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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 'Cute as foxes': TD asks why the housing department is retweeting tweets with the Fine Gael logo Housing Stats

'Cute as foxes': TD asks why the housing department is retweeting tweets with the Fine Gael logo

Meath TD Shane Cassells said there are serious ethical issues with the department retweeting Fine Gael messages.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless figures to show fall in children in emergency accommodation, but rise in individuals presenting Homelessness

Homeless figures to show fall in children in emergency accommodation, but rise in individuals presenting

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil the figures will show a reduction in the number of families presenting as homeless in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless crisis will not begin to ease until at least 2021, committee told Homelessness

Homeless crisis will not begin to ease until at least 2021, committee told

A Trinity professor said the recategorisation of homeless figures has “undermined confidence in the data”.

From TheJournal.ie New Airbnb rules will return housing units back to long-term rentals Housing

New Airbnb rules will return housing units back to long-term rentals

Rental caps and a new licensing system are due to be announced next week.

From TheJournal.ie Departments in talks about rolling out state-funded old age villages Retirement Homes

Departments in talks about rolling out state-funded old age villages

There will be shared responsibility between the two departments to ensure that homes are supported by the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie Government criticised as new data shows 30,000 fewer homes built since 2011 than previously thought Housing Department

Government criticised as new data shows 30,000 fewer homes built since 2011 than previously thought

The CSO yesterday published its figures for the completion of new builds over the past number of years.

From TheJournal.ie 'My daughter had a communion last year... my friend had to lend me her house' Homeless To Home

'My daughter had a communion last year... my friend had to lend me her house'

The first home has been delivered under a government leasing scheme in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie 'A chronic over-reliance': 76% of social housing came from the private rental sector last year Private Rental Sector

'A chronic over-reliance': 76% of social housing came from the private rental sector last year

Opposition politicians, housing experts and NGO officials have all criticised an overreliance on the private sector.

From TheJournal.ie The Housing Department doesn't know how many homes were built last year Housing Report 2017

The Housing Department doesn't know how many homes were built last year

The Housing Minister said that accurate figures around new builds would be available later this year.

From TheJournal.ie Housing 'passport' scheme could give those on city housing lists the option to move to rural Ireland Country Living

Housing 'passport' scheme could give those on city housing lists the option to move to rural Ireland

A review of the income eligibility limits for social housing supports has commenced.

From TheJournal.ie London tower block fire must serve as a 'wake up call' to Ireland Fire Safety

London tower block fire must serve as a 'wake up call' to Ireland

Following on from the fire, concerns have been raised about a number of issues around Ireland’s fire safety regulations.

From TheJournal.ie Can Simon Coveney meet his own deadline for getting homeless families out of hotels? July Deadline

Can Simon Coveney meet his own deadline for getting homeless families out of hotels?

It is unlikely that the July deadline for getting families out of hotels will be met.

From TheJournal.ie €9 million to be made available this year for Traveller housing Housing

€9 million to be made available this year for Traveller housing

The accommodation includes group housing and halting sites for Traveller families.

From TheJournal.ie Record high: There are over 2,700 children and almost 5,000 adults homeless in Ireland Emergency Accommodation

Record high: There are over 2,700 children and almost 5,000 adults homeless in Ireland

The number of homeless people has more than doubled since December 2014.

From TheJournal.ie The number of homeless people in Ireland has reached a record high Crisis

The number of homeless people in Ireland has reached a record high

The number of homeless families and children both declined this month.