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From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council opposes plans for over 650 apartments beside St Anne's Park Raheny

Dublin City Council opposes plans for over 650 apartments beside St Anne's Park

The proposed development has long been opposed by local residents and politicians.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar 'still remembers' buying his home in his 20s and 'wants that to be attainable' Keys To The Kingdom

Leo Varadkar 'still remembers' buying his home in his 20s and 'wants that to be attainable'

The Taoiseach told The Last Word he is a “big believer in home ownership”.

From TheJournal.ie Eoghan Murphy wants to stay as Housing Minister after the election because there's 'more for me to do' Fine Gael
From TheJournal.ie No checks made to inside of tent where man was seriously injured during 'hazard removal' Homelessness

No checks made to inside of tent where man was seriously injured during 'hazard removal'

The man was sleeping in his tent when it was being removed in an attempt to tidy the canal walk way.

From TheJournal.ie Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report Locked Out

Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report

There is a notable shortage of one-bedroom housing for single people and couples, the Simon Communities said.

From TheJournal.ie 'Freezing cold, very scared and homeless': Volunteer describes discovering homeless woman on Dublin street Homeless Crisis

'Freezing cold, very scared and homeless': Volunteer describes discovering homeless woman on Dublin street

Irene Coady Murphy said last night was particularly cold and they had run out of sleeping bags to give to rough sleepers.

From TheJournal.ie 'No big surprise if the Dáil doesn't return next week': Campaigning well under way as FG target FF housing policy It's On

'No big surprise if the Dáil doesn't return next week': Campaigning well under way as FG target FF housing policy

Fine Gael general election candidates have been given a document targeting Fianna Fáil’s housing policy.

From TheJournal.ie House prices continue to fall across the country, according to new report Housing

House prices continue to fall across the country, according to new report

Some parts of the country, including Sligo and Meath, have continued to see price inflation.

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 Over 60% of Irish people back rent freeze bill, new survey finds Rental Crisis

Over 60% of Irish people back rent freeze bill, new survey finds

The Bill passed in its first stage in the Dáíl earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie Peter McVerry Trust plans 100 housing units in 2020 after meeting targets a year ahead of schedule Housing First

Peter McVerry Trust plans 100 housing units in 2020 after meeting targets a year ahead of schedule

The charity said that while this “isn’t about targets, it’s about delivering more homes”, it was delighted to be ahead of schedule.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage' General Election This post contains videos

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'

The Taoiseach also said the homelessness crisis is “distressing” to him.

From TheJournal.ie Roads reopen and delays expected as housing protest finishes in the centre of Dublin Protests

Roads reopen and delays expected as housing protest finishes in the centre of Dublin

Last Friday, protesters also blocked off Aungier Street in a housing protest.

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 Varadkar says councils should help pay for property inspectors instead of 'investing in white-water rafting' Housing

Varadkar says councils should help pay for property inspectors instead of 'investing in white-water rafting'

St Vincent De Paul has called for more support from the government to retrofit homes.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,000 new houses set to be built in Clondalkin Housing

Over 1,000 new houses set to be built in Clondalkin

An Bord Pleanála approved the South Dublin County Council development.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: How many homes is the Irish government actually building every year? Rebuilding Ireland

FactFind: How many homes is the Irish government actually building every year?

Eoghan Murphy says Rebuilding Ireland has delivered 64,000 places to live – but how many are new builds?

From TheJournal.ie Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view Climate Action

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view

One of the options outlined in the consultation open from today is to encourage a wider use of green leases.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin are pushing for a rent freeze next week, and asking for Fianna Fáil's help Housing

Sinn Féin are pushing for a rent freeze next week, and asking for Fianna Fáil's help

“The Rent Pressure Zones are not working,” housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in first-time buyers moving to Dublin commuter belt Priced Out

Increase in first-time buyers moving to Dublin commuter belt

One economist warned that this increased activity will put pressure on the infrastructural needs in these areas.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 17,000 people helped by Simon Communities last year - 26% more than in 2017 Homelessness

Almost 17,000 people helped by Simon Communities last year - 26% more than in 2017

That’s according to the charity’s annual report being launched today.

