 2018, 4:26 PM 51,644 Views 162 Comments

The council has plans to construct around 1,000 rapid-build homes at different locations throughout the city.

'The battle will be long': Housing activists threaten more property occupations until crisis is resolved
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'The battle will be long': Housing activists threaten more property occupations until crisis is resolved

Aug 23rd 2018, 4:40 PM 8,063 Views 51 Comments

Around 40 protesters staged a protest through Dublin city centre this afternoon.

During the drought, some areas were losing half of their water supply because of leaks
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During the drought, some areas were losing half of their water supply because of leaks

Aug 18th 2018, 12:05 AM 18,371 Views 95 Comments

While the country faced water restrictions, 50% of water was leaking in some Irish Water schemes.

Number of deaths from fires doubled last year
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Number of deaths from fires doubled last year

Jul 31st 2018, 10:01 PM 7,835 Views 9 Comments

Figures released today show that people over the age of 65 made up the majority of fatalities, with 24 deaths reported last year.

Child homelessness rises 35% during Eoghan Murphy's first year in office
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Child homelessness rises 35% during Eoghan Murphy's first year in office

Jul 24th 2018, 4:02 PM 16,261 Views 101 Comments

There were a record 9,872 people in emergency accommodation in June.

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