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Concerns over future of construction firm involved in building social housing
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Concerns over future of construction firm involved in building social housing

Sep 14th 2018, 8:05 PM 24,244 Views 37 Comments

Questions hang over the completion of social and affordable housing projects.

Families move in to cooperative housing scheme in Dublin
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Families move in to cooperative housing scheme in Dublin

Aug 2nd 2018, 3:58 PM 33,186 Views 102 Comments

Residents live alongside social and private tenants, all sharing common amenities.

Report says local authorities should stop letting tenants buy council houses
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Report says local authorities should stop letting tenants buy council houses

Jul 4th 2018, 3:00 PM 30,534 Views 77 Comments

The report launched today has also suggested councils should build smaller units so tenants can downsize when their children are grown.

After a decade of promises, work finally begins on O'Devaney Gardens regeneration
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# A Long Time Coming

After a decade of promises, work finally begins on O'Devaney Gardens regeneration

Jul 4th 2018, 2:14 PM 19,715 Views 30 Comments

The first phase of the development will deliver 56 homes.

Residents 'terrified' after staircase in council flat block 'moved' and cracked
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Residents 'terrified' after staircase in council flat block 'moved' and cracked

Jun 28th 2018, 6:00 AM 23,606 Views 9 Comments

Dublin City Council has has put in place an expert group to complete repairs and carry out an inspection of all of the blocks.

'An unnecessary distraction': Murphy criticises Sinn Féin over 'potentially reckless behaviour'
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# No Confidence Motion

'An unnecessary distraction': Murphy criticises Sinn Féin over 'potentially reckless behaviour'

Jun 18th 2018, 2:58 PM 16,140 Views 58 Comments

Sinn Féin had been floating the possibility of tabling the motion of no confidence in Murphy over the past few weeks.

Dublin City Council top official says 252 people removed from April homeless figures are 'still homeless'
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Dublin City Council top official says 252 people removed from April homeless figures are 'still homeless'

May 31st 2018, 3:45 PM 12,932 Views 53 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin has accused the government of “massaging the figures”.

'You're just going all over the place now': Eoghan and Eoin went at it on the radio today
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'You're just going all over the place now': Eoghan and Eoin went at it on the radio today

Apr 19th 2018, 1:32 PM 24,123 Views 110 Comments

The pair had a heated debate over the government’s housing record.

Over three-quarters of all social housing delivery this year is set to come from the private sector
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Over three-quarters of all social housing delivery this year is set to come from the private sector

Apr 19th 2018, 9:45 AM 12,875 Views 63 Comments

Social Housing Delivery Targets for Local Authorities commit to providing an additional 50,000 social housing homes by the end of 2021.

'Intense discussions' underway to deliver 900 affordable homes on Poolbeg site
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'Intense discussions' underway to deliver 900 affordable homes on Poolbeg site

Apr 18th 2018, 6:01 AM 10,736 Views 25 Comments

A public hearing on the plan is due this month.

Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists
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Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists

Mar 8th 2018, 4:11 PM 28,650 Views 90 Comments

The council said it is doing so in order to encourage families to seek housing in the private rented sector.

'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect
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'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect

Feb 21st 2018, 7:56 AM 11,683 Views 82 Comments

Barnardos wants €250 million to be invested in public services to help children in need.

A co-op housing group wants to build projects in south Dublin and border counties
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A co-op housing group wants to build projects in south Dublin and border counties

Feb 3rd 2018, 5:30 PM 16,364 Views 21 Comments

It also hopes to source land for social rental accommodation in the midlands and west.

The Housing Department doesn't know how many homes were built last year
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# Housing Report 2017

The Housing Department doesn't know how many homes were built last year

Jan 15th 2018, 2:12 PM 11,902 Views 58 Comments

The Housing Minister said that accurate figures around new builds would be available later this year.

Kilkenny council tells social housing tenants they have to pay for home repairs
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Kilkenny council tells social housing tenants they have to pay for home repairs

Jan 13th 2018, 8:15 AM 32,284 Views 65 Comments

A list sent to tenants includes draught-proofing of doors and windows and maintenance of external walls and gates.

Housing 'passport' scheme could give those on city housing lists the option to move to rural Ireland
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Housing 'passport' scheme could give those on city housing lists the option to move to rural Ireland

Dec 31st 2017, 6:45 AM 16,468 Views 86 Comments

A review of the income eligibility limits for social housing supports has commenced.

Focus Ireland provided 145 homes to homeless couples, families and individuals this year
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Focus Ireland provided 145 homes to homeless couples, families and individuals this year

Dec 28th 2017, 12:57 PM 8,935 Views 30 Comments

3,333 children were homeless in Ireland in November.

'In 1971 homelessness was seen as a marginal problem and focused on single men'
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'In 1971 homelessness was seen as a marginal problem and focused on single men'

Oct 29th 2017, 8:30 AM 8,716 Views 59 Comments

Having worked in housing, homelessness and social work for 45 years, Justin O’Brien reflects on personal challenges, successes and milestones.

Poor social housing conditions fail to uphold tenants' human rights
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Poor social housing conditions fail to uphold tenants' human rights

Oct 23rd 2017, 9:15 AM 16,334 Views 46 Comments

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) found that the state was in breach of the European Social Charter.

Budget 2018 measures will bring only 31 additional social housing builds next year
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Budget 2018 measures will bring only 31 additional social housing builds next year

Oct 11th 2017, 6:30 AM 11,309 Views 56 Comments

The housing budget was increased to €1.9 billion for 2018 but will result in only 31 new builds more than those we already knew about.

