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Ireland's housing crisis: The problems, the solutions and the human cost
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Ireland's housing crisis: The problems, the solutions and the human cost

Tue 12:10 AM 23,339 Views 66 Comments

The next part of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at the core issues at the heart of Ireland’s housing crisis.

3,000 local authority homes to be refurbished and re-let under plans by Housing Minister
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3,000 local authority homes to be refurbished and re-let under plans by Housing Minister

May 21st 2021, 12:47 PM 25,715 Views 63 Comments

All 31 councils have applied to take part in the scheme, with the total cost to the Department of Housing set at approximately €44.7 million.

'A human error': Sinn Féin motion on affordable housing passed by Dáil after junior Minister doesn't call vote
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'A human error': Sinn Féin motion on affordable housing passed by Dáil after junior Minister doesn't call vote

May 19th 2021, 2:47 PM 56,875 Views 63 Comments

The housing crisis has been top of the political agenda for over two weeks now, following outrage over cuckoo funds.

Dr Rory Hearne: Investors received a clear message from Government last night - 'keep buying, you're flying'
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Dr Rory Hearne: Investors received a clear message from Government last night - 'keep buying, you're flying'

May 19th 2021, 11:40 AM 46,452 Views 51 Comments

The housing analyst responds to last night’s announcement by Government on investment funds and property.

Up to 50% of future housing estates to be set aside for owner-occupiers, Ministers announce
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Up to 50% of future housing estates to be set aside for owner-occupiers, Ministers announce

May 18th 2021, 7:41 PM 28,560 Views 111 Comments
  • The new measures will also see the purchase of more than 10 residential houses facing an increased stamp duty of 10%.
  • The higher stamp duty rate does not apply to the bulk buying of apartments by investment funds
  • Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe outlined the proposals at a press briefing this evening.
Opinion: 'The consequences of turning a deaf ear to voters on housing are political dynamite'
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Opinion: 'The consequences of turning a deaf ear to voters on housing are political dynamite'

Updated May 14th 2021, 11:19 AM 22,134 Views 62 Comments

Dr Lorcan Sirr and Orla Hegarty say that to understand the current housing crisis, you must first learn of the history of housing provision in Ireland.

Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months
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Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months

Updated May 12th 2021, 1:36 PM 22,502 Views 64 Comments
  • The CSO says prices have risen 3.7% nationally over 12 months
  • Blackrock 'most expensive' Eircode with €615,000 median price
  • Taoiseach says government has pledged "unprecedented funding" for residential construction
Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures
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Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures

May 11th 2021, 8:10 PM 11,358 Views 27 Comments

It could be a “number of weeks” before new measures are announced, say sources.

Poll: Do you think this government can fix Ireland's housing problems?
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Poll: Do you think this government can fix Ireland's housing problems?

May 11th 2021, 9:48 AM 57,440 Views 189 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien said he is “confident” the government will “make real strides” with housing.

Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds
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Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds

May 10th 2021, 6:05 PM 46,465 Views 56 Comments

In a follow-up to his housing article last week, Dr Hearne says Government is merely keen for the investment fund issue to drop from the headlines.

Larry Donnelly: The message to Irish politicians this week was 'It's housing, stupid'
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Larry Donnelly: The message to Irish politicians this week was 'It's housing, stupid'

May 9th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,184 Views 23 Comments

Our columnist takes a look at a return to Irish politics as we knew it this week, with housing again front and centre.

Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing
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Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing

May 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,467 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Ó Broin says these people should be included in the government’s homelessness figures.

Govt accused of frustrating 'hopes and dreams' of families as it commits to action on global funds buying housing estates
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Govt accused of frustrating 'hopes and dreams' of families as it commits to action on global funds buying housing estates

May 6th 2021, 1:05 PM 18,741 Views 49 Comments

The Housing Minister has said that proposals could be tabled as early as next week.

Prices for homes outside Dublin soar amid new pandemic-prompted working arrangements
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Prices for homes outside Dublin soar amid new pandemic-prompted working arrangements

Apr 15th 2021, 4:34 PM 33,531 Views 31 Comments

Outside Dublin, house prices were up by 4.3% and apartment prices up by 9.6%.

House prices jumped by an average of €20,000 in the last 12 months as supply fell significantly
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House prices jumped by an average of €20,000 in the last 12 months as supply fell significantly

Mar 31st 2021, 12:10 AM 69,636 Views 43 Comments

In Dublin, prices rose by 6.9% in the year to March 2021, but the largest increases were seen in the counties surrounding Dublin and in the other cities.

Phased return of construction from 12 April criticised as 'economic and societal own goal'
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Phased return of construction from 12 April criticised as 'economic and societal own goal'

Mar 30th 2021, 9:06 PM 38,523 Views 15 Comments

The Taoiseach said that the resumption of house builds from 12 April includes home refurbishments.

Slight decrease of 75 in February homelessness figures
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Slight decrease of 75 in February homelessness figures

Mar 26th 2021, 4:03 PM 6,608 Views 11 Comments

February stats show that there are 8,238 people in emergency accommodation.

