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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Today’s News

Opinion: Twelve simple steps to tackle our housing crisis

Although there is no silver bullet, and the problem has become so acute that it probably needs the kitchen sink thrown at it, writes Victor Duggan.

# housing-crisis - Yesterday’s News

Airbnb in the hot seat as it tells TDs the service is not making the housing crisis worse

Representatives from Airbnb addressed the Oireachtas Committee on Housing earlier today.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said this team works with experienced staff within the department, key agencies, local authorities and the construction sector.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Apollo House is going to be demolished

Hawkins House – widely known as the capital’s ‘ugliest building’ – will also be redeveloped.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Warning for borrowers in arrears: Don't let fear get in the way of saving your home

Experts say anxiety and a lack of information provided to people struggling with debt can lead them to making decisions that will worsen their situation.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

'It could take 40 years to provide enough homes for people on Dublin's housing list'

Think tank Tasc says that the government’s plan to provide enough homes is simply “not working”.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 27 May, 2017

'It's really a case of 'no room at the inn'': Lord Mayor accuses hotels of discrimination

The Lord Mayor of Dublin is calling for sanctions against hotels that have refused homeless families.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 20 May, 2017

The builders behind a flagship Celtic Tiger development say it's back on track

Despite the fanfare Adamstown has been something of a stop-start development.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Should compulsory purchase orders be used for vacant properties?

Fianna Fail thinks they should.

# housing-crisis - Monday 1 May, 2017

Pictures: Thousands turn out in Dublin for May Day protest calling for action on housing crisis

The march has been held to call on the government to address the ongoing homeless crisis.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 29 April, 2017

'This is just a drop in the ocean': Pictures show rats and mould in emergency accommodation

Photographs were sent by a mother who lives with her children in the Dublin accommodation.

# housing-crisis - Friday 28 April, 2017

Simon Coveney thinks Ireland should go high-rise 'in the right places'

“Obviously we don’t want to be building skyscrapers in Georgian Dublin.”

A Dublin landlord is offering a discount... but only if you pay 12 months' rent upfront

Threshold said that requiring tenants to pay more rent upfront is on the increase.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 20 April, 2017

This graph shows how housing supply has flatlined this decade - compared to population growth

A new report looks at housing in Census 2016.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 6 April, 2017

'Blaming' help-to-buy for property prices is just lazy

The numbers don’t stack up on claims that the scheme is a primary influence on an entire market, writes Karl Deeter.

# housing-crisis - Friday 3 March, 2017

Over €200 million invested by EU bank to build 1,400 new social houses here

Over 700 houses are also to be renovated under the scheme.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 16 February, 2017

'Insecure in their homes': A third of people struggle to pay the rent or mortgage every month

One in every nine people are worried they will lose their home.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Poll: Do you think the Apollo House occupation was a success? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the Apollo House occupation was a success?

Legal proceedings formally ended yesterday.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

FactCheck: Is Richard Bruton right to say housing starts are on the rise?

The Education Minister made the claim during Leaders Questions last week – our readers asked for it to be tested.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Your crash course in... How German-style housing co-ops could end 'generation rent'

The ownership model has been put forward as an affordable solution for housing.

Poll: Would a double property tax for vacant houses help ease the housing crisis? Double Down This post contains a poll

Poll: Would a double property tax for vacant houses help ease the housing crisis?

A report in today’s Sunday Business Post suggests that a Fine Gael motion on such a tax is unlikely to be challenged by Fianna Fáil.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Anger as council set to sell '€600k house' on the open market

The house and a two metre wall was built in 2007 in a bid to curb anti-social behaviour in the area.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Students to hand petition of 10,000 signatures to Simon Coveney over homeless crisis

Children from three schools gathered the names to urge the Minister to solve the problem.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Cap on Dublin and Cork rent increases in place from today

The 4% cap will apply for a three-year period.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Poll: Would taxing vacant sites make a difference to the housing crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would taxing vacant sites make a difference to the housing crisis?

The Green Party has outlined plans for legislation involving the taxation of vacant and derelict properties in a bid to ease the housing crisis.

# housing-crisis - Friday 16 December, 2016

Poll: Should vacant Nama buildings be available to homeless services at Christmas? Housing Crisis This post contains a poll

Poll: Should vacant Nama buildings be available to homeless services at Christmas?

A derelict building in Dublin has been occupied by homeless activists with a view to converting it into housing for the homeless.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 15 December, 2016

'New politics my arse' - Gerry Adams is not happy with the rent strategy row

Talks broke up without agreement late last night.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Temple Bar tattoo parlour defends sprinkler system to deter rough sleepers Dublin Ink This post contains images

Temple Bar tattoo parlour defends sprinkler system to deter rough sleepers

The business said its intention was not to cause harm to anyone.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Average price of property at each stop on DART and Luas lines revealed

The average three bed semi-detached home in Sandymount will set you back over €750,000.

# housing-crisis - Friday 2 December, 2016

Landlords condemn proposed laws which would make it more difficult to evict tenants

The Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) said there are two sections which “infringe the property rights of landlords” and do nothing to help tenants.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 1 December, 2016

The cost of renting a house in Dublin has fallen for the first time in three years

The average nationwide cost of renting a property now stands at €973 per month.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Scammers using Whatsapp and Daft to extort money from desperate renters

The property letting website has asked the messaging app for assistance to shut down the scam.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Homeless numbers in south Dublin rose 60% in nine months

In October, there were 439 people on the council’s homeless register.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

'It's fundamentally flawed': Sinn Féin hits out at revised first-time buyers scheme

Under new rules,first-time buyers will receive a grant if their mortgage is 70% of the value of their home.

# housing-crisis - Monday 10 October, 2016

Housing list families offered chance to build own homes in first-of-its-kind new project

Interested families must be willing to put in the hours on site, or nominate someone to do so.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Poll: Do you support a grant scheme for first-time buyers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support a grant scheme for first-time buyers?

The plans are coming in the upcoming budget.

'It's like putting plasters on gunshot wounds'- True extent of housing crisis revealed

No end in sight for the housing crisis as shock calculations show true face of the saga.

# housing-crisis - Friday 23 September, 2016

'Building up instead of out will prepare Dublin for 21st century city living'

Business groups are calling on councillors to scrap changes that would limit the height of some city centre buildings.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 22 September, 2016

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.

Foreign investor firms responsible for around a fifth of Dublin house purchases

The sales are mostly to large, mostly foreign private equity companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs)

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