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Limerick suburbs to receive 38 new social housing units by end of the year
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Limerick suburbs to receive 38 new social housing units by end of the year

May 18th 2021, 2:15 PM 11,522 Views 18 Comments

The Peter McVerry Trust, Limerick City Council and County Council are to deliver the new homes to the areas of Moyross and Southill.

Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds
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Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds

May 10th 2021, 6:05 PM 46,976 Views 56 Comments

In a follow-up to his housing article last week, Dr Hearne says Government is merely keen for the investment fund issue to drop from the headlines.

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list
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Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list

Mar 9th 2021, 5:35 PM 13,887 Views 25 Comments

Last year the State delivered just over 5,000 new build social homes.

Peter McVerry Trust to provide 210 social housing units, mostly in Dublin, in the next year
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Peter McVerry Trust to provide 210 social housing units, mostly in Dublin, in the next year

Nov 11th 2020, 6:00 AM 28,323 Views 32 Comments

70% will be one-bedroom units, the housing charity said.

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

Sep 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 45,592 Views 38 Comments

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

Minister tells councils to buy up properties as social housing target 'will not be achieved'
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Minister tells councils to buy up properties as social housing target 'will not be achieved'

Jul 21st 2020, 12:35 PM 38,059 Views 53 Comments

Minister Darragh O’Brien said Covid-related construction delays has seriously impacted on new build construction.

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

Jun 30th 2020, 11:08 AM 36,534 Views 135 Comments

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

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

Jun 10th 2020, 7:01 AM 11,011 Views 18 Comments

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

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

May 15th 2020, 11:43 AM 15,593 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Feb 14th 2020, 6:00 AM 25,452 Views 42 Comments

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

South Dublin County Council sued by homeless couple for failing to decide housing support application
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South Dublin County Council sued by homeless couple for failing to decide housing support application

Jan 17th 2020, 4:07 PM 18,588 Views 0 Comments

The High Court heard that the council had failed in its duty towards the couple.

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

Jan 13th 2020, 9:18 AM 18,777 Views 42 Comments

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

Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas
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Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas

Oct 28th 2019, 8:30 AM 33,004 Views 83 Comments

“Bringing a vacant home back into use can change people’s lives for the better.”

Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns
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Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns

Oct 9th 2019, 10:33 PM 14,307 Views 25 Comments

The government announced it would support the delivery of over 11,000 new social homes next year.

Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents
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Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents

Oct 8th 2019, 3:49 PM 18,688 Views 28 Comments

Fianna Fáil said the government’s response to the housing crisis has been “completely ineffective”.

'Wholly unjustifiable': Garda interference led to withdrawal of housing offer for mother-of-two
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'Wholly unjustifiable': Garda interference led to withdrawal of housing offer for mother-of-two

Oct 2nd 2019, 1:00 AM 73,715 Views 50 Comments

The woman had the same surname as a family with a “bad reputation” but was not part of this family and had no criminal history.

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

Jul 14th 2019, 7:05 AM 33,709 Views 36 Comments

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

Murphy says it's 'ultimately fair' those who turn down two 'reasonable' social housing offers be blacklisted for 5 years
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Murphy says it's 'ultimately fair' those who turn down two 'reasonable' social housing offers be blacklisted for 5 years

Jun 17th 2019, 6:30 AM 46,529 Views 122 Comments

Murphy is set to reform the current process, extending the time a person won’t receive an offer from one year to five.

NGOs delivered almost 40% of social housing last year, report shows
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NGOs delivered almost 40% of social housing last year, report shows

May 15th 2019, 9:12 AM 13,107 Views 46 Comments

The Irish Council for Social Housing called on the Land Development Agency to be operational as a matter of urgency.

Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes
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Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes

May 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 56,951 Views 59 Comments

5,500 people have turned down social housing since 2016.

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

Apr 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 29,085 Views 14 Comments

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

Tenants spared mass eviction after Cork apartment complex is sold
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Tenants spared mass eviction after Cork apartment complex is sold

Mar 29th 2019, 9:41 AM 25,464 Views 46 Comments

Clúid Housing and Cork City Council have purchased Leeside Apartments.

Dublin City Council built just 74 new social houses last year
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Dublin City Council built just 74 new social houses last year

Mar 8th 2019, 6:10 AM 15,485 Views 27 Comments

The Housing Department released a breakdown of figures this week.

Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic
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Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic

Feb 17th 2019, 4:00 PM 20,505 Views 77 Comments

Focus Ireland said the fact that people are turning down offers is actually “symptomatic of the failure of housing policy”.

Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed
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Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed

Feb 14th 2019, 6:05 AM 19,176 Views 36 Comments

House acquisitions by local authorities has also risen.

Locals hold out hope that Weaver Garden allotments will be saved over rapid-build Liberties apartments
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Locals hold out hope that Weaver Garden allotments will be saved over rapid-build Liberties apartments

Jan 9th 2019, 6:20 AM 11,580 Views 19 Comments

“We’re planting something that’s going to grow in Spring, so we’re hoping we get to stay,” a spokesperson told TheJournal.ie.

Social housing stock dries up but Nama says it's still on course to deliver 20,000 homes by 2020
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Social housing stock dries up but Nama says it's still on course to deliver 20,000 homes by 2020

Jan 3rd 2019, 2:52 PM 12,396 Views 30 Comments

The head of Nama has hailed 2018 as “another very successful year”.

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'
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The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'

Dec 22nd 2018, 12:05 AM 96,300 Views 90 Comments

Dublin City Council tenants paid a total of €78.3 million in rent last year.

In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house
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In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house

Dec 14th 2018, 12:08 PM 33,476 Views 67 Comments

A new report outlines a number of issues with local authority housing waiting lists in Ireland.

'This isn't acceptable': Government delivers less than half of planned social housing in first 9 months of the year
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'This isn't acceptable': Government delivers less than half of planned social housing in first 9 months of the year

Dec 12th 2018, 1:24 PM 15,384 Views 71 Comments

Eoghan Murphy has been criticised over the delivery.

Opinion: It took us 8 years to build 19 social homes although we owned the land and there were no objections
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Opinion: It took us 8 years to build 19 social homes although we owned the land and there were no objections

Dec 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 29,114 Views 53 Comments

Bureaucratic and administrative delays could be eliminated if councils were given funding to build homes directly, writes Labour councillor Dermot Lacey.

'I have security for life... there will be nobody knocking to say: Sorry, you have to move out'
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'I have security for life... there will be nobody knocking to say: Sorry, you have to move out'

Dec 7th 2018, 2:35 PM 72,736 Views 90 Comments

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy opened 44 new social housing units in Dundrum, Dublin this morning.

Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates
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Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates

Nov 20th 2018, 8:25 PM 29,274 Views 72 Comments

The Bill seeks an increase in the provision of social and affordable housing to 25% in private developments.

'It's like a scene out of The Wire': Building on Dublin housing site stopped after intimidation and vandalism
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'It's like a scene out of The Wire': Building on Dublin housing site stopped after intimidation and vandalism

Nov 13th 2018, 8:24 AM 59,870 Views 102 Comments

A local councillor said workers have been threatened and there have been reports of deliberate arson.

'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing
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'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing

Nov 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 57,154 Views 67 Comments

This week a petition with 3,500 signatures calling for a halt to the sale of the site was handed into the Department of Finance.

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing
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Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing

Oct 9th 2018, 6:00 PM 12,224 Views 12 Comments

Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.

'Fianna Fáil made mistakes during the boom, but not building enough homes wasn’t one of them'
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'Fianna Fáil made mistakes during the boom, but not building enough homes wasn’t one of them'

Oct 2nd 2018, 7:00 PM 13,766 Views 76 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Darragh O’Brien writes about why affordable housing is key to this year’s Budget and a priority for his party.

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Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

Sep 26th 2018, 9:45 PM 16,790 Views 65 Comments

The drop represents some respite for embattled Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

Varadkar says socialists want to separate 'people paying for everything but qualifying for nothing' from others
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Varadkar says socialists want to separate 'people paying for everything but qualifying for nothing' from others

Sep 26th 2018, 4:10 PM 50,860 Views 234 Comments

The Taoiseach said socialists want to segregate communities.

An 11-year wait for windows: How Dublin tenants are left waiting years for repairs
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An 11-year wait for windows: How Dublin tenants are left waiting years for repairs

Sep 23rd 2018, 4:00 PM 25,555 Views 89 Comments

Dublin City Council residents described years of waiting for repairs, repeated phone calls and ineffectual visits from council staff.

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