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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 26,781 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

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

Feb 28th 2017, 12:01 AM 11,839 Views 25 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 17,989 Views 42 Comments

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

FactCheck: How many new social housing units does the government plan to build?
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FactCheck: How many new social housing units does the government plan to build?

Feb 22nd 2017, 8:30 PM 13,224 Views 34 Comments

Richard Bruton made the claim, and a FactCheck reader asked us to step in, so we did.

Council-built house that was vacant for 10 years goes up for sale (for €200,000 less than it cost to build)
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# 1A St Patricks Road

Council-built house that was vacant for 10 years goes up for sale (for €200,000 less than it cost to build)

Feb 10th 2017, 6:05 AM 32,324 Views 29 Comments

The house is up for sale with an asking price of €400,000.

What is Nama doing to help Cork's housing crisis?
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# Nama Housing Investigation

What is Nama doing to help Cork's housing crisis?

Feb 1st 2017, 12:10 AM 15,561 Views 32 Comments

We look at how Nama does (and doesn’t) provide social housing in Cork.

Nama offered a council 507 social housing units in Dublin - so why did it only take 65?
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# Tallaght Cross

Nama offered a council 507 social housing units in Dublin - so why did it only take 65?

Jan 31st 2017, 12:05 AM 29,554 Views 57 Comments

A Nama spokesperson says that the units “were sold following a sales process conducted by a receiver on an open market basis”.

Investigation: What is Nama doing to help increase social housing supply?
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# Ghost Estates

Investigation: What is Nama doing to help increase social housing supply?

Jan 30th 2017, 2:40 PM 15,869 Views 25 Comments

The ‘bad bank’ has identified almost 7,000 properties that are potentially suitable for social housing, with demand being confirmed for over 2,700.

'It's soul-destroying, like going for a job interview once a week and every time you don’t get it'
# Looking For A Home
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# Looking For A Home

'It's soul-destroying, like going for a job interview once a week and every time you don’t get it'

Jan 30th 2017, 12:15 AM 30,629 Views 28 Comments

Three people who recently moved into a former Nama-owned property explain what having their own home means to them.

Unite says there is no parallel between its plan to build apartments and Apollo House
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Unite says there is no parallel between its plan to build apartments and Apollo House

Jan 16th 2017, 9:30 PM 14,657 Views 64 Comments

Activists called the union’s involvement in Apollo House a “publicity stunt”.

Man sets fire to digger with driver inside at Dublin building site
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# Ballyfermot

Man sets fire to digger with driver inside at Dublin building site

Dec 19th 2016, 4:23 PM 34,145 Views 37 Comments

A local councillor said he hoped this would not stop the progress of building 72 social housing units.

Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience'
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# Homeless Crisis

Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience'

Dec 16th 2016, 10:30 PM 41,270 Views 151 Comments

The group Home Sweet Home took over the building late on Thursday night to house the homeless

Glen Hansard and Damien Dempsey among group that took over abandoned building for homeless
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# Apollo House

Glen Hansard and Damien Dempsey among group that took over abandoned building for homeless

Dec 16th 2016, 7:50 AM 66,256 Views 118 Comments

The group said the occupation was to give homeless people a bed for Christmas.

'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns
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# Sligo And Drogheda

'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns

Nov 30th 2016, 8:30 PM 11,534 Views 40 Comments

There has been a 100% increase in the number of people registered as homeless in Co Louth in the last two years.

'I have never seen anything like this': Homelessness in Galway hits crisis point
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# Nowhere To Go

'I have never seen anything like this': Homelessness in Galway hits crisis point

Nov 28th 2016, 9:15 PM 28,297 Views 51 Comments

More and more families are presenting as homeless in Galway, where no social housing has been built since 2009.

Noonan defends first-time buyers plan as critics warn it will create 'bidding war'
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# Supply Vs Demand

Noonan defends first-time buyers plan as critics warn it will create 'bidding war'

Oct 12th 2016, 6:00 PM 12,428 Views 42 Comments

Cutting VAT on new homes would have been a better approach, one economist has said.

Local councils to pay up-front rent to private owners of derelict houses
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# Social Housing

Local councils to pay up-front rent to private owners of derelict houses

Oct 5th 2016, 8:02 PM 32,042 Views 57 Comments

Councils are buying up derelict houses for social housing under government housing action plan.

Column: The people of O'Devaney Gardens deserve better than the prejudice they have faced
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# Opinion

Column: The people of O'Devaney Gardens deserve better than the prejudice they have faced

Sep 22nd 2016, 4:35 PM 1,297 Views 96 Comments

I grew up in O’Devaney Gardens and it was a great place to live – it would be sad to see it fall into a private developer’s hands, writes Rose Fleming

Woman at risk of being made homeless brings court action against Dublin City Council
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Woman at risk of being made homeless brings court action against Dublin City Council

Sep 22nd 2016, 3:53 PM 18,814 Views 0 Comments

Her legal team argues it is wrong of the council not to give her credit for the eight years spent on the local authority housing list.

A motion requiring all new units in O'Devaney Gardens to be public housing has been overturned
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A motion requiring all new units in O'Devaney Gardens to be public housing has been overturned

Sep 7th 2016, 10:03 AM 17,219 Views 90 Comments

In the new deal, only 30% of the 1,353 units will be social housing.

PHOTOS: O'Devaney Gardens before its last flats are demolished
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PHOTOS: O'Devaney Gardens before its last flats are demolished

Jul 30th 2016, 12:30 PM 27,762 Views 55 Comments

When finished, the development will house around 480 new homes.

