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#Social Housing

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton thinks concerns about water meters are ‘a total ball of smoke’ So There

Joan Burton thinks concerns about water meters are ‘a total ball of smoke’

There was a lot of finger-wagging and eye-rolling at Leaders’ Questions today.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly cancelled a meeting with councillors about homelessness because of water charges Housing

Alan Kelly cancelled a meeting with councillors about homelessness because of water charges

The Environment Minister had been due to meet with a cross-party group of Dublin city councillors last Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Somebody dying on the street outside the Dáil is not acceptable' State Of The Nation

'Somebody dying on the street outside the Dáil is not acceptable'

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie A quarter of rental tenants in Ireland are afraid they'll lose their home Fear

A quarter of rental tenants in Ireland are afraid they'll lose their home

A large proportion of the population want to start their own households but cannot afford to.

From TheJournal.ie Here's a breakdown of how many people get rent supplement - county by county Housing Crisis

Here's a breakdown of how many people get rent supplement - county by county

The number of recipients has dropped by 15,000 since 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how the Government plans to solve the housing crisis No Place Like Home

Here's how the Government plans to solve the housing crisis

Its social housing strategy for the next six years includes 35,000 new housing units.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council accepts developer money instead of social housing Housing Crisis

Dublin City Council accepts developer money instead of social housing

Just three Dublin developments in the last year included social housing.

From TheJournal.ie Some councils are taking developer’s money instead of building social housing Housing Crisis

Some councils are taking developer’s money instead of building social housing

Under the law, a developer can pay a levy in lieu of building social housing.

From TheJournal.ie Council decides to take developer's money instead of social housing Ballymun

Council decides to take developer's money instead of social housing

A number of councillors in the area have criticised the move but one said he would support the decision – so long as that money is used by the council for social housing.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny vows to crack down on cowboy developers NO MORE PRIORY HALLS

Enda Kenny vows to crack down on cowboy developers

“Nobody wants to go back to the bad old days of the construction and property boom.”

From TheJournal.ie If all goes to plan, Nama will be no more in four years Full Circle

If all goes to plan, Nama will be no more in four years

The State’s bad bank is aiming to wind up ahead of schedule.

From TheJournal.ie Nessa Childers says the legal, er, 'situation' between her and Phil Hogan is over That's That Then

Nessa Childers says the legal, er, 'situation' between her and Phil Hogan is over

Hogan sent legal letters to the MEP last month.

From TheJournal.ie Four years, 10,000 units: Here's how the Government plans to boost social housing New Gaffs

Four years, 10,000 units: Here's how the Government plans to boost social housing

Brendan Howlin’s announced €2.2 billion in spending… Here’s how the money will be used.

From TheJournal.ie There will be €2.2 BILLION spent on social housing in the next three years

There will be €2.2 BILLION spent on social housing in the next three years

Brendan Howlin says it will deliver 6,700 units.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A lack of vision has failed people at all levels of our housing system Social Housing

Opinion: A lack of vision has failed people at all levels of our housing system

There are now 90,000 households on social housing waiting lists in Ireland, thanks to an over-reliance on schemes that are cut as soon as the economy falters.

From TheJournal.ie Should €400m in cash from water charges be spent on more social housing? Water Charges

Should €400m in cash from water charges be spent on more social housing?

The government should invest the money in homes, not hand it back in tax cuts, ESRI says.

From TheJournal.ie Builders are not happy with the government's new social housing plan Housing

Builders are not happy with the government's new social housing plan

But a housing charity thinks it’s not so bad.

From TheJournal.ie New social housing plan would force developers to 'use it or lose it' If You Don't Build It...

New social housing plan would force developers to 'use it or lose it'

And fine them for leaving property vacant.

From TheJournal.ie 24 families to be housed in Cork ghost estate Social Housing

24 families to be housed in Cork ghost estate

The homes in Bandon are a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses with gardens.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How do we bring the issue of social housing from 'political priority' to concrete action? Housing

Opinion: How do we bring the issue of social housing from 'political priority' to concrete action?

We need an increased supply of new social housing whose future is not as heavily dependent on private market interests.

From TheJournal.ie There's "no room" in the Irish economy for tax cuts - we should be investing instead Careful Now

There's "no room" in the Irish economy for tax cuts - we should be investing instead

The conditions just aren’t right yet, the Nevin Institute has said.

