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Fianna Fáil bringing motion to establish constitutional right to housing
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Fianna Fáil bringing motion to establish constitutional right to housing

Jun 4th 2021, 3:48 PM 15,881 Views 58 Comments

It would amend Article 43 of the Constitution, which covers private property rights.

Representative group suggests investors are 'part of the solution' to housing crisis
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Representative group suggests investors are 'part of the solution' to housing crisis

May 7th 2021, 8:35 PM 19,603 Views 59 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said in the Dáil yesterday that it would be “ideologically extreme” to ban investment on certain types of housing.

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 13,450 Views 25 Comments

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

Average listed price of a home in Ireland was €269k this quarter - a rise of 7.4% on last year
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Average listed price of a home in Ireland was €269k this quarter - a rise of 7.4% on last year

Dec 18th 2020, 6:10 AM 30,217 Views 21 Comments

The 7.4% year-on-year rise is the the largest such increase in three years.

Sinn Féin's 'manifesto for change' pledges to build 100,000 homes and secure a referendum on Irish unity
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Sinn Féin's 'manifesto for change' pledges to build 100,000 homes and secure a referendum on Irish unity

Jan 28th 2020, 4:43 PM 24,342 Views 289 Comments

The party has also committed to returning the pension age to 65 and abolishing the property tax.

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record
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Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record

Dec 29th 2019, 7:30 AM 25,497 Views 142 Comments

The Taoiseach said Fianna Fáil should be ‘embarrassed’ to discuss their housing policies.

'It's a huge success': First sale of mortgage-to-rent home back to original owner
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'It's a huge success': First sale of mortgage-to-rent home back to original owner

Jun 20th 2019, 6:05 AM 70,595 Views 15 Comments

The scheme allows people who are in mortgage arrears to remain in their homes and pay rent to an approved housing body.

These are the most expensive areas to buy a home in Ireland by Eircode
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These are the most expensive areas to buy a home in Ireland by Eircode

Jun 13th 2019, 4:32 PM 178,387 Views 29 Comments

The CSO has published its latest residential property price index today.

Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised
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Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised

May 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 22,453 Views 29 Comments

The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised.

'Cuckoo funds' shutting out first-time buyers and operating tax-free need urgent review, says FF
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'Cuckoo funds' shutting out first-time buyers and operating tax-free need urgent review, says FF

Apr 9th 2019, 3:29 PM 20,233 Views 39 Comments

Corporate investors known as so-called ‘cuckoo funds’ have spent over €1.1 billion on nearly 3,000 residential properties in Ireland last year

Factcheck: Were 18,000 new homes built in Ireland last year?
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Factcheck: Were 18,000 new homes built in Ireland last year?

Mar 30th 2019, 12:05 AM 25,757 Views 62 Comments

Housing figures are always a point of contention – let’s clear this up.

Mica scandal: Families living in 'crumbling homes' as redress scheme awaits sign off
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Mica scandal: Families living in 'crumbling homes' as redress scheme awaits sign off

Mar 3rd 2019, 7:00 AM 21,028 Views 9 Comments

It is understood the roll out of the redress scheme is in its final stages.

'Not now and not ever': 1,000 new homes planned for west Dublin, which locals say brings a 'high risk' of flooding
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'Not now and not ever': 1,000 new homes planned for west Dublin, which locals say brings a 'high risk' of flooding

Feb 17th 2019, 10:00 PM 72,939 Views 40 Comments

The vast majority of Fingal County Councillors voted in favour of adopting the Barnhill Local Area Plan.

Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed
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Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed

Feb 14th 2019, 6:05 AM 19,136 Views 36 Comments

House acquisitions by local authorities has also risen.

10 Instagram homes that are giving us serious interiors envy
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# Interiors

10 Instagram homes that are giving us serious interiors envy

Dec 28th 2018, 11:56 AM 10,919 Views 1 Comment

Lust-worthy homes.

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'
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The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'

Dec 22nd 2018, 12:05 AM 93,601 Views 90 Comments

Dublin City Council tenants paid a total of €78.3 million in rent last year.

PTSB transfers thousands more of its customers to vulture fund servicer
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PTSB transfers thousands more of its customers to vulture fund servicer

Nov 29th 2018, 5:08 PM 39,358 Views 81 Comments

Many of the mortgage-holders sold today had engaged with the bank and reached arrangements.

Reliance on government support by renters likely to increase after Brexit
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Reliance on government support by renters likely to increase after Brexit

Nov 13th 2018, 10:15 AM 11,023 Views 38 Comments

The amount of money the State pays in Hap will also increase if Brexit results in further rent hikes in the capital.

People are paying an extra €61,000 to live near a Luas stop
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People are paying an extra €61,000 to live near a Luas stop

Oct 9th 2018, 8:12 AM 18,923 Views 35 Comments

Buyers are now paying an average of €446,000 for a property close to a Luas stop in Dublin.

Dundrum, Skerries, Cork docklands and Mullingar: New Land Development Agency plans to build thousands of houses
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Dundrum, Skerries, Cork docklands and Mullingar: New Land Development Agency plans to build thousands of houses

Sep 13th 2018, 4:53 PM 26,074 Views 72 Comments

Under the new plan, 10% of the public land identified for housing must be used for social housing and 30% for affordable housing.

House prices in Dublin up by 6.5% in the last year
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House prices in Dublin up by 6.5% in the last year

Sep 11th 2018, 1:31 PM 12,659 Views 31 Comments

As a whole, residential property prices at a national level have increased by 10% in the 12 months to July.

