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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
From TheJournal.ie Appeal lodged against plans for 97-unit shared co-living accommodation in Rathmines Co Living

Appeal lodged against plans for 97-unit shared co-living accommodation in Rathmines

Blondie Issuer DAC last month secured planning permission for the 97 unit in Rathmines.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil says position that a rent freeze is unconstitutional has not changed since the election Government Formation

Fianna Fáil says position that a rent freeze is unconstitutional has not changed since the election

The issue of a rent freeze was discussed with the Green Party.

From TheJournal.ie Cork to get new 24 storey tower in 201-unit rental development Sextant Pub Site This post contains videos

Cork to get new 24 storey tower in 201-unit rental development

Permission for the development has been granted by An Bord Pleanála.

From TheJournal.ie Students call on University of Limerick to reverse decision to double-up bedrooms on campus Digs

Students call on University of Limerick to reverse decision to double-up bedrooms on campus

Rent for the twin rooms will range from €2,800 to €4,250 per person.

From TheJournal.ie Permission granted for 657 new homes beside Dublin park despite strong local opposition Raheny

Permission granted for 657 new homes beside Dublin park despite strong local opposition

An Bord Pleanála granted permission for the development despite opposition from hundreds of locals.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Will the government spend more on HAP than on new social housing this year? Factcheck

FactCheck: Will the government spend more on HAP than on new social housing this year?

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin O Broin made the claim on television this week – but is he right?

From TheJournal.ie Eoghan Murphy reckons his seat is safe as he defends his record on housing Returned

Eoghan Murphy reckons his seat is safe as he defends his record on housing

Murphy polled in third place in Dublin Bay South.

From TheJournal.ie From Wicklow to Westmeath: Spike in house sales in 'commuter belt' counties continues Beyond The Pale

From Wicklow to Westmeath: Spike in house sales in 'commuter belt' counties continues

The number of sales in Dublin dropped, according to a new study.

From TheJournal.ie Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election Ge2020

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election

We asked each political party where it stands on housing and homelessness policies in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Factfind: How many adults under 30 are still living at home with their parents? Just The Facts

Factfind: How many adults under 30 are still living at home with their parents?

Election candidates have been talking about their plight during the campaign – how big an issue is it?

From TheJournal.ie First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019 Property Ladder

First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019

The 12,259 mortgages are valued at €2.7 billion.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate Ge2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate

Several claims were made about housing supply and homelessness last night. We’ve looked at the main ones.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin's 'manifesto for change' pledges to build 100,000 homes and secure a referendum on Irish unity Ge2020

Sinn Féin's 'manifesto for change' pledges to build 100,000 homes and secure a referendum on Irish unity

The party has also committed to returning the pension age to 65 and abolishing the property tax.

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.

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