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From TheJournal.ie 'A lack of regard for our community': Row erupts over social housing development in Donegal Ballybofey

'A lack of regard for our community': Row erupts over social housing development in Donegal

Residents claim to have been misled about the consultation and appeals process, but councillors deny this is the case.

From TheJournal.ie Co-living developer seeks meeting with housing minister over 'sustained misinformed public commentary' Housing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Average asking price for newly listed homes is €280k nationally and €383k in Dublin Housing

Average asking price for newly listed homes is €280k nationally and €383k in Dublin

Asking price inflation rose by 1.2% nationally compared with Q2 of 2019, despite the impact of Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Bartra submits fresh plans for 210-bedroom co-living development in Castleknock Dublin

Bartra submits fresh plans for 210-bedroom co-living development in Castleknock

Permission for the development was previously quashed by the High Court in June.

From TheJournal.ie National rent prices jumped 1.2% in the last year despite impact of Covid-19 Daft Report

National rent prices jumped 1.2% in the last year despite impact of Covid-19

The latest Daft.ie report shows that the industry has ‘bounced back’ from Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Housing Minister requests investigation into contentious Phibsborough eviction Tenants' Rights

Housing Minister requests investigation into contentious Phibsborough eviction

The gardaí have already requested an “urgent” report into “lessons learned” following the eviction.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you opposed to co-living developments in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you opposed to co-living developments in Ireland?

The concept of co-living has proven controversial over the past number of years.

From TheJournal.ie Temporary stall or long-term change? 10% drop in number of residential buildings under construction in Dublin since 2019 Geowise

Temporary stall or long-term change? 10% drop in number of residential buildings under construction in Dublin since 2019

In Dublin, construction was down 10.2% since June last year.

From TheJournal.ie Two housing bodies appointed as O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment set to progress next week Dublin 7

Two housing bodies appointed as O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment set to progress next week

Tuath and Circle Housing Association have been selected by the Council to negotiate with Bartra after Councillors last year approved a last-minute deal.

From TheJournal.ie Rent freeze and eviction ban extended to 1 August Frozen

Rent freeze and eviction ban extended to 1 August

The emergency measure mean tenants cannot be forced to leave a property, and rent increases are prohibited.

From TheJournal.ie 'We must solve these problems now': Plans to help families at risk of home repossession post-Covid criticised Repossessions

'We must solve these problems now': Plans to help families at risk of home repossession post-Covid criticised

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin has said the establishment of a non-judicial court would help to support families at risk of repossession.

From TheJournal.ie State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister Interview

State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister

In a wide-ranging interview, the minister said his department is drawing up a detailed submission which will seek to acquire properties.

From TheJournal.ie Housing minister says he wants to extend rent freeze and ban on evictions - but not indefinitely Renters

Housing minister says he wants to extend rent freeze and ban on evictions - but not indefinitely

The final decision will be made by Cabinet in the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie Eoin Ó Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Council announces tender for proposed 500 new homes in Tallaght Housing

Council announces tender for proposed 500 new homes in Tallaght

A proposed mix for the development includes 60% affordable, 20% social and 20% private homes.

From TheJournal.ie 'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme Property Ladder

'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme

Darragh O’Brien said he wants to ensure houses ranging in price from €160,000 to €250,000 will be available.

From TheJournal.ie Call for banks to reverse 'de-facto ban' on mortgage approval for wage subsidy recipients Covid19

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government? Changes

Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government?

The details of the programme for government negotiated by the three parties.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May Homelessness

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Serious concerns' that new housing development could pose security threat to President Higgins Phoenix Park

'Serious concerns' that new housing development could pose security threat to President Higgins

There are plans for 33 semi-detached houses and a four-storey apartment block near the Phoenix Park.

From TheJournal.ie Pandemic set to cause major shortfall in housing supply, warns new study Demand And Supply

Pandemic set to cause major shortfall in housing supply, warns new study

The study from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland shows that new builds have been badly impacted.