From TheJournal.ie Eoghan Murphy saved and Christmas election off the table as no confidence motion defeated Housing
From TheJournal.ie The number of people who are homeless climbs to over 10,500 for the first time Eoghan Murphy

The number of people who are homeless climbs to over 10,500 for the first time

There were 117 more people homeless in October than there was in September.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin ranks worst in affordability of housing for expats worldwide City Living

Dublin ranks worst in affordability of housing for expats worldwide

27% are expats living in Ireland are satisfied with the general cost of living, compared with the global average of 47%.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael looks to independent TDs to survive tonight's vote of no confidence in Murphy Housing

Fine Gael looks to independent TDs to survive tonight's vote of no confidence in Murphy

The government numbers are tight ahead of tonight’s motion of no confidence in the housing minister.

From TheJournal.ie People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent Off The Rails

People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent

That’s according to new research from Daft.ie.

From TheJournal.ie Naughten says he's made no decision on how he will vote in motion of no confidence in Murphy No Confidence

Naughten says he's made no decision on how he will vote in motion of no confidence in Murphy

A motion of confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is being heard in the Dáil tomorrow night.

From TheJournal.ie Asylum seekers to move into Leitrim apartments after 'constructive' meeting between Minister and locals Ballinamore

Asylum seekers to move into Leitrim apartments after 'constructive' meeting between Minister and locals

Ballinamore Community Group had held protests over the plans in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie Families spend average of six months in homeless hubs, says housing charity

Families spend average of six months in homeless hubs, says housing charity

A new report from Respond found that only 8% of families supported by the charity received social housing in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Plans to redevelop property at centre of controversial 'Take Back the City' eviction into new home North Frederick Street

Plans to redevelop property at centre of controversial 'Take Back the City' eviction into new home

Activists were controversially evicted from the property in September last year.

From TheJournal.ie Plans for 500 build-to-rent apartments at Liam Cosgrave's former home Dublin

Plans for 500 build-to-rent apartments at Liam Cosgrave's former home

An archaeological discovery of “medium-high” significance was made at the Knocklyon site earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie O'Devaney Gardens: Fresh plans in doubt as Minister raises concerns over funding and legal issues O'Devaney Gardens

O'Devaney Gardens: Fresh plans in doubt as Minister raises concerns over funding and legal issues

Bartra has been contracted to build 768 houses and apartments on the site.

From TheJournal.ie Criticism of Fine Gael housing record is 'ideological', says Varadkar Affordable Housing

Criticism of Fine Gael housing record is 'ideological', says Varadkar

Varadkar was in Cork today ahead of the by-election in the city at the end of the month.

From TheJournal.ie 'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400 Rent Freeze

'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil hit out at Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie UK company outlines plans for new hotel and co-living development in Dublin's Liberties Liberties

UK company outlines plans for new hotel and co-living development in Dublin's Liberties

The proposed development would see 69 new co-living units situated in Dublin 8.

From TheJournal.ie Government-backed finance agency approves funding for development of over 500 new homes HBFI

Government-backed finance agency approves funding for development of over 500 new homes

Home Building Finance Ireland announced it has approved over €100m in funding since the start of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Plans lodged for state's first integrated housing scheme for older people at St Michael's Estate Dublin

Plans lodged for state's first integrated housing scheme for older people at St Michael's Estate

The housing will be the first of more than 500 new units built at the Inchicore estate.

From TheJournal.ie 'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month Homelessness

'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month

10,397 people were in emergency accommodation in Ireland in September.

From TheJournal.ie Developer set to offer up 'cost-rental' housing at O'Devaney site in bid to break planning deadlock Potential Breakthrough

Developer set to offer up 'cost-rental' housing at O'Devaney site in bid to break planning deadlock Exclusive

The plans could pave the way for councillors to agree to a new housing development on the site

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