From TheJournal.ie A new plan to deal with the social housing crisis is on its way Housing Stock

A new plan to deal with the social housing crisis is on its way

Alan Kelly wants the plan to be before the government within the next few weeks.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins opens new housing scheme named after 1916 rebel female doctor Thornton Heights

President Higgins opens new housing scheme named after 1916 rebel female doctor

It took 10 years for the scheme in Inchicore to be completed.

From TheJournal.ie READ: Nessa Childers' attack on Phil Hogan over social housing EU Commission

READ: Nessa Childers' attack on Phil Hogan over social housing

She said Hogan’s appointment in Europe would be “a step backwards for equality.”

From TheJournal.ie House prices in the Irish market are still undervalued, says ESRI Gaffs

House prices in the Irish market are still undervalued, says ESRI

The research finds that there is no sign of a ‘bubble’ in the domestic market.

From TheJournal.ie SIPTU using 1916 centenary to highlight housing shortages Was It For This

SIPTU using 1916 centenary to highlight housing shortages

Commemoration will “ring hollow” if Irish citizens still “languishing on housing lists”.

From TheJournal.ie There's enough land zoned for housing to build 500,000 new homes Housing Crisis

There's enough land zoned for housing to build 500,000 new homes

The Government says that “proper management of all State land is critical”.

From TheJournal.ie Nama has over 5,000 units suitable for social housing, but they've only handed over 13% Housing Crisis

Nama has over 5,000 units suitable for social housing, but they've only handed over 13%

Despite 790 housing units available for Dublin social housing, just 171 have been transferred to the council.

From TheJournal.ie Is 'Part V' a boom-time housing tax, or the answer to social housing waiting lists? Action

Is 'Part V' a boom-time housing tax, or the answer to social housing waiting lists?

This sector of the Planning and Development requires developers to set aside a set percentage

From TheJournal.ie Burton's social housing promises 'can't be more spin' Homelessness

Burton's social housing promises 'can't be more spin'

The new Labour leader is being asked to scrap the Home Assistance Payment.

From TheJournal.ie 'The entire system is rubbish': Just 40 houses bought through mortgage-to-rent scheme Arrears

'The entire system is rubbish': Just 40 houses bought through mortgage-to-rent scheme

David Hall, Director of the Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation, said it is “sickening” that it’s cheaper for banks to repossess a house than it is to participate in the scheme.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hopeless fantasy': McVerry warns that homelessness will increase by 2016, not be eliminated Massaging Numbers

'Hopeless fantasy': McVerry warns that homelessness will increase by 2016, not be eliminated

Joan Burton defended the government’s Housing Bill at the launch of the Peter McVerry Trust Annual Report 2013. The Trust helped 3,586 people last year, up from 383 six years ago.

From TheJournal.ie "I was shattered": Nigerian man arrives home to racist protest on his doorstep Belfast

"I was shattered": Nigerian man arrives home to racist protest on his doorstep

Protesters held signs saying ‘Local homes for local people’ and told him he shouldn’t have been given his council house.

From TheJournal.ie Is this the 'ambitious action' needed to fix Ireland's social housing market? PROBLEM SOLVING

Is this the 'ambitious action' needed to fix Ireland's social housing market?

A new report has said the sector is ‘at a crossroads’.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The election results offer radical possibilities to solve the housing crisis in Dublin – here’s how Fixing Dublin

Opinion: The election results offer radical possibilities to solve the housing crisis in Dublin – here’s how

The people of Dublin city have voted for a majority left-wing council. Now let’s see what they can do with it.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how the government is going to spend the €200 million it raised from asset sales Spending Spree

Here's how the government is going to spend the €200 million it raised from asset sales

Cash for the GAA, pyrite redress, cyclepaths and road improvements are all in the pipeine.

From TheJournal.ie New funding to boost house construction but Dublin city to see budget slashed Housing Crisis

New funding to boost house construction but Dublin city to see budget slashed

Councillors want answers over why their housing budget is to be cut by 50 per cent over the next two years.

From TheJournal.ie Is this the solution to Ireland's social housing problems? Have Ye No Homes

Is this the solution to Ireland's social housing problems?

The problem is generally considered to be stock. But, a plan put before South Dublin County Council could solve that.

From TheJournal.ie Homelessness and taking DNA samples from suspected criminals Oireachtas Agenda

Homelessness and taking DNA samples from suspected criminals

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Getting worse by the night': TDs debate Ireland's growing housing crisis Homelessness

'Getting worse by the night': TDs debate Ireland's growing housing crisis

The government was accused of demonstrating “arrogance beyond belief” as only three members of the coalition attended the discussion.