'I wasn't alive for six years, then I started living again': How new homes made a huge difference to the elderly
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'I wasn't alive for six years, then I started living again': How new homes made a huge difference to the elderly

Oct 8th 2017, 10:00 AM 16,211 Views 34 Comments

A new development recently won the top prize at the Irish Council for Social Housing’s 8th Biennial Community Housing Awards.

Clondalkin social housing estate gets green light from council
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Clondalkin social housing estate gets green light from council

Sep 25th 2017, 10:56 PM 20,391 Views 80 Comments

Sinn Féin raised concerns about the lack of integration between social and private housing, however.

'How does a crisis turn into a tragedy?': The lessons Ireland can learn about UK's social housing
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'How does a crisis turn into a tragedy?': The lessons Ireland can learn about UK's social housing

Sep 16th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,988 Views 27 Comments

A new documentary being shown in the IFI on the UK’s housing crisis may point the way for steps to take in an Irish context, say experts.

Councillors approve a plan for 540 affordable houses in south Dublin
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Councillors approve a plan for 540 affordable houses in south Dublin

Sep 14th 2017, 6:20 AM 37,297 Views 63 Comments

It would consist of 200 social houses and apartments and 340 affordable homes.

FactFind: What is the state of social house building in Ireland?
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FactFind: What is the state of social house building in Ireland?

Sep 13th 2017, 10:00 PM 14,759 Views 55 Comments

We break down the argument over waiting list figures – and what the government says it will do to clear them (or not).

FactCheck: Has the government quadrupled social housing construction in two years?
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FactCheck: Has the government quadrupled social housing construction in two years?

Sep 13th 2017, 9:15 AM 15,230 Views 64 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweeted that “social house building has quadrupled since 2015″.

FactCheck: Did the State build more social housing in the 1980s than in 2015?
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FactCheck: Did the State build more social housing in the 1980s than in 2015?

Sep 12th 2017, 5:54 PM 19,771 Views 77 Comments

In short, yes – but many were sold off at a discount to their tenants and so passed from the public housing stock.

'Will they think we're scum?': Homeless school student opens up about living in a hotel
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'Will they think we're scum?': Homeless school student opens up about living in a hotel

Sep 4th 2017, 6:10 PM 20,084 Views 69 Comments

A family spoke to RTE’s Morning Ireland about being homeless.

Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing
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Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing

Aug 30th 2017, 4:55 PM 21,548 Views 0 Comments

The family of seven are living in a caravan without basic facilities such as running water.

Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent
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Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent

Aug 16th 2017, 9:07 AM 14,915 Views 105 Comments

The Simon Community study found that some 630 properties available to rent are beyond the reach of those on HAP.

Government's 'over-reliance' on private rental sector could cost €23.8 billion over 30 years
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# Rebuilding Ireland

Government's 'over-reliance' on private rental sector could cost €23.8 billion over 30 years

Jul 12th 2017, 4:57 PM 8,359 Views 29 Comments

A new report argues that investment should be made into local authority housing as opposed to privately owned homes.

Housing minister publishes emergency legislation to close planning permission 'blunder'
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Housing minister publishes emergency legislation to close planning permission 'blunder'

Jul 5th 2017, 3:55 PM 27,905 Views 18 Comments

An issue had arisen whereby planning permission granted for large-scale housing developments during the recession could run out, forcing workers to down tools.

'This is about bringing a new energy': The Housing Minister was out-and-about for the first time today
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# First Day Out

'This is about bringing a new energy': The Housing Minister was out-and-about for the first time today

Jun 21st 2017, 2:45 PM 10,905 Views 21 Comments

Eoghan Murphy was the opening of a new 70-bed social housing building in Chapelizod.

More than a quarter of homes in Poolbeg will be social and affordable housing
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More than a quarter of homes in Poolbeg will be social and affordable housing

May 19th 2017, 8:16 AM 11,876 Views 60 Comments

The deal was made between the city council, Department of Housing and the developers.

'Do we invest money into private pockets, or into public housing, that we own?'
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'Do we invest money into private pockets, or into public housing, that we own?'

Apr 10th 2017, 6:45 AM 304 Views 41 Comments

It is entirely feasible to establish a State company that can borrow off balance sheet, writes Éilis Ryan.

No houses have been built with €400 million from Bord Gáis sale
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# Where's The Money?

No houses have been built with €400 million from Bord Gáis sale

Mar 31st 2017, 6:10 AM 13,311 Views 20 Comments

The government said that no “provision and/or financing of social housing on an off-balance sheet basis could be identified”.

Report finds people living in social housing change accents and falsify addresses to avoid stigma
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Report finds people living in social housing change accents and falsify addresses to avoid stigma

Mar 30th 2017, 6:10 AM 16,681 Views 44 Comments

A new report assesses the scale and impact of stigma on social housing in Ireland.

There are 27 empty houses for every one person in emergency accommodation
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There are 27 empty houses for every one person in emergency accommodation

Mar 2nd 2017, 7:00 AM 26,447 Views 29 Comments

The Simon Communities want vacant properties to be used to boost social housing supply.

FactCheck: How many new social housing units did the government provide last year?
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FactCheck: How many new social housing units did the government provide last year?

Feb 28th 2017, 12:01 AM 11,830 Views 26 Comments

In the second instalment of our two-part series, FactCheck referees an on-air dispute between Damien English and Eoin Ó Broin.

FactCheck: Are there really 8,500 social housing units currently being built?
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FactCheck: Are there really 8,500 social housing units currently being built?

Feb 26th 2017, 8:30 PM 17,981 Views 42 Comments

Part One of FactCheck’s two-part series on high-profile disputes over social housing, this week.