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Govt accused of making 'dog's dinner' of rental crisis, as new rent cap law not ready until November
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Govt accused of making 'dog's dinner' of rental crisis, as new rent cap law not ready until November

Thu 5:25 PM 12,698 Views 22 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said inflation is now running at over 4.3%.

From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?
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From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?

Oct 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 50,657 Views 32 Comments

Protesters and politicians called on the council chief to resign this week.

Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan apologises for 'sarcastic' comment to Students' Union
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Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan apologises for 'sarcastic' comment to Students' Union

Oct 13th 2021, 5:30 PM 20,778 Views 20 Comments

Owen Keegan came under heavy fire after saying that students’ unions should become developers to fix the accommodation crisis.

New zoned land tax branded a 'total joke' by opposition TDs
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New zoned land tax branded a 'total joke' by opposition TDs

Oct 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 16,923 Views 8 Comments

The tax was announced by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe this afternoon and will replace the vacant sites levy.

'Unofficial money lenders' targeting people in queues at soup runs
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'Unofficial money lenders' targeting people in queues at soup runs

Oct 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,396 Views 0 Comments
  • Concerns have been raised about so-called “unofficial money lenders” targeting people as they queue in soup runs
  • A number of people who work or volunteer in the homelessness sector have warned about the "worrying trend"
  • People borrow small amounts of cash but are charged around 40% in interest, Órla Ryan reports
Almost 40,000 people sign petition demanding government takes more action against vulture funds
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Almost 40,000 people sign petition demanding government takes more action against vulture funds

Oct 5th 2021, 4:58 PM 16,841 Views 27 Comments

The petition includes demands such as the scrapping of investor tax breaks.

Taoiseach says NDP 'delivery is key' as Eamon Ryan says all road projects mightn't be completed
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Taoiseach says NDP 'delivery is key' as Eamon Ryan says all road projects mightn't be completed

Oct 4th 2021, 11:01 AM 19,862 Views 69 Comments

This plan is expected to commit €35 billion in spending on transport up to 2030.

Dublin's homelessness authority to crack down on 'unofficial' services after ICHH scandal
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Dublin's homelessness authority to crack down on 'unofficial' services after ICHH scandal

Sep 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 51,941 Views 0 Comments
  • Brendan Kenny says there is "currently no vetting on many people who are actually interacting directly with homeless people"
  • Volunteers say hundreds of people could go without food if certain services are shut down, Órla Ryan reports
  • "We don't want to be a charity or a business. We're volunteers, we just want to feed the people who need us and go home"
Planning permission approved for Howth apartments despite residents' objections
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Planning permission approved for Howth apartments despite residents' objections

Sep 29th 2021, 9:30 PM 34,244 Views 33 Comments

Locals were concerned that Howth is being overdeveloped.

Tetchy exchange as Taoiseach told he should be 'ashamed' only 8 affordable homes ready
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Tetchy exchange as Taoiseach told he should be 'ashamed' only 8 affordable homes ready

Sep 29th 2021, 2:15 PM 42,492 Views 90 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said it was “scandalous” that such a low number will be delivered in 2021.

Government approves ‘comprehensive’ review into Ireland’s planning laws
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Government approves ‘comprehensive’ review into Ireland’s planning laws

Sep 28th 2021, 10:41 PM 17,910 Views 33 Comments

The Taoiseach said the legislation needs ‘a complete overhaul’ to deliver on the targets set out in the Housing For All strategy.

O'Brien defends housing strategy after experts brand elements ‘unrealistic’
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O'Brien defends housing strategy after experts brand elements ‘unrealistic’

Sep 27th 2021, 5:30 PM 18,429 Views 38 Comments

Housing experts criticised the focus on supply issues rather than affordability.

Poll: Has the Covid-19 pandemic made you more open to relocating?
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Poll: Has the Covid-19 pandemic made you more open to relocating?

Sep 27th 2021, 9:33 AM 19,238 Views 20 Comments

House prices are rising outside the main Irish cities.

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters
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Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters

Sep 25th 2021, 11:45 AM 58,339 Views 0 Comments

The housing expert says the broken rental market in Ireland is down to years of failed political policy.

Leo Varadkar: 'We need to balance that one person's rent is another person's income'
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Leo Varadkar: 'We need to balance that one person's rent is another person's income'

Updated Sep 21st 2021, 6:35 PM 86,381 Views 111 Comments

The Taoiseach defended the government’s policy of linking rent increases to inflation.

Housing Finance Agency approved €1 billion in loans to approved housing bodies last year
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Housing Finance Agency approved €1 billion in loans to approved housing bodies last year

Sep 20th 2021, 1:55 PM 8,111 Views 2 Comments

Individual loans ranged from €17,000 to €43 million.

Housing Minister says Government has no short-term solution to lack of student accommodation
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# Darragh O'Brien

Housing Minister says Government has no short-term solution to lack of student accommodation

Sep 16th 2021, 6:49 PM 19,863 Views 59 Comments

O’Brien said this was “an immediate and very serious issue”, but he explained there was no short-term solution.

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Mica block scandal has broadened to other areas in Ireland, says Tánaiste

Sep 16th 2021, 5:30 PM 14,478 Views 13 Comments

Varadkar said the Department of Housing has also received requests from local authorities in Sligo, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary to engage in the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme.