Eight towns and cities chosen for €100m social housing plan of 450 homes
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# Nationwide

Eight towns and cities chosen for €100m social housing plan of 450 homes

Jul 21st 2016, 7:13 PM 70,776 Views 73 Comments

Further announcements will be made later this year.

Rebuilding Ireland: The long-anticipated housing plan is out - here's what's in it
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# Build Build Build

Rebuilding Ireland: The long-anticipated housing plan is out - here's what's in it

Jul 19th 2016, 2:07 PM 58,939 Views 170 Comments

The Taoiseach and ministers are announcing the long-anticipated housing plan today.

This week's vital property news: New figures show Ireland's large number of vacant social housing units
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# Property News

This week's vital property news: New figures show Ireland's large number of vacant social housing units

Jul 14th 2016, 3:43 PM 2,156 Views 0 Comments

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

'Unacceptable' - Ireland's 2,751 vacant social housing units
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# Homelessness

'Unacceptable' - Ireland's 2,751 vacant social housing units

Jul 11th 2016, 9:22 AM 23,871 Views 44 Comments

Local authority figures released to Fianna Fáil show that, as of April, there were 372 vacant housing units in Dublin City alone.

FactCheck: Do EU rules prevent us from spending money to build more social housing?
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# Factcheck

FactCheck: Do EU rules prevent us from spending money to build more social housing?

Jul 1st 2016, 8:09 PM 24,764 Views 79 Comments

FactCheck looks in depth at an AAA-PBP claim with big implications.

Snapshot of one county: How Ireland's housing crisis grew out of control
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# Long Time Coming

Snapshot of one county: How Ireland's housing crisis grew out of control

Jun 19th 2016, 7:30 AM 37,555 Views 106 Comments

Bray town councillor Pat Vance told his colleagues in 2013: “I’ll keep on saying it, time and time again, something needs to be done.”

Should the government buy houses back from vulture funds? The public is split
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# Housing Crisis

Should the government buy houses back from vulture funds? The public is split

May 23rd 2016, 11:35 PM 13,223 Views 52 Comments

The master of the High Court said it could work as one of the solutions to the housing crisis.

Only 75 local authority houses were built in 2015 - the worst year on record
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Only 75 local authority houses were built in 2015 - the worst year on record

May 6th 2016, 6:01 AM 17,821 Views 104 Comments

Last November, Alan Kelly vowed there would 200 council houses built by the end of the year.

County council tells court it has no suitable housing for family of seven
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# Courts

County council tells court it has no suitable housing for family of seven

Apr 26th 2016, 10:14 PM 33,440 Views 0 Comments

Longford County Council has asked for a High Court injunction to force the Doyle family to leave a house they occupied without permission.

Open thread: Rent rises, housing lists, homelessness - what's the number one issue for you?
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# Housing Crisis

Open thread: Rent rises, housing lists, homelessness - what's the number one issue for you?

Apr 20th 2016, 8:30 PM 12,940 Views 64 Comments

NAMA, the mortgage crisis and rents – it’s all up for discussion at the housing and homeless committee.

Some social housing left empty for over a year before new families can move in
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Some social housing left empty for over a year before new families can move in

Apr 19th 2016, 12:21 PM 17,642 Views 97 Comments

Figures obtained by RTÉ show properties in some parts of the country lie empty for over a year in between tenants.

Beaumont residents are objecting to a new social housing development in their area
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# Dispute

Beaumont residents are objecting to a new social housing development in their area

Apr 5th 2016, 11:54 AM 34,693 Views 179 Comments

The Thornwood development was bought by Túath Housing last month.

County by county: Number of social housing units returned to use and funding given out
# Breakdown
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# Breakdown

County by county: Number of social housing units returned to use and funding given out

Feb 22nd 2016, 6:15 AM 11,692 Views 11 Comments

Almost €60,000,000 was provided by the Department of the Environment over the past two years.

FactCheck: How many social housing units were actually built last year?
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# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: How many social housing units were actually built last year?

Feb 9th 2016, 10:58 PM 27,204 Views 92 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck examines some confusing and contradictory claims about social housing.

Egyptian president sparks outrage by laying out giant red carpet for his motorcade to drive on
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# Cairo

Egyptian president sparks outrage by laying out giant red carpet for his motorcade to drive on

Feb 8th 2016, 8:09 PM 34,402 Views 54 Comments

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was travelling to the opening of a social housing project.

Developers to build 1,300 homes on three Dublin sites, but is it a 'giveaway to the private sector'?
# Redevelopment
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# Redevelopment

Developers to build 1,300 homes on three Dublin sites, but is it a 'giveaway to the private sector'?

Jan 12th 2016, 10:24 AM 16,430 Views 37 Comments

Sinn Féin says its amendment will mean at least 30% of the properties will be for social housing.

Nama says the last remaining ghost estates will be finished this year
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# In THe Money

Nama says the last remaining ghost estates will be finished this year

Jan 5th 2016, 2:55 PM 15,914 Views 15 Comments

In its annual review, Nama said it had a cash balance of €3.4 billion.

Young buyers unhappy homes they paid deposits on were sold for social housing
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# Finglas

Young buyers unhappy homes they paid deposits on were sold for social housing

Dec 15th 2015, 3:26 PM 38,946 Views 82 Comments

The buyers of the 14 houses found out the estate had been sold on after reading it in the local newspaper.

Will landlords forego extra rent to help families on the brink of homelessness?
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# Close To The Brink

Will landlords forego extra rent to help families on the brink of homelessness?

Dec 12th 2015, 10:30 PM 23,142 Views 123 Comments

One charity is asking them to consider it.