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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Homelessness figures above 10,000 for sixth month in a row Housing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Met Éireann 'push alerts' on extreme weather will be ready in time for winter Warning

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Nothing short of a disgrace': Public slam Murphy over 'appalling and pathetic' co-living proposals Co Living

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Only 26 sites told to pay vacant site levy in Dublin city so far this year Vacant Sites

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Minister for Housing accepts 'need to do more' as latest figures show record levels of homelessness Homeless Figures

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds suspended from housing lists for refusing multiple offers FOI

Hundreds suspended from housing lists for refusing multiple offers

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

From TheJournal.ie Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021 Housing Crisis

Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 10 local authorities failed to draw down funding for Traveller accommodation last year Department Of Housing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Met Éireann says it is 'looking at ways' to include Northern Ireland in future weather alerts Ulster Says Snow

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Do the decent thing and resign': Murphy blasted as homeless numbers almost hit 10,000 Homeless

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Time to build upwards says Minister, as new guidelines recommend taller buildings in cities The Only Way Is Up

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords? Airbnb

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

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

From TheJournal.ie CSO statisticians moving to housing department after confusion over homeless and housing figures Housing Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified Homelessness

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council issues €1bn tender for factory-built homes in effort to reduce social housing list Modular Homes

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'The battle will be long': Housing activists threaten more property occupations until crisis is resolved Housing Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie During the drought, some areas were losing half of their water supply because of leaks Hosepipe Ban

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Number of deaths from fires doubled last year Fire Safety

Number of deaths from fires doubled last year

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

From TheJournal.ie Child homelessness rises 35% during Eoghan Murphy's first year in office Department Of Housing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Plans for hundreds of 'cost rental' homes at St Michael's Estate in Inchicore Dublin

Plans for hundreds of 'cost rental' homes at St Michael's Estate in Inchicore

A new 12,000-seater stadium for St Patrick’s Athletic is now almost certain not to go ahead.

From TheJournal.ie Homelessness figures: Government says it 'erroneously' overstated figures in previous months March Stats

Homelessness figures: Government says it 'erroneously' overstated figures in previous months

A total of 3,646 children were recorded homeless in March.

From TheJournal.ie 'Slight delay' in publishing Ireland's latest homeless numbers shows new form of reporting is needed, says minister Hold Up

'Slight delay' in publishing Ireland's latest homeless numbers shows new form of reporting is needed, says minister

Some local authorities appear to be better than others in terms of sending their numbers to the Department of Housing.

From TheJournal.ie Additional emergency beds opened up to accommodate homeless during cold snap Rough Sleppers

Additional emergency beds opened up to accommodate homeless during cold snap

There are calls for accommodation to be kept open during the day so homeless individuals are not out in the cold all day.

From TheJournal.ie Vacant shops could be converted into housing without planning permission under new rules Housing Crisis

Vacant shops could be converted into housing without planning permission under new rules

This would be the first of a series of planning measures to aid the creation of more housing, Minister Eoghan Murphy said.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial Cork seaweed harvesting project close to getting final green light Bantry Bay

Controversial Cork seaweed harvesting project close to getting final green light

Tralee-based company BioAtlantis wants to harvest Bantry’s kelp for bioengineering purposes.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Does Ireland really have a low rate of homelessness by international standards? Factcheck

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have a low rate of homelessness by international standards?

The Taoiseach and Housing Minister have both made the claim in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Analysis of homelessness rates in other countries vs Ireland Homeless Rates

Analysis of homelessness rates in other countries vs Ireland

A brief look at homelessness rates in other countries.

From TheJournal.ie Councils to clamp down on Airbnb use due to potential 'negative impact' on rental sector Renting

Councils to clamp down on Airbnb use due to potential 'negative impact' on rental sector

A letter sent to local authorities states owners should not be allowed to rent their properties for more than five nights in a row.

From TheJournal.ie Number of homeless children in Ireland passes 3,000 Record Levels

Number of homeless children in Ireland passes 3,000

There were yet more distressing numbers in the government’s latest homeless figures.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Has the government quadrupled social housing construction in two years? Social Housing

FactCheck: Has the government quadrupled social housing construction in two years?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweeted that “social house building has quadrupled since 2015″.

From TheJournal.ie Report into fire that destroyed 6 Kildare houses finds remaining homes not compliant with regulations Millfield Manor

Report into fire that destroyed 6 Kildare houses finds remaining homes not compliant with regulations

The report looked at eight houses still occupied in Millfield Manor.

From TheJournal.ie 'A loss of dignity': Homeless children are living on takeaways and dining on the floor Emergency Accommodation

'A loss of dignity': Homeless children are living on takeaways and dining on the floor

Children living in emergency accommodation are living off frozen food and takeaways, according to a new report.

From TheJournal.ie The long, slow process to refund almost €170m in water charges Drip Drip Drip

The long, slow process to refund almost €170m in water charges

The government must decide how best to repay people and avoid another PR disaster.

From TheJournal.ie The government is giving almost €60 million towards home improvements for older people Housing Adaptation Grant

The government is giving almost €60 million towards home improvements for older people

The Housing Adaptation Grant scheme provides aid for older people and people with disabilities.

From TheJournal.ie More than a quarter of homes in Poolbeg will be social and affordable housing Social Housing

More than a quarter of homes in Poolbeg will be social and affordable housing

The deal was made between the city council, Department of Housing and the developers.

From TheJournal.ie 'I felt so alone and afraid': Out of the care system and straight into homelessness System Failure

'I felt so alone and afraid': Out of the care system and straight into homelessness

The number of homeless 18-24 year olds has shot up in the last three years.

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