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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Thursday 23 November, 2017

These new rules aim to help tenants if landlords seek a 'back door' around rent limits

The Residential Tenancies Board wants to make clear what constitutes ‘substantial change’ to a property.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

'Extremely worrying': A record high of 184 people are now sleeping rough in Dublin

New figures for October also show an increase in homeless families and single people.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 18 November, 2017

'Being homeless was so overwhelming. I never felt safe. I never felt the kids were safe'

Focus Ireland has brought 300 families out of homelessness.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'Apologise or resign': Fury over council official's comments about 'bad behaviour' of Ireland's homeless

The head of Dublin’s homeless executive later said she could “probably have used better language”, but has not issued an apology.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have a low rate of homelessness by international standards?

The Taoiseach and Housing Minister have both made the claim in recent weeks.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Poll: Should landlords be able to move tenants out to carry out renovations? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should landlords be able to move tenants out to carry out renovations?

It’s been described as a ‘back door’ for terminating leases.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'Rogue landlords' should face tougher sanctions and even jail, Dáil hears

A Sinn Féin motion was passed unopposed by TDs last night.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 2 November, 2017

# housing-crisis - Monday 30 October, 2017

Guns, drunken melees, and pest infestations - living in emergency accommodation in Dublin is no joke

Three months’ worth of complaints to the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive suggest conditions in the capital’s emergency accommodation are fraught.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Public housing campaign launched that will take 'water charges-style' approach

The Campaign for Public Housing wants a new system of universally accessible public housing.

# housing-crisis - Friday 20 October, 2017

Poll: Should houses be built in Dublin parks to solve the housing crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should houses be built in Dublin parks to solve the housing crisis?

Dublin City Council said that it is a possibility.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

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

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.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Debate Room: Has Budget 2018 moved towards solving the housing crisis?

Paschal Donohoe has delivered his first Budget. But has it been a Budget that tackles the housing crisis?

# housing-crisis - Monday 2 October, 2017

A construction tracker claims the actual number of houses being built is fewer than officials claim

Goodbody says that it’s about a third of official figures.

Column: Could a simple tax solve the housing crisis?

Legislative changes need to be made in Budget 2018 to offer some hope to those who really need it, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

Cost of new Dublin properties up €39,000 compared to last year

According to the MyHome.ie Q3 Property Report, increases will continue into 2018.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

'It's alarming': Outrage over decision to remove housing units from Limerick development plans

One homeless charity said it is turning away adults on a nightly basis and accommodation in the city centre is badly needed.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Those on frontline of homeless crisis say the Housing Minister won't meet them

The criticism comes a week after the minister announced a number of new measures to address the crisis.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 16 September, 2017

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

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.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

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

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

Government to crack down on landlords who retain deposits from renters

A cap on deposits of one month’s rent is also due to be announced.

Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP

Richard Boyd Barrett said the government needs to declare Ireland’s housing crisis an emergency.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Call for 'use it or lose it' policy to stop land hoarding by speculators

The Social Democrats party has said land hoarding is happening on a widespread basis and speculators “need to be taken on”.

# housing-crisis - Monday 4 September, 2017

'You’ve seen three people unfortunately die' - Fianna Fáil defends planned tax cut for builders

Barry Cowen TD thinks the proposal will stimulate construction.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'There are good landlords, but there are some leeches and vipers out there'

He made the comment while discussing the problems contributing to Ireland’s worsening housing crisis.

Poll: Do you think tax breaks for developers are a good idea? Housing Crisis This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think tax breaks for developers are a good idea?

Fianna Fáil is claiming that the change is needed to ensure enough houses are built quickly.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 2 September, 2017

'People shouldn’t be dying on the streets': Call for action after another homeless person dies

“It has been a heartbreaking week for anyone involved in the fight against homelessness,” the ICHH said.

# housing-crisis - Friday 1 September, 2017

'Doing everything we can': Minister to lead emergency housing summit after death of two homeless people

Homeless beds in Dublin are at maximum capacity as the problem continues to worsen.

Minister says growing number of homeless children is a 'wake-up call' for government

There are now 2,423 children in emergency accommodation in Dublin.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Almost a quarter of renters now pay more than €1,300 a month for accommodation

The Residential Tenancies Board publishes its annual report for 2016 today.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 24 August, 2017

'Banks are out of touch': Bank of Ireland criticised over ad about couple moving back in with parents

The tweet about a couple who returned home to live with parents to save for a mortgage has received a huge backlash.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Proposal for floating student accommodation met with cautious optimism by USI

Two barges could house up to 400 students in Galway.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 10 August, 2017

'Horror stories' about Irish rents are turning foreign tech workers off in their droves

There has been a big increase in candidates turning down job offers, one recruiter says.

'We don't want another deadzone': Outrage over backtrack on housing in new Limerick development

The council said two years ago that the development would include residential units, but new plans do not contain accommodation.

# housing-crisis - Friday 4 August, 2017

Calls for Minister to intervene as residents of entire apartment block weeks away from being evicted

The complex in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, is due to be refurbished.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Calls for deposit protection laws as some landlords looking for three months rent up front

Some landlords are now asking for two months rent as a deposit as well as payment for the first month.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Women being 'forced into homelessness' as former partners refuse to sign arrears deals

Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibin raised a number of examples that he said fall outside the remit of processes the government put in place to protect people.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

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

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

Ballymun to be the site of 2,000 more homes to fight the housing crisis

Plans were approved last night by Dublin City Council.

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