Taoiseach says he doesn't want to see students staying in hotels due to lack of accommodation
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Taoiseach says he doesn't want to see students staying in hotels due to lack of accommodation

Sep 15th 2021, 4:24 PM 15,418 Views 29 Comments

The Taoiseach said a “close eye” will be kept on colleges and what they charge in for rent.

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 13,814 Views 9 Comments

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

Housing crisis on film: 'What if a woman could rebuild herself - and her own house with her own hands?'
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# Herself

Housing crisis on film: 'What if a woman could rebuild herself - and her own house with her own hands?'

Sep 11th 2021, 9:30 AM 29,071 Views 16 Comments

We speak to the film Herself’s director, Phyllida Lloyd about how it was inspired by the Irish housing crisis.

Council expresses 'serious reservations' on Merrion Square 'build to rent' scheme
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Council expresses 'serious reservations' on Merrion Square 'build to rent' scheme

Sep 7th 2021, 6:22 PM 22,135 Views 12 Comments

The six storey scheme includes 19 build to rent apartments.

Eight babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year
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Eight babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year

Sep 7th 2021, 5:45 PM 17,567 Views 19 Comments

Depaul Ireland launched its 2020 annual report today.

Applications open for the State's first purpose-built cost rental homes
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# Stepaside

Applications open for the State's first purpose-built cost rental homes

Sep 7th 2021, 10:45 AM 24,607 Views 30 Comments

Properties are aimed at people who are above the threshold for social housing but are unable to afford a home of their own.

From energy ratings to shorter commutes: What the new housing plan means for climate action
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# Sustainable Homes

From energy ratings to shorter commutes: What the new housing plan means for climate action

Sep 4th 2021, 7:30 AM 10,255 Views 20 Comments

High-density housing, energy efficiency, and retrofitting are the key measures for the environment in the major new plan.

Sites in Dublin, Cork and Limerick included in 'largest ever transfer of State land'
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Sites in Dublin, Cork and Limerick included in 'largest ever transfer of State land'

Sep 3rd 2021, 11:16 AM 33,936 Views 17 Comments

The Land Development Agency will take ownership of State land capable of delivering 10,000 to 15,000 additional 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 12,834 Views 13 Comments

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

Affordable and social homes, tackling vacant sites: Key points from the major new housing plan
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Affordable and social homes, tackling vacant sites: Key points from the major new housing plan

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 5:38 PM 30,374 Views 112 Comments
  • A new housing plan launched today allocates €4 billion annual investment in housing.
  • It sets out how the government intends to shape Ireland's housing landscape over the next ten years.
  • The plan says it aims to "eradicate" homelessness by 2030.
Government's housing plan aims to deliver 300,000 new homes by 2030
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Government's housing plan aims to deliver 300,000 new homes by 2030

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 11:30 AM 48,002 Views 49 Comments
  • Government aims to deliver 300,000 homes by 2030, made up of a mix of private and State-built housing.
  • Single people to be targeted under reforms earmarked for the government’s mortgage scheme.
  • Vacant property tax also set to be introduced.
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 86,066 Views 81 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.

Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents
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Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents

Aug 17th 2021, 1:32 PM 24,517 Views 35 Comments

He said the policy of removing tents is “not very popular, but we do it because we don’t believe it’s appropriate”.

Department 'feared' plan to end Direct Provision would be undermined without access to State lands
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Department 'feared' plan to end Direct Provision would be undermined without access to State lands

Aug 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,736 Views 30 Comments
  • The Government has committed to ending Direct Provision by 2024.
  • However, there are fears this could be difficult without access to State lands, Cónal Thomas reports.
  • Sinn Féin had called for the Land Development Agency to build some asylum accommodation.
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 11,234 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 10,210 Views 27 Comments

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

Housing Plan 'well on track' for late August but more work needs to be done on vacancy - O'Brien
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Housing Plan 'well on track' for late August but more work needs to be done on vacancy - O'Brien

Jul 27th 2021, 7:35 PM 13,386 Views 27 Comments

Minister Darragh O’Brien had previously said he would launch the new plan in July but this was pushed back last week.

Housing Minister says €600,000 'not an affordable home' as concerns loom over Poolbeg site
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Housing Minister says €600,000 'not an affordable home' as concerns loom over Poolbeg site

Jul 27th 2021, 5:39 PM 39,797 Views 57 Comments
  • O'Brien's comments come after The Journal reported on concerns last month about how 'affordable' housing at Poolbeg in Dublin would be delivered.
  • Planning permission to build the first 600 units at the site was lodged last weekend.
Government's new 'Housing For All' plan delayed until at least the end of August
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# Down Tools

Government's new 'Housing For All' plan delayed until at least the end of August

Jul 22nd 2021, 3:09 PM 13,148 Views 19 Comments

The new housing plan was expected to go to Cabinet next week.

Will the housing crisis improve? Or are we doomed to a cycle of repeated mistakes?
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# Good Information Proejct

Will the housing crisis improve? Or are we doomed to a cycle of repeated mistakes?

Jul 16th 2021, 7:00 PM 1,375 Views 1 Comment

For the past few weeks, The Good Information Project has been looking at the issue of housing in Ireland.

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

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

Jul 16th 2021, 6:00 PM 27,303 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.

Landlords can no longer hit tenants with 4% rent hike from today, but SF criticises delay in law
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Landlords can no longer hit tenants with 4% rent hike from today, but SF criticises delay in law

Jul 16th 2021, 1:52 PM 37,556 Views 30 Comments

The Bill was signed by the president last week but the regulation only commences from today.

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