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From TheJournal.ie RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction Housing

RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction

The couple and their three children became homeless after the eviction.

From TheJournal.ie 'Overlooked': Calls for 'housing crisis' among disabled people to be addressed in Budget Independent Living

'Overlooked': Calls for 'housing crisis' among disabled people to be addressed in Budget

Advocates say people with disabilities have been facing a housing crisis of their own.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of single men stuck in perpetual homelessness with 'nowhere to go' Housing Crisis

Thousands of single men stuck in perpetual homelessness with 'nowhere to go'

Depaul has pointed out that single people remain the biggest cohort and are likely to remain homeless for longer periods.

From TheJournal.ie Average asking price for newly listed homes is €269k nationally and €376k in Dublin Property Ladder

Average asking price for newly listed homes is €269k nationally and €376k in Dublin

That’s according to property website MyHome.ie’s latest house price report.

From TheJournal.ie Public asked to 'express interest' in 500 affordable homes planned for south Dublin Affordable Housing

Public asked to 'express interest' in 500 affordable homes planned for south Dublin

South County Dublin Council aims to build up to 4,500 homes across south Dublin over the coming years.

From TheJournal.ie 100-bed homeless medical treatment and recovery facility in Dublin gets green light Homelessness

100-bed homeless medical treatment and recovery facility in Dublin gets green light

The announcement was made at the launch of the Dublin Simon Community 2018 annual report.

From TheJournal.ie Another two areas become Rent Pressure Zones as rent prices continue to soar Rising Rents

Another two areas become Rent Pressure Zones as rent prices continue to soar

Macroom, Cork and Carlow met the designation criteria within the latest Residential Tenancies Board report.

From TheJournal.ie Residents at Dublin properties wish to remain despite being ordered to vacate over fire safety concerns Seville Place

Residents at Dublin properties wish to remain despite being ordered to vacate over fire safety concerns

The judge ruled that the orders previously granted by the High Court are to remain in place.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't want to see these people on our streets': Charlie Flanagan admits 'crisis' in asylum seeker accommodation Oughterard

'I don't want to see these people on our streets': Charlie Flanagan admits 'crisis' in asylum seeker accommodation

The Justice Minister says over 1,300 asylum seekers are currently in emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Commuter belt counties see rise in house sales Property

Commuter belt counties see rise in house sales

The property market has slowed down slightly in Dublin, according to a new study.

From TheJournal.ie Growth in house prices slows to just 0.1% - but unclear if supply or Brexit is the cause Property

Growth in house prices slows to just 0.1% - but unclear if supply or Brexit is the cause

The average cost of a house nationwide in the third quarter of this year was €257,000.

From TheJournal.ie Teen placed in 'unsafe' and 'unsuitable' hostel has been moved to new location, court told High Court

Teen placed in 'unsafe' and 'unsuitable' hostel has been moved to new location, court told

The case will be mentioned before the High Court in October.

From TheJournal.ie We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals? Housing Crisis

We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals?

Housing charity Threshold says there’s an “unacceptable” number of properties checked.

From TheJournal.ie Sex for rent: Case of landlord propositioning tenant 'not a once off or unusual' Housing

Sex for rent: Case of landlord propositioning tenant 'not a once off or unusual'

Housing charity Threshold has said it is aware of several such incidents.

From TheJournal.ie Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable' Housing Crisis

Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable'

The minister also said €1,200 rent is an affordable amount for a couple to pay.

From TheJournal.ie 'They told me I was getting a home ... it was real surreal' Focus Ireland

'They told me I was getting a home ... it was real surreal'

Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2018 this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Homelessness figures above 10,000 for sixth month in a row Housing

Homelessness figures above 10,000 for sixth month in a row

New figures show that 10,275 people are in emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie The average nationwide rent is now €1,391 per month - a record high Demand V Supply

The average nationwide rent is now €1,391 per month - a record high

In some areas, the average cost of rent is *much* higher than the average mortgage.

From TheJournal.ie Irish property prices show slowest increase in six years Housing

Irish property prices show slowest increase in six years

The latest figures from June show Irish property price growth is slowing.

