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#Housing Crisis

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Renters should not be left with a debt burden after Covid-19, writes Eoin Ó Broin Housing

Opinion: Renters should not be left with a debt burden after Covid-19, writes Eoin Ó Broin

The Sinn Féin TD says where renters can’t pay, landlords must be guaranteed a mortgage moratorium.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Adult children still at home? There's no blueprint for this time International Women's Day 2020

Opinion: Adult children still at home? There's no blueprint for this time

Like so many parents in Ireland in a difficult housing market, Ruth Deasy had to share her home with her two grown sons.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you in favour of a time-limited rent freeze? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you in favour of a time-limited rent freeze?

The constitutionality of a rent freeze has been debated for some time.

From TheJournal.ie UCD students stage tent protest against 'spiralling' cost of campus accommodation Student Protest

UCD students stage tent protest against 'spiralling' cost of campus accommodation

Students are organising a large demonstration for next week.

From TheJournal.ie Students call on University of Limerick to reverse decision to double-up bedrooms on campus Digs

Students call on University of Limerick to reverse decision to double-up bedrooms on campus

Rent for the twin rooms will range from €2,800 to €4,250 per person.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Will the government spend more on HAP than on new social housing this year? Factcheck

FactCheck: Will the government spend more on HAP than on new social housing this year?

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin O Broin made the claim on television this week – but is he right?

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate Ge2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate

Several claims were made about housing supply and homelessness last night. We’ve looked at the main ones.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless in Galway: 'I lived in my car for four months - I don't have faith in politicians to sort this out' Noel Nestor

Homeless in Galway: 'I lived in my car for four months - I don't have faith in politicians to sort this out'

Noel found himself living in his car following the break up of a relationship.

From TheJournal.ie Concern for woman found near GPO by homeless volunteer last night Dublin

Concern for woman found near GPO by homeless volunteer last night

The woman, who was in a distressed state, told the volunteer she had been released from an acute hospital.

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 Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution Rent Freeze

Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says Eoghan Murphy may be proven wrong on the rent freeze bill

From TheJournal.ie Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation Housing Crisis

Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation

The bill would see rents frozen for the next three years.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin 'desperately needs' more hotels, says tourism body chief Fáilte Ireland

Dublin 'desperately needs' more hotels, says tourism body chief

The CEO of Fáilte Ireland also warned that Brexit was proving a challenge to Irish tourism.

From TheJournal.ie Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns Budget 2020

Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns

The government announced it would support the delivery of over 11,000 new social homes next year.

From TheJournal.ie RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction Housing

RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction

The couple and their three children became homeless after the eviction.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of single men stuck in perpetual homelessness with 'nowhere to go' Housing Crisis

Thousands of single men stuck in perpetual homelessness with 'nowhere to go'

Depaul has pointed out that single people remain the biggest cohort and are likely to remain homeless for longer periods.

From TheJournal.ie 'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife' Housing Crisis

'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife'

Officers today called for the provision of quarters for married couples or the introduction of a rent allowance to assist them.

From TheJournal.ie We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals? Housing Crisis

We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals?

Housing charity Threshold says there’s an “unacceptable” number of properties checked.

From TheJournal.ie Sex for rent: Case of landlord propositioning tenant 'not a once off or unusual' Housing

Sex for rent: Case of landlord propositioning tenant 'not a once off or unusual'

Housing charity Threshold has said it is aware of several such incidents.

From TheJournal.ie Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable' Housing Crisis

Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable'

The minister also said €1,200 rent is an affordable amount for a couple to pay.

From TheJournal.ie 'It had fantastic resonance': A year after taking over Dublin's vacant buildings, Take Back the City disbands Housing Crisis

'It had fantastic resonance': A year after taking over Dublin's vacant buildings, Take Back the City disbands

The coalition of housing groups occupied buildings and offices in the capital last year.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws Airbnb

Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin says Minister Shane Ross does not hold responsibility for regulating Airbnb.

From TheJournal.ie Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites Rebuilding Ireland

Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites

Projects have been given the green light in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford, Wicklow and Wexford.

