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# House

Last month
January 2023
# Damien English
Property questions take out another minister but this resignation is different to the Troy saga
English’s resignation is solely due to a 2008 planning application.
Fine Gael TD Damien English resigned his position as Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment today.
The Meath West TD resigned solely due to a 2008 planning application in which he failed to declare he owned a house.
Public scrutiny of politicians’ ownership of housing has ramped up in recent months following the controversy surrounding TD Robert Troy and his properties.
Fine Gael TD Damien English resigns as junior minister after reports about property ownership
A fortnight of apologies and clarifications that led to Robert Troy's resignation
Last year
2022
# Housing
Government plans to roll out rapid-build houses to deal with 'enormous' housing crisis
Taoiseach says rapid-builds must play a role in the housing solution.
# long-term leases
Taoiseach dismisses concerns about investor funds selling homes between each other for €1.7m
Taoiseach Micheál Martin says the solution is ramping up supply.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Is the renters' €500 tax credit just worth seven days' rent in Dublin?
The claim was made by a housing charity after the budget was announced.
# St Patrick's Day
Taoiseach hopes 'in-person' St Patrick's Day events can return with White House visit on the cards
This year will be Micheál Martin’s last opportunity as Taoiseach to visit with the US president in Washington DC.
All time
# housing story
Are you an Irish person living abroad? We want to know your housing story
In a follow-up to our look at housing in Ireland, we want to find out what it’s like living abroad.
Voices
Opinion: 'The housing game is rigged against the single population of this country'
Unless you earn over €70k or have wealthy parents, you’re simply not catered for when it comes to owning a house, writes Jenn Gannon.
# High Court
Men remanded in custody over failure to vacate controversial Roscommon farm
The judge urged both men to get legal advice.
# Legal Battle
Judge to rule next month on Ronan Ryan and Pamela Flood's battle to keep their home
The judge will give his judgment on 7 October.
# interiors
10 Instagram homes that are giving us serious interiors envy
Lust-worthy homes.
# homeless to home
'I can't describe the feeling... Just to know that I can now live a proper life with my kids'
Peter McVerry Trust opened 13 new apartments for families and children affected by homelessness in Dublin’s city centre.
# Eamon Lillis
Minister to support 'Celine's law' proposals to prevent killers profiting from their crime
The Law Reform Commission recommended changes after the Eamonn Lillis trial.
# love island
Laura from Love Island struggled with some baby Guinesses in a Dublin bar last night
Happens to the best of us.
# Start Mortgages
PTSB defends timing of letters to homeowners about mortgage sale to vulture fund
The announcement was made about the loans earlier this week – and it has since emerged that the portfolio included performing loans.
# property ladder
People are paying an extra €114,000 to live near the Dart or Luas
The most expensive house prices are in Sandymount, Lansdowne Road and Sydney Parade.
# Architecture
'How I created my dream home from a house that hadn't been renovated since 1934'
Home renovations often take more time and money than planned.
# Castleknock
Glenda Gilson's parents lose Dublin home due to debt
A judge has given them six months to sell the property “before the bank does”.
# Jailed
Man promised girlfriend he'd buy non-existent site for house, before gambling away over €22,000
Michael Williams has been jailed for nine months.
# mortgage to rent
'We are crying out for help': A father's letter to the Taoiseach as he battles to keep family home
Karl O’Doherty had been advised by the Master of the High Court to write to Leo Varadkar.
# Bills Bills Bills
It costs about €16,000 per year to run a house - just under half the average wage
However, it’s about €5,000 less than during the boom.
# Courts
Jackie Lavin case against Bill Cullen over alleged €1m house purchase deal resolved
Lavin claimed she had suffered loss and damage as a result of being deprived of the opportunity to buy the house.
# Killegy House
Jackie Lavin and Bill Cullen to face off in court over alleged €1m house purchase deal
Lavin claims she has suffered loss and damage as a result of being deprived of the opportunity to buy the house.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you plan to buy your own home?
The average list price of a house is now €230,000.
# Lucan
Convicted paedophile ordered to sell his house to pay €100,000 awarded to his nephew
The price will be negotiated in secret between John O’Neill and any prospective purchaser.
# the all ireland medals
RTÉ aired an all-time classic Room to Improve and people fell in love with Mary all over again
The final episode of the series has been delayed.
# Pyrite
'Our home is crumbling into the ground': Family in Mayo forced to abandon house
Thousands of houses around the country are affected by pyrite and mica.
# maudie
This Irish film tells the fascinating story of a tiny folk-artist called Maud
Maud Lewis is a folk art hero in her home country of Canada.
# ice house
Man arrested in connection to murder of Irene White in 2005
White was found fatally stabbed in her home.
Russell Westbrook hit a ref in the head with the basketball and a former player says it was intentional
The OKC star received a technical foul on the play.
# kindness of strangers
'I can walk a little taller': Radio listeners donate €15k to woman at risk of losing home
The woman is in arrears of €28,000 and was facing repossession.
# Saggart
Family forced out of home after 'toxic' mould made their children sick, court told
Shane and Antoinette O’Reilly claim issues with their house resulted in their two young sons developing respiratory infections.
# Your Say
Poll: Should first-time buyers get a government grant?
Plans to tackle the housing crisis include a scheme to help first-time buyers.
# Price Drop
David Drumm cuts the price of his American home by $25,000
Drumm faces two trials here in Ireland.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you expect to buy your own home?
The average age of first-time home buyers is now 34.
# Excavation
No human remains found in search of south Dublin garden
The search was being carried out after a woman alleged two children she gave birth to were murdered and buried there.
# Ballycastle
Second arrest over 'heinous' murder of 48-year-old man
The officer heading up the investigation said the man suffered “a traumatic and frightening death”.
# England
Muslim schoolboy wasn't interviewed because of 'terrorist' spelling mistake, police say
Under UK law, the child’s teachers followed protocol by reporting him.
# Property Porn
Take a look around Sarah Palin's ultra-lavish Arizona compound
It’s up for grabs for for a cool €2.2 million.
# Property
This fairytale 18th century plantation is for sale in South Carolina for $17.5 million
The property is the third-oldest plantation in South Carolina and it has two guesthouses and some stunning land.
# shocking
Four armed and masked men break into home of man in his 80s
The incident happened shortly after 9pm yesterday evening.