From TheJournal.ie Just 8 'change of use' planning applications submitted to Dublin City Council Housing

Just 8 'change of use' planning applications submitted to Dublin City Council

The council has received 140 exemption applications to the new rules since they came into play a month ago.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws Airbnb

Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin says Minister Shane Ross does not hold responsibility for regulating Airbnb.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin proposes plan to ban controversial co-living developments Housing

Sinn Féin proposes plan to ban controversial co-living developments

The party published a bill today that would if passed ban co-living developments.

From TheJournal.ie Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites Rebuilding Ireland

Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites

Projects have been given the green light in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford, Wicklow and Wexford.

From TheJournal.ie Interview: Brendan Howlin on green housing, the SocDems and Labour's 'rough time' in government Rebuilding

Interview: Brendan Howlin on green housing, the SocDems and Labour's 'rough time' in government

Howlin gave a lukewarm verdict on the recent local elections, so what next?

From TheJournal.ie Ongoing lack of clarity on funding is 'not inhibiting' popular mortgage scheme in any way, says government 600 Million More

Ongoing lack of clarity on funding is 'not inhibiting' popular mortgage scheme in any way, says government

Higher-than-anticipated demand for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan had put its future in doubt.

From TheJournal.ie Disputes between landlords and tenants increased by 10% last year Rtb

Disputes between landlords and tenants increased by 10% last year

One case which required dispute resolution saw a landlord awarded almost €11,000.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is no holiday from homelessness': Government criticised as figures reach 10,000 for fifth month June's Figures

'There is no holiday from homelessness': Government criticised as figures reach 10,000 for fifth month

Figures published today show there are now 10,172 people in emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial Dún Laoghaire co-living development granted permission by An Bord Pleanála Green Light

Controversial Dún Laoghaire co-living development granted permission by An Bord Pleanála

Bartra Capital’s CEO said the company will implement conditions outlined by the planning body.

From TheJournal.ie Plans for more Housing First services to be rolled out in the Midlands Homelessness

Plans for more Housing First services to be rolled out in the Midlands

The services will be rolled out in Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Kenny loses battle against plans for apartment blocks beside family home Dalkey

Pat Kenny loses battle against plans for apartment blocks beside family home

The Kennys led the local opposition against the plan with 17 other objections from locals also lodged.

From TheJournal.ie Murphy releases statement after he suggests co-living spaces are like a 'very trendy boutique hotel' Co Living

Murphy releases statement after he suggests co-living spaces are like a 'very trendy boutique hotel'

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has been heavily criticised in recent months over co-living accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Will the help-to-buy scheme be extended or scrapped? Minister won't rule it in or out until Budget 2020

Will the help-to-buy scheme be extended or scrapped? Minister won't rule it in or out until Budget 2020

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the scheme has played a ‘valuable role’.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting? The Family Silver

Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting?

A commitment not to sell off valuable sites has been welcomed – but it will be years before housing is actually built.

From TheJournal.ie Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4% Renting

Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4%

Under RPZ legislation, annual rent rises are capped at 4% in certain areas.

From TheJournal.ie Plans for over 250 homes on Hollystown Golf Club lands rejected as 'substandard form of development' Dublin

Plans for over 250 homes on Hollystown Golf Club lands rejected as 'substandard form of development'

ABP said the plans would “result in a substandard form of development”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Dublin go high-rise? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Dublin go high-rise?

Is it possible, and if so, is the right thing to do?

From TheJournal.ie 'Building upward has a knock-on effect': Could a high-rise skyline make Dublin more liveable? Ireland 2029

'Building upward has a knock-on effect': Could a high-rise skyline make Dublin more liveable?

And could it happen in the next 10 years? Hear more on episode two of Ireland 2029.

From TheJournal.ie Only 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits in Ireland Housing

Only 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits in Ireland

That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie 'Nothing short of a disgrace': Public slam Murphy over 'appalling and pathetic' co-living proposals Co Living

'Nothing short of a disgrace': Public slam Murphy over 'appalling and pathetic' co-living proposals

FOI documents show correspondence sent to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy from members of the public.