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Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families
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Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families

Sep 14th 2021, 7:36 AM 13,712 Views 9 Comments

Less than 25% of lone parents reported home-ownership, compared with 70% of the total population.

Housing supply: What changes are we likely to see in the next 18 months?
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Housing supply: What changes are we likely to see in the next 18 months?

Updated Sep 3rd 2021, 9:10 AM 28,326 Views 42 Comments
  • The 'Housing For All' plan allocates €4 billion annual investment in housing.
  • By 2025, a total of 34,600 new homes will be built per year if the targets are met.
  • However, looking at next year the levels are significantly lower - a total of 24,600 new homes.
Housing for All: The measures aimed at helping single people get on the property ladder
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Housing for All: The measures aimed at helping single people get on the property ladder

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 12,579 Views 13 Comments

Single applicants for local authority loans will be able to earn up to €65,000 in certain areas.

Opinion: I've returned to Ireland, I'm an entrepeneur on a good living - I can't afford a home
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Opinion: I've returned to Ireland, I'm an entrepeneur on a good living - I can't afford a home

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 10:30 AM 84,364 Views 80 Comments

Eoin Hayes returned to Ireland after years abroad, set up his own business and now rents. He says he cannot get near the property ladder.

Concern as number of homeless people rises for second consecutive month
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Concern as number of homeless people rises for second consecutive month

Aug 27th 2021, 7:10 PM 8,105 Views 17 Comments

Charities say many indicators are pointing to further increases in homelessness later this year.

Just 63 rental properties within standard HAP rate available in June across Ireland
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Just 63 rental properties within standard HAP rate available in June across Ireland

Aug 12th 2021, 6:45 AM 28,887 Views 44 Comments

According to a new report, there were no properties available within standard HAP limits for a single person in June.

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month
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Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month

Jul 30th 2021, 6:23 PM 11,200 Views 11 Comments

Homeless campaigners have called for plans that address the particular challenges facing lone parents.

Daft agrees to develop processes to remove ads that exclude rent allowance tenants
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Daft agrees to develop processes to remove ads that exclude rent allowance tenants

Jul 29th 2021, 4:53 PM 10,164 Views 27 Comments

The company came to an agreement with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission on foot of a 2016 complaint.

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Construction to begin on €30m medical centre for Dublin’s homeless

Jul 27th 2021, 10:39 PM 32,692 Views 38 Comments

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien visited the site this week.

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness
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Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness

Jul 16th 2021, 6:00 PM 27,273 Views 38 Comments

Californians “are becoming homeless faster than we can get people the help they need,” says mayor Darrell Steinberg. Here, Seána Glennon examines his proposal.

Is housing the 'big winner' from the Government's Summer Economic Statement?
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Is housing the 'big winner' from the Government's Summer Economic Statement?

Jul 15th 2021, 5:11 PM 17,197 Views 15 Comments

Housing looms large in the Government’s budgetary thinking at the moment.

115 homes in Kildare development at centre of controversy now won't be sold to cuckoo fund
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115 homes in Kildare development at centre of controversy now won't be sold to cuckoo fund

Jul 15th 2021, 12:06 PM 31,730 Views 17 Comments

There was outrage when it emerged owner occupiers would be locked out of buying homes in the Maynooth estate.

Angry Dáil exchanges over housing ahead of Cabinet meeting on Summer Economic Statement
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Angry Dáil exchanges over housing ahead of Cabinet meeting on Summer Economic Statement

Jul 14th 2021, 1:40 PM 15,695 Views 44 Comments

A row between government ministers took place over the housing spend in the statement this week.

Watch: Politicians discuss solutions to Ireland's housing crisis
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Watch: Politicians discuss solutions to Ireland's housing crisis

Jul 7th 2021, 3:49 PM 6,514 Views 11 Comments

Representatives from every major party joined us to discuss real solutions and answer your questions.

Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism
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Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:00 PM 18,180 Views 0 Comments

Building social housing means building homes, writes Dean Van Nguyen.

Solutions to the housing crisis: Join us for a panel discussion with all major political parties
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Solutions to the housing crisis: Join us for a panel discussion with all major political parties

Updated Jul 1st 2021, 10:20 AM 10,466 Views 29 Comments

The panel will be hosted by senior reporter Michelle Hennessy and kicks off at 12.30pm.

Number of mortgage approvals continues to grow as almost 4,700 signed off last month
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Number of mortgage approvals continues to grow as almost 4,700 signed off last month

Jun 29th 2021, 6:10 AM 8,187 Views 11 Comments

This represents a significant increase on the 1,879 mortgage approvals issued in May 2020, the BPFI said.

Varadkar urges Central Bank to get mortgage lending rules review done 'as soon as possible'
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Varadkar urges Central Bank to get mortgage lending rules review done 'as soon as possible'

Jun 24th 2021, 3:08 PM 17,134 Views 54 Comments

The rules restrict the amount someone can borrow to 3.5 times their income, though there are exemptions.

Proportion of new homes bought by institutions increased six-fold in 10 years
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Proportion of new homes bought by institutions increased six-fold in 10 years

Jun 21st 2021, 7:37 AM 13,938 Views 20 Comments

The average price of homes bought by institutions also increased dramatically from 2016 to 2019, from €229,627 to €304,811.

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
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# The Good Information Project

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers

Jun 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,776 Views 0 Comments
  • The housing problem is at its most acute among minority groups, such as Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers.
  • Cormac Fitzgerald, for The Good Information Project, examines the figures and the significant barriers to access to secure living arrangements.
  • "It's an absolutely appalling national disgrace," says Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement.
Nearly 60% of Dublin's rough sleepers were using tents in April
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Nearly 60% of Dublin's rough sleepers were using tents in April

Jun 14th 2021, 4:07 PM 9,554 Views 13 Comments

There were 5,806 individuals in emergency accommodation in Dublin last month.

Mark O'Halloran: 'My career might be judged a success - but when it comes to the property market, I'm a complete failure'
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Mark O'Halloran: 'My career might be judged a success - but when it comes to the property market, I'm a complete failure'

Jun 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 34,905 Views 0 Comments

“Our political class have forgotten that housing is a right and not simply an opportunity to redistribute money upwards to the wealthy,” writes Mark O’Halloran.

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

Jun 8th 2021, 12:10 AM 27,634 Views 68 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 26,173 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 56,992 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 47,755 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 28,727 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 22,570 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 23,005 Views 65 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 11,389 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 57,584 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 46,976 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 18,280 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 13,737 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 18,778 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 33,791 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 70,455 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 38,938 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 6,618 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 13,887 Views 25 Comments

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

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