From TheJournal.ie Interview: Brendan Howlin on green housing, the SocDems and Labour's 'rough time' in government Rebuilding

Interview: Brendan Howlin on green housing, the SocDems and Labour's 'rough time' in government

Howlin gave a lukewarm verdict on the recent local elections, so what next?

From TheJournal.ie Planning board says co-living development will have to include kitchens in bedrooms Dún Laoghaire

Planning board says co-living development will have to include kitchens in bedrooms

An Bord Pleanála has said the complex will, with some changes, “provide an acceptable form of residential amenity for future occupants”.

From TheJournal.ie Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless' Dublin

Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless'

Shane Howell hopes his tour might help shine a light on the contrasts that exist in this corner of the city.

From TheJournal.ie 'Building upward has a knock-on effect': Could a high-rise skyline make Dublin more liveable? Ireland 2029

'Building upward has a knock-on effect': Could a high-rise skyline make Dublin more liveable?

And could it happen in the next 10 years? Hear more on episode two of Ireland 2029.

From TheJournal.ie Housing crisis drives 40c increase in Living Wage to €12.30 per hour Cost Of Living

Housing crisis drives 40c increase in Living Wage to €12.30 per hour

The report also said there were increased costs in energy in the last 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie 19 new rent pressure zones come into effect as national rent average increases yet again Under Pressure

19 new rent pressure zones come into effect as national rent average increases yet again

Pressure zones are designated areas where rents cannot be increased by more than 4% per annum.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of revenue on Airbnb comes from rentals which will be hit by new laws Airbnb

Majority of revenue on Airbnb comes from rentals which will be hit by new laws Exclusive

Data scraped from site shows widespread use of ‘domestic’ units as short-term lets.

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 Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable' Housing Crisis

Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable'

A letter from the UN said private housing investment has impacted security of tenure for renters.

From TheJournal.ie 'The chance of getting caught is very small': The uphill battle to police Ireland's new Airbnb rules Short-term Lets

'The chance of getting caught is very small': The uphill battle to police Ireland's new Airbnb rules

Councils are already struggling to crack down on many unauthorised short-term lets after fielding hundreds of complaints from locals.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Co-living will push up the price of land and make it unviable to build residential homes Opinion

Opinion: Co-living will push up the price of land and make it unviable to build residential homes

Co-living is exciting alright – for property developers, writes housing policy analyst, Mel Reynolds.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's 5 ft 6 so I could lie exactly width-wise in it': This art student has created a replica of her student flat Cramped This post contains videos

'It's 5 ft 6 so I could lie exactly width-wise in it': This art student has created a replica of her student flat

Students from NCAD are using their creative skills to tackle social issues at a summer showcase.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: Co-living an option - 'it's not going to replace traditional houses and apartments' Housing Crisis

Taoiseach: Co-living an option - 'it's not going to replace traditional houses and apartments'

Leo Varadkar and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy faced opposition on their co-living stance in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Plans for 'co-living' apartment blocks in Dublin are in opposition to the 'cohousing' model popular in Europe Opinion

Plans for 'co-living' apartment blocks in Dublin are in opposition to the 'cohousing' model popular in Europe

Cohousing arrangements are a co-operative movement that helps to create affordable housing, writes Tom O’Donnell.

From TheJournal.ie Don't judge co-living on one planning application, says minister as proposals dubbed '21st century bedsits' Housing Crisis

Don't judge co-living on one planning application, says minister as proposals dubbed '21st century bedsits'

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said co-living is an ‘exciting’ choice for young workers.

From TheJournal.ie Development of 88 apartments at former Phoenix Park racecourse gets green light Housing

Development of 88 apartments at former Phoenix Park racecourse gets green light

An Bord Pleanala granted permission for the development after an appeal.

From TheJournal.ie 'Government policy is failing': Thousands gather in Dublin to protest against housing crisis Raise The Roof

'Government policy is failing': Thousands gather in Dublin to protest against housing crisis

Figures show that more than 10,000 people are currently registered as homeless in Ireland.

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