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#Housing

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How much do you pay a month in rent? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How much do you pay a month in rent?

Average rents in the capital have reached above €2,000.

From TheJournal.ie Minister accused of 'living in cloud cuckoo land' for saying rents are rising at a 'slow rate' On The Rise

Minister accused of 'living in cloud cuckoo land' for saying rents are rising at a 'slow rate'

The average cost of renting a home in Ireland in the first three months of this year was at an all time high.

From TheJournal.ie Plans lodged for 495 build-to-rent apartments at former Chivers factory site in Coolock Dublin

Plans lodged for 495 build-to-rent apartments at former Chivers factory site in Coolock

The apartment plans were lodged directly with ABP under fast-track planning laws.

From TheJournal.ie Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised Cabot Financial

Ulster Bank says it's 'unacceptable' a data breach resulted in its former customers' details being compromised

The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised.

From TheJournal.ie OPW raised concerns over impact planned apartments in Glasnevin will have on Botanic Gardens Dublin 9

OPW raised concerns over impact planned apartments in Glasnevin will have on Botanic Gardens

The OPW brought up issues with the scale of the proposed development at the site of a former car dealership on Glasnevin Hill.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our solutions are working': Minister responds to record homeless figures Record Numbers

'Our solutions are working': Minister responds to record homeless figures

It is the third month-on-month increase in the number of people living in emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a freeze on all evictions for a year? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a freeze on all evictions for a year?

Despite a ramp up in the number of houses being built, homeless figures continue to rise each month.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones Housing Crisis

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones

The GRA said this issue is particularly impacting on new recruits who are on lower incomes.

From TheJournal.ie There are now over 10,300 people homeless in Ireland, a new record high Homelessness

There are now over 10,300 people homeless in Ireland, a new record high

A rough sleeper count also found 128 people sleeping on the streets in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Drug dealing seen as 'more attractive' way to earn money for some young Irish people Precarious Work

Drug dealing seen as 'more attractive' way to earn money for some young Irish people

New research found the local drug economy – unlike precarious work – recruits young people by incentivising and enticing them.

From TheJournal.ie People are now paying an extra €129,000 to live near the Dart or Luas Property Ladder

People are now paying an extra €129,000 to live near the Dart or Luas

The most expensive house prices are in Sandymount, Dalkey and Lansdowne Road.

From TheJournal.ie DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option Dublin City Council

DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option

That is according to correspondence obtained by TheJournal.ie under Freedom of Information.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission Explainer

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission

The WRC provides advice on workplace issues to employers and to employees.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he didn’t realise his mortgage could be sold on by his bank when he took it out in 2003 Vulture Funds

Taoiseach says he didn’t realise his mortgage could be sold on by his bank when he took it out in 2003

In an interview with TheJournal.ie this week, the Taoiseach said he understood the intent behind Sinn Féin’s No Consent No Sale Bill.

From TheJournal.ie 'A kick in the teeth for the community': Another 235 student beds approved for The Liberties Student Accommodation

'A kick in the teeth for the community': Another 235 student beds approved for The Liberties

The new beds will be operated by Global Student Accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Sky News anchor apologises after being criticised for hitting out at renters during live interview London

Sky News anchor apologises after being criticised for hitting out at renters during live interview

The interviewee described Jane Secker’s line of questions as “a bit patronising, really”.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds suspended from housing lists for refusing multiple offers FOI

Hundreds suspended from housing lists for refusing multiple offers

Applicants are suspended if they refuse two offers of housing within a year.

From TheJournal.ie Plans for 25% of Poolbeg Glass Bottle site to be mix of social and affordable housing welcomed Decision Time

Plans for 25% of Poolbeg Glass Bottle site to be mix of social and affordable housing welcomed

The planning permission will see that close to 900 social and affordable homes will be built on the site.

From TheJournal.ie 'Cuckoo funds' shutting out first-time buyers and operating tax-free need urgent review, says FF Housing

'Cuckoo funds' shutting out first-time buyers and operating tax-free need urgent review, says FF

Corporate investors known as so-called ‘cuckoo funds’ have spent over €1.1 billion on nearly 3,000 residential properties in Ireland last year

From TheJournal.ie Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless New South Street

Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless

The Peter McVerry Trust has issued a tender for the construction of eight apartments on New South Street.