Ulster Bank sold mortgages to vulture fund despite offer to buy loans for mortgage to rent
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Ulster Bank sold mortgages to vulture fund despite offer to buy loans for mortgage to rent

Aug 31st 2018, 12:05 AM 24,118 Views 38 Comments

The vulture fund that bought the loans has confirmed it is not currently putting forward cases for this scheme.

Storm Emma caused higher levels of mortgage arrears as customers missed in-branch payments
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Storm Emma caused higher levels of mortgage arrears as customers missed in-branch payments

Jun 20th 2018, 3:45 PM 15,511 Views 11 Comments

The number of accounts in arrears over 720 days has fallen but these cases still account for 41% of all accounts in arrears.

Many mortgage rates are being cut - but the sector needs 'careful monitoring'
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Many mortgage rates are being cut - but the sector needs 'careful monitoring'

May 17th 2018, 6:10 AM 15,097 Views 9 Comments

Incomes are not rising to match lending.

Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds
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Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds

Mar 22nd 2018, 1:41 PM 20,935 Views 100 Comments

Executives blamed the European regulator for the classification of these loans as non-performing.

Two building giants battling over pyrite 'should make sure homeowners are paid first'
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Two building giants battling over pyrite 'should make sure homeowners are paid first'

Feb 4th 2018, 3:50 PM 23,947 Views 15 Comments

Ballymore Group is suing Ireland’s biggest company, CRH.

'They know the gun is to the head': Vexatious objectors are delaying the construction of new homes
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'They know the gun is to the head': Vexatious objectors are delaying the construction of new homes

Jan 27th 2018, 6:00 AM 13,541 Views 45 Comments

The head of the Construction Federation of Ireland said developers are paying objectors up to €10,000 to make their objections go away.

'They have nowhere else': Sierra Leone mudslide victims move back to homes in danger zone
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'They have nowhere else': Sierra Leone mudslide victims move back to homes in danger zone

Jan 7th 2018, 12:00 PM 8,606 Views 5 Comments

The August mudslide killed more than 1,000 people and there are fears for another landslide in the next rainy season.

10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears
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10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears

Dec 14th 2017, 8:00 PM 15,847 Views 47 Comments

The number of mortgages behind on payments has dropped since the depths of the recession.

This Irish castle can be yours - for just €13.5 million
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This Irish castle can be yours - for just €13.5 million

Nov 16th 2017, 6:49 PM 36,527 Views 32 Comments

A grand little starter home.

Murphy hails 'progress' housing people but numbers in emergency accommodation hit record levels
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Murphy hails 'progress' housing people but numbers in emergency accommodation hit record levels

Oct 27th 2017, 8:09 AM 6,425 Views 43 Comments

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin called Murphy’s bullishness “spin”.

The man who pioneered a solution to homelessness: Give people homes
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The man who pioneered a solution to homelessness: Give people homes

Oct 19th 2017, 6:01 AM 13,603 Views 41 Comments

Dr Sam Tsemberis is the pioneer of housing first – which takes rough sleepers of the streets and gives them homes.

Ireland will need 550,000 more homes and 660,000 more jobs for extra 1 million people by 2040
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Ireland will need 550,000 more homes and 660,000 more jobs for extra 1 million people by 2040

Sep 27th 2017, 9:08 AM 16,629 Views 104 Comments

From today until 3 November, the public can make written submissions on the government’s national planning framework.

Smart meters to be rolled out across Ireland in 2019 - a year later than anticipated
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Smart meters to be rolled out across Ireland in 2019 - a year later than anticipated

Sep 21st 2017, 6:25 AM 32,844 Views 108 Comments

All old electricity meters are to be replaced in what’s described as a ‘once-in-a-generation’ project.

Only one Irish county has an average house price under €100,000
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Only one Irish county has an average house price under €100,000

Jul 11th 2017, 1:04 PM 38,151 Views 32 Comments

The CSO’s property price index shows that house prices have risen sharply in the past year.

Norris lets rip on vulture funds: 'Why were they allowed into this country?'
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Norris lets rip on vulture funds: 'Why were they allowed into this country?'

Jun 28th 2017, 7:11 PM 40,973 Views 88 Comments

Speaking about his new Housing Co-op Bill, Norris said people appear to have forgotten that “eviction” is a dirty word in Ireland.

'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing
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'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing

Jun 25th 2017, 11:51 AM 25,201 Views 43 Comments

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said this team works with experienced staff within the department, key agencies, local authorities and the construction sector.

There are only three Irish counties where the average house price is under €100,000
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There are only three Irish counties where the average house price is under €100,000

Jun 7th 2017, 3:05 PM 88,520 Views 73 Comments

The CSO’s property price index shows that house prices have risen sharply in the past year.

Tracker mortgages: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper rates
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Tracker mortgages: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper rates

Mar 23rd 2017, 11:30 AM 10,297 Views 10 Comments

A new report states that 9,900 impacted customer accounts have now been identified by lenders.

Hospitals still owned by the Catholic Church should be handed over to the State, says Micheál Martin
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Hospitals still owned by the Catholic Church should be handed over to the State, says Micheál Martin

Mar 8th 2017, 3:58 PM 15,692 Views 84 Comments

He also described what happened to mother and baby home survivors as” unchristian cruelty”.

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