From TheJournal.ie Domestic violence victims given access to Rent Supplement without a means test Social Welfare

Domestic violence victims given access to Rent Supplement without a means test

The government announced the changes to the eligibility for the payment today.

From TheJournal.ie Not-for-profit housing associations provided 41% of social housing in 2019 Housing Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie There's been a 39% spike in homes for rent in Dublin compared to last May Daft.ie Report

There's been a 39% spike in homes for rent in Dublin compared to last May

The 39% spike is the highest one-month total for rental listings in the capital since August 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic Social Welfare

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Conditions for Travellers have been difficult in the Covid-19 shutdown' Opinion

Opinion: 'Conditions for Travellers have been difficult in the Covid-19 shutdown'

Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement says more needs to be done to protect Travellers during this pandemic and beyond.

From TheJournal.ie Numbers on Rent Supplement payment up 20% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic Social Welfare

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

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

From TheJournal.ie House prices could fall by 12% due to Covid-19, according to ESRI study Economy

House prices could fall by 12% due to Covid-19, according to ESRI study

The ESRI warns that the challenges facing the construction industry may impact supply.

From TheJournal.ie Under 6,000 new social houses built in 2019 as government misses target again Rebuilding Ireland

Under 6,000 new social houses built in 2019 as government misses target again

Just 5,771 new builds were delivered to the government last year.

From TheJournal.ie Rents fell by average of 2.1% in April compared to previous month, new Daft report shows Renting

Rents fell by average of 2.1% in April compared to previous month, new Daft report shows

Daft.ie says this drop reflects the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Number of rental properties continues to rise - but charity says former Airbnbs won't solve housing crisis Housing

Number of rental properties continues to rise - but charity says former Airbnbs won't solve housing crisis

A new report by the Simon Communities says new properties are out of reach of HAP customers.

From TheJournal.ie Construction to resume at three social housing developments in Dublin from early next week Construction

Construction to resume at three social housing developments in Dublin from early next week

Contractors are understood to be on site at the three locations to ensure social distancing can be maintained.

From TheJournal.ie Ads for Dublin city centre rental accommodation have 'increased by 75% in the last 12 months ' Rental Market

Ads for Dublin city centre rental accommodation have 'increased by 75% in the last 12 months '

Daft said that the week-by-week figures suggest that “this surge may now be easing”.

From TheJournal.ie FF-FG framework doc for the next government is out, here's what's in it Government Formation

FF-FG framework doc for the next government is out, here's what's in it

The document will soon be given to smaller parties in a bid to convince them to join a coalition government.

From TheJournal.ie Depaul opening 100-bed cocooning unit for homeless people with underlying health conditions Homelessness

Depaul opening 100-bed cocooning unit for homeless people with underlying health conditions

The service will be managed by Depaul and will be staffed by the HSE and other Section 39 organisations.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Renters should not be left with a debt burden after Covid-19, writes Eoin Ó Broin Housing

Opinion: Renters should not be left with a debt burden after Covid-19, writes Eoin Ó Broin

The Sinn Féin TD says where renters can’t pay, landlords must be guaranteed a mortgage moratorium.

From TheJournal.ie Rent freeze and temporary ban on evictions to be introduced during Covid-19 crisis Coronavirus

Rent freeze and temporary ban on evictions to be introduced during Covid-19 crisis

The emergency measures for renters were agreed at a Cabinet meeting today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Robust' supports for renters due to be announced, but access to HAP likely to be ruled out Coronavirus

'Robust' supports for renters due to be announced, but access to HAP likely to be ruled out

Government has said landlords will have to show flexibility to their tenants.

From TheJournal.ie Landlords should show 'forbearance' during Covid-19 outbreak, says housing minister Renting

Landlords should show 'forbearance' during Covid-19 outbreak, says housing minister

Eoghan Murphy also said that he would provide support to homeless services during the crisis.

From TheJournal.ie 'We were in crisis before coronavirus': Housing charities set aside rooms for homeless people who need to self-isolate Homelessness
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