From TheJournal.ie Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021 Housing Crisis

Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021

RPZ laws were first introduced in December 2016 to address spiraling rents.

From TheJournal.ie One in 10 people spending over 60% of their income on rent in Ireland Squeezed

One in 10 people spending over 60% of their income on rent in Ireland

Meanwhile, one in 20 people are spending more than 75% of their income on rent.

From TheJournal.ie The average cost of a house in Dublin is now €383,000 Daft Report

The average cost of a house in Dublin is now €383,000

The national average price in the first quarter of the year was €261,000.

From TheJournal.ie Tenants spared mass eviction after Cork apartment complex is sold Leeside

Tenants spared mass eviction after Cork apartment complex is sold

Clúid Housing and Cork City Council have purchased Leeside Apartments.

From TheJournal.ie Median asking price for new home sales is €271k nationally and €380k in Dublin Myhome.ie

Median asking price for new home sales is €271k nationally and €380k in Dublin

That’s according to the latest residential property price report from MyHome.ie.

From TheJournal.ie UN says Ireland applies 'preferential tax laws' to vultures funds and it 'cannot continue' Housing

UN says Ireland applies 'preferential tax laws' to vultures funds and it 'cannot continue'

The report states that “landlords have become faceless corporations wreaking havoc with tenants”.

From TheJournal.ie Murphy says it was 'irresponsible' to promise to end homelessness Eoghan Murphy

Murphy says it was 'irresponsible' to promise to end homelessness

The minister said there will always be people who present as homeless.

From TheJournal.ie Hospitality firm loses appeal to run 8 short-term let apartments in Dublin without planning permission The Key Collections

Hospitality firm loses appeal to run 8 short-term let apartments in Dublin without planning permission

An Bord Pleanála rejected an appeal following a DCC decision last year.

From TheJournal.ie The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer Homelessness

The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer

Neither the Department of Education nor the State Examination Commission keep those details.

From TheJournal.ie 'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation Housing Crisis

'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive found that 1,233 families were residing in emergency accommodation at the end of 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Councils no longer operating loan scheme to help struggling homeowners with repairs Housing

Councils no longer operating loan scheme to help struggling homeowners with repairs

There is a disparity across the country with some local authorities operating the schemes while others stopped years ago.

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't realise how heavy it weighed on me': Homeless family on getting keys to their council house Housing

'I didn't realise how heavy it weighed on me': Homeless family on getting keys to their council house

The couple lost their rental accommodation last year and found it impossible to find somewhere to live.

From TheJournal.ie Residential property prices have risen by 5.6% in the space of a year Rising Prices

Residential property prices have risen by 5.6% in the space of a year

In Dublin, residential property prices rose by 1.9% in the year to January.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin now in top 5 most expensive places to rent in Europe, research finds Up And Up And Up

Dublin now in top 5 most expensive places to rent in Europe, research finds

Only London, Moscow, Zurich and Geneva have higher rents in Europe, according to ECA International.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is a countrywide problem': Cork activists to protest government's handling of housing crisis Raise The Roof

'This is a countrywide problem': Cork activists to protest government's handling of housing crisis

Today’s demonstration comes after a major housing rally held in Dublin city over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie 'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre Clondalkin Towers

'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre

Nineteen refugees are among dozens of people searching for a new place to live.

From TheJournal.ie 'We will not be ignored': Activists to take to the streets again for Dublin housing protest Protest

'We will not be ignored': Activists to take to the streets again for Dublin housing protest

Today’s demonstration kicks off in Dublin at three different locations at 2pm.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council built just 74 new social houses last year Housing

Dublin City Council built just 74 new social houses last year

The Housing Department released a breakdown of figures this week.

From TheJournal.ie Murphy insists funding for first-time-buyer loan scheme 'has not run out' First Time Buyers

Murphy insists funding for first-time-buyer loan scheme 'has not run out'

Concerns had been that funds for the government’s Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme have run out.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he has to consult Central Bank before extending loan scheme Rebuilding Ireland

Taoiseach says he has to consult Central Bank before extending loan scheme

Micheál Martin accused the government of letting down people on low incomes down.