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#Social Housing

From TheJournal.ie '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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Unite says there is no parallel between its plan to build apartments and Apollo House United Front

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man sets fire to digger with driver inside at Dublin building site Ballyfermot

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience' Homeless Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Glen Hansard and Damien Dempsey among group that took over abandoned building for homeless Apollo House

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns Sligo And Drogheda

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I have never seen anything like this': Homelessness in Galway hits crisis point Nowhere To Go

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Noonan defends first-time buyers plan as critics warn it will create 'bidding war' Supply Vs Demand

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Local councils to pay up-front rent to private owners of derelict houses Social Housing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: The people of O'Devaney Gardens deserve better than the prejudice they have faced Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Woman at risk of being made homeless brings court action against Dublin City Council Social Housing

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie A motion requiring all new units in O'Devaney Gardens to be public housing has been overturned Social Housing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: O'Devaney Gardens before its last flats are demolished Social Housing This post contains images

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Eight towns and cities chosen for €100m social housing plan of 450 homes Nationwide

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

Further announcements will be made later this year.

From TheJournal.ie Rebuilding Ireland: The long-anticipated housing plan is out - here's what's in it Build Build Build

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This week's vital property news: New figures show Ireland's large number of vacant social housing units Property News This post contains images

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

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unacceptable' - Ireland's 2,751 vacant social housing units Homelessness

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

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

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Do EU rules prevent us from spending money to build more social housing? Factcheck

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Snapshot of one county: How Ireland's housing crisis grew out of control Long Time Coming

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

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Should the government buy houses back from vulture funds? The public is split Housing Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Only 75 local authority houses were built in 2015 - the worst year on record Housing Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie County council tells court it has no suitable housing for family of seven Courts

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Some social housing left empty for over a year before new families can move in Homeless Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Beaumont residents are objecting to a new social housing development in their area Dispute

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

The Thornwood development was bought by Túath Housing last month.

From TheJournal.ie County by county: Number of social housing units returned to use and funding given out Breakdown

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

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

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How many social housing units were actually built last year? GE16 Fact Check

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Egyptian president sparks outrage by laying out giant red carpet for his motorcade to drive on Cairo

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Nama says the last remaining ghost estates will be finished this year In THe Money

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Young buyers unhappy homes they paid deposits on were sold for social housing Finglas

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Will landlords forego extra rent to help families on the brink of homelessness? Close To The Brink

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

One charity is asking them to consider it.

From TheJournal.ie This is Sinn Féin's radical plan to solve the housing crisis Solutions

This is Sinn Féin's radical plan to solve the housing crisis

Rents linked to inflation and the abolition of the property tax are on the party’s agenda.

From TheJournal.ie Given up on owning your own home? Most people have Renting For Life

Given up on owning your own home? Most people have

Three in ten tenants also fear losing their houses.

From TheJournal.ie It looks like just 200 council houses will be built in the whole of 2015 Housing

It looks like just 200 council houses will be built in the whole of 2015

Alan Kelly said that “ten times” more social houses than the 20 built so far this year will be completed by the end of 2015.

From TheJournal.ie 44 new social housing units on the way in north Dublin Rossan Court

44 new social housing units on the way in north Dublin

The houses are located in Waterville, near Blanchardstown, and apparently “embrace the latest energy efficient technologies”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should smoking be banned in council houses? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should smoking be banned in council houses?

A ban has been mooted in the United States.

From TheJournal.ie Have only 20 council houses been built this year? Alan Kelly

Have only 20 council houses been built this year?

The Anti-Austerity Alliance has cited Department of Environment figures which make for shocking reading. But what’s the truth?

From TheJournal.ie Mother-of-two fears she will be kicked out of council home after partner's death Wexford

Mother-of-two fears she will be kicked out of council home after partner's death

Clare Malone’s partner passed away in September, but she is unable to stay in the council house.

From TheJournal.ie Ruth Coppinger and her supporters have ended their occupation of a show-home Coppinger Row

Ruth Coppinger and her supporters have ended their occupation of a show-home

An injunction action was taken by developer Hansfield Investments.