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 13,443 Views 25 Comments

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

Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban
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Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban

Feb 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 30,534 Views 50 Comments

An eviction ban for those in arrears has been in place across the country since late October,

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister
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Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister

Jan 27th 2021, 5:08 PM 24,570 Views 55 Comments

The lockdown will mean housing targets could be off by between 6,500 and 7,000 new homes,

'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits
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'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits

Jan 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,166 Views 13 Comments

Homeless numbers are down but Simon Communities says the full impact of the pandemic will only be seen when restrictions are lifted permanently.

Working from home prompts more houses being bought outside urban areas - surveyors
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Working from home prompts more houses being bought outside urban areas - surveyors

Jan 18th 2021, 9:47 AM 21,362 Views 27 Comments

Surveyors predict a 4% rise in house prices in Ireland in 2021.

Covid-19 eviction moratorium helped families - but did not reduce homelessness among single adults
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Covid-19 eviction moratorium helped families - but did not reduce homelessness among single adults

Dec 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 12,682 Views 8 Comments

There were 4,495 adults without child dependents classified as homeless nationally in October.

Government expects 25,000 new homes built in 2021 - half by State or approved housing bodies
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Government expects 25,000 new homes built in 2021 - half by State or approved housing bodies

Dec 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,893 Views 17 Comments

The shutdown of the industry slowed progress this year but it is unlikely further lockdowns would stop construction.

Covid-19 has 'dramatic effect' on government mortgage scheme for first-time buyers as drawdowns plummet
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Covid-19 has 'dramatic effect' on government mortgage scheme for first-time buyers as drawdowns plummet

Nov 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 19,925 Views 7 Comments

Approvals and drawdowns on the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme fell significantly from March onwards.

Tánaiste says homeless deaths 'fill us all with sorrow' and that 'beds were available'
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Tánaiste says homeless deaths 'fill us all with sorrow' and that 'beds were available'

Nov 26th 2020, 2:48 PM 10,265 Views 16 Comments

The bodies of two men were found in different areas of Dublin city centre in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Opinion: It's time for courage - Rebuilding Ireland is dysfunctional and must be replaced
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Opinion: It's time for courage - Rebuilding Ireland is dysfunctional and must be replaced

Nov 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,448 Views 22 Comments

Dr Rory Hearne says the Government’s housing model is fundamentally flawed and it’s time for a complete overhaul of the system.

Rent costs rise in four of Ireland's five major cities
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Rent costs rise in four of Ireland's five major cities

Nov 9th 2020, 7:54 AM 45,583 Views 55 Comments

Rent prices in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford cities have risen compared to last year.

Social housing: Government pledges €500 million to build 9,500 new units next year
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Social housing: Government pledges €500 million to build 9,500 new units next year

Oct 13th 2020, 2:32 PM 13,607 Views 25 Comments

Michael McGrath said the State “needs to place a much greater emphasis” on directly building social and affordable housing.

Co-living developer seeks meeting with housing minister over 'sustained misinformed public commentary'
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Co-living developer seeks meeting with housing minister over 'sustained misinformed public commentary'

Sep 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 24,005 Views 40 Comments

The request comes as the minister carries out a review on whether co-living developments should be banned.

Another Dublin 6 co-living development labelled 'totally incompatible' in the age of Covid
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Another Dublin 6 co-living development labelled 'totally incompatible' in the age of Covid

Aug 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 30,790 Views 18 Comments

With a review underway into the permission for a development in Rathmines, another application for Harold’s Cross is being considered.

ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'
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ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'

Jul 28th 2020, 3:50 PM 14,935 Views 24 Comments

Renters are more likely to work in the sectors worst hit by the pandemic.

Eoin Ó Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing
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Eoin Ó Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing

Jul 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,826 Views 80 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin says the new government has already reneged on its promises in relation to housing.

Call for banks to reverse 'de-facto ban' on mortgage approval for wage subsidy recipients
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Call for banks to reverse 'de-facto ban' on mortgage approval for wage subsidy recipients

Jun 30th 2020, 10:30 AM 14,852 Views 30 Comments

Applicants who received approval before the Covid-19 crisis have had approval pulled.

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May
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Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May

Jun 25th 2020, 4:43 PM 5,854 Views 10 Comments

The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months
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Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months

Jun 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 34,137 Views 46 Comments

Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.

Not-for-profit housing associations provided 41% of social housing in 2019
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Not-for-profit housing associations provided 41% of social housing in 2019

Jun 10th 2020, 7:01 AM 10,937 Views 18 Comments

The figures were released in the Irish Council for Social Housing’s activity report for 2019.

Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic
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Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 8th 2020, 4:29 PM 12,760 Views 15 Comments

The number of households on the payment has risen by 5,136 since mid-March.

Numbers on Rent Supplement payment up 20% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic
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Numbers on Rent Supplement payment up 20% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

May 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,273 Views 5 Comments

Housing groups have warned that Ireland could see a rise in evictions as a result of the crisis.

'We must protect Generation Rent from the effects of the Covid-19 crisis'
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'We must protect Generation Rent from the effects of the Covid-19 crisis'

May 18th 2020, 8:44 AM 19,506 Views 88 Comments

Dr Michael Byrne of UCD welcomes new measures to protect tenants but says they should not be left to pick up the pieces once the virus passes.

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