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From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin's 'manifesto for change' pledges to build 100,000 homes and secure a referendum on Irish unity Ge2020

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record Housing Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a huge success': First sale of mortgage-to-rent home back to original owner Housing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie These are the most expensive areas to buy a home in Ireland by Eircode CSO

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised Cabot Financial

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Cuckoo funds' shutting out first-time buyers and operating tax-free need urgent review, says FF Housing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Factcheck: Were 18,000 new homes built in Ireland last year? Just The Facts

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mica scandal: Families living in 'crumbling homes' as redress scheme awaits sign off Concrete

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed Housing

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

House acquisitions by local authorities has also risen.

10 Instagram homes that are giving us serious interiors envy

Lust-worthy homes.

From TheJournal.ie The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy' Social Housing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie PTSB transfers thousands more of its customers to vulture fund servicer Sold

PTSB transfers thousands more of its customers to vulture fund servicer

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

From TheJournal.ie Reliance on government support by renters likely to increase after Brexit Crisis

Reliance on government support by renters likely to increase after Brexit

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

From TheJournal.ie People are paying an extra €61,000 to live near a Luas stop Off The Rails

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dundrum, Skerries, Cork docklands and Mullingar: New Land Development Agency plans to build thousands of houses Public Land Use

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

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

From TheJournal.ie House prices in Dublin up by 6.5% in the last year Property Prices

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ulster Bank sold mortgages to vulture fund despite offer to buy loans for mortgage to rent Arrears

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Storm Emma caused higher levels of mortgage arrears as customers missed in-branch payments Debt

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Many mortgage rates are being cut - but the sector needs 'careful monitoring' Bubble Bubble

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

Incomes are not rising to match lending.

From TheJournal.ie Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds Vultures

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

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

ALL PARTIES IN a case that involves two of Ireland’s biggest building companies clashing over pyrite should ensure remediation is paid to affected homeowners, the High Court has heard.

Ballymore Group is pursuing a case against a subsidiary of Ireland’s largest building materials company, CRH.

Ballymore was founded by Sean Mulryan, one of Ireland’s best-known developers, and has led the development of a slew of major housing projects across the country.

The case relates to one of the company’s developments at Portmarnock in county Dublin, called Drumnigh Wood. There are 145 houses in the development, which was built in 2007, and the court heard that pyrite has manifested in around 50 houses.

Some properties were sold for more than €1 million.

About 30 homeowners have taken legal proceedings against Ballymore, which in turn has taken legal action against CRH subsidiary Roadstone and two other companies, Murphy Concrete Manufacturing and William Miley.

Ballymore claims that the trio supplied materials that was responsible for the presence of pyrite in homes it developed in Drumnigh Wood.

pyrite cracks credit Riggsdoes youtube Pyrite in a house Source: Riggsdoes/Youtube

The court heard that most of the concrete for the development was supplied by Roadstone, with a smaller amount supplied by Murphy Concrete. Proceedings were first filed more than two years ago.

Remediation

Ms Justice Deirdre Murphy said that all the parties in the case should ensure that suitable remediation is paid to any affected homeowners if necessary. She said that the court proceedings could then decide who has the final liability.

“It is in all of your interest that if there is damage that you should all get together and find who is liable,” she said.

“All three parties should decide whether remediation is necessary and then find who is liable in the proceedings. All the parties could get together to sort it out, (but) I leave that matter with you.”

Justice Murphy said several times that it is not desirable for the case to be delayed, noting that proceedings have already lasted for more than two years.

She said that the case should be a straightforward one in terms of pleadings, although she acknowledged that proving liability could be very complex.

The case was adjourned and will be heard again in March.

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Written by Paul O’Donoghue and posted on Fora.ie

From TheJournal.ie 'They know the gun is to the head': Vexatious objectors are delaying the construction of new homes Housing Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'They have nowhere else': Sierra Leone mudslide victims move back to homes in danger zone Disaster

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears Gaffs

10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears

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

From TheJournal.ie This Irish castle can be yours - for just €13.5 million Knockdrin Castle

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

A grand little starter home.

From TheJournal.ie Murphy hails 'progress' housing people but numbers in emergency accommodation hit record levels Homelessness

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The man who pioneered a solution to homelessness: Give people homes Housing First

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Smart meters to be rolled out across Ireland in 2019 - a year later than anticipated Electricity

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Only one Irish county has an average house price under €100,000 Property Price Index

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Norris lets rip on vulture funds: 'Why were they allowed into this country?' Evictions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing Housing Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie There are only three Irish counties where the average house price is under €100,000 Bargain

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Tracker mortgages: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper rates Central Bank

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Hospitals still owned by the Catholic Church should be handed over to the State, says Micheál Martin Religious Orders

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Nama has identified nearly 7,000 homes for social housing - but only 2,748 have been taken Housing

Nama has identified nearly 7,000 homes for social housing - but only 2,748 have been taken

That is according to the agency’s annual report, published yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Buyers are snapping up new homes in the town once dubbed Ireland's first ghost town Going Going Gone

Buyers are snapping up new homes in the town once dubbed Ireland's first ghost town

The first phase of a 177 new home development in Adamstown was launched this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Online searches for new homes surge after Budget announcement Housing

Online searches for new homes surge after Budget announcement

Interest in new homes was greatest in the Dublin area, along with the Dublin commuter counties, said one property website.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should first-time buyers get a government grant? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should first-time buyers get a government grant?

Plans to tackle the housing crisis include a scheme to help first-time buyers.

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