Basically, buyers can't afford homes based on how much money they can borrow

This week the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued a number of warnings to Irish policymakers.

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The housing crisis: Mr Murphy’s co-living nightmare

A feature of grandly-titled conferences in the corporate and political worlds — Tomorrow’s Game-changing Solutions for Plasterboard, Democracy, and its New Frontiers — is that they do not always supply in the real world what they promise, certainly not for plasterboard or democracy.

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New house builds ‘to peak at only 25,000’, says country’s largest housebuilder

The chief executive of Cairn Homes, the country’s largest housebuilder, said annual peak new supply will reach only 25,000 in the coming years, meaning too few homes will be built to keep the housing crisis and runaway rents under control.

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People with disabilities waiting up to ten years for social housing

That is according to the Irish Wheelchair Association, which is will make its pre-Budget submission today.

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Housing Minister's 'bizarre' and 'ludicrous' co-living proposal branded as '21st-century bedsits'

The Government has been accused of having a "mind-numbing lack of ambition" when it comes to housing.

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'Arbitrary' height caps in cities must end to address housing crisis, says Murphy

Ending “arbitrary” height caps in cities to allow much taller buildings must happen to address the housing crisis, Minister Eoghan Murphy has said.

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McDonald claims Government are out of touch on housing and homelessness

Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald says the Government are out of touch on housing and the homeless.

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'Piecemeal interventions won't do it' - SF blast Govt as over €1bn spent on buying privately built homes

Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald has said that the government doesn't seem to realise the country is facing an emergency over housing.

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#RaiseTheRoof: Thousands march through Dublin to demand action on housing crisis

An estimated 5,000 protesters are on the march in the capital today demanding action on the housing crisis.

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Legislation planned to protect long-term renters from eviction

New legislation is planned to prevent landlords from evicting long-term tenants without a clear reason.

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Ideology won’t supply housing — only actions will

A practical solution is desperately needed, one based in evidence and not in any particular ideology. writes Joyce Fegan.

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Minister criticised for backing 'co-living' developments to help solve housing crisis

Housing charity Threshold described the developments as "21st-century bedsits with a glossy makeover".

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Planning guidelines 'allow for very tall buildings' to solve housing crisis, says Minister

The model provides en-suite bedrooms with shared, communal living areas and is similar to student accommodation but aimed at young, working professionals.

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Number of new homes completed in the first quarter of 2019 rose by 23%

New statistics from the CSO show that there were 4,275 new dwelling completions in the first three months of the year, compared with 3,470 completions for the same period last year.

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'We don't know the landlord' - Tenant explains what it's like to share four-bed room in Dublin

A tenant sharing a six-bed house with 17 other people has said they cannot afford to rent a bedroom to themselves in Dublin.

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CSO survey shows how much house prices grew in a year

Residential property prices increased by almost 4% nationally in the year to March, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

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Housing associations 'need Land Development Agency to help' provide social homes

The Irish Council for Social Housing has said its members helped deliver four in 10 new social homes last year.

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Dáil to debate Sinn Féin motion on putting right to housing in Constitution

A Sinn Féin private members motion, seeking a referendum to put the right to housing into the Constitution, looks set to be defeated tomorrow.

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Glenveagh to sell 56 apartments in Dublin for social and affordable housing

One of the country’s largest residential builders, Glenveagh has stated that it will sell 56 apartments in Dublin’s docklands to Dublin City Council for €22.06 million for social and affordable housing.

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Housebuilding group Abbey flags decline in operating profit

Irish housebuilding group Abbey has said operating profit for its latest financial year will be down on the previous 12 months and has given a mixed outlook for the current year.

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Government told to adopt radical solutions or face worsening of housing crisis

The government has been told to adopt radical solutions to tackle the country's rental market or face a worsening of the housing crisis.

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Lack of construction workers means it will take 'a long time' to fix housing crisis

Professor Alan Ahearne told RTÉ Radio’s News at One that it is going to take “a long time” to solve the problem.

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Plans to build 8,400 homes in south Dublin approved by An Bord Pleanála

The land at Clonburris is to the east of Adamstown along the Dublin-Kildare railway line.

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Airbnb warns on short-term lettings

Proposed changes to short-term lettings could have a devastating impact on tourism accommodation here, says Airbnb.

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We’re not properly planning for the future

One-off housing is not a big issue in relation to climate change but it is arguably a contributor to the rapid decline in the fortunes of rural Ireland, writes Michael Clifford.

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71 homeless people receive keys to new Dublin housing complex

Focus Ireland has renovated a previous homeless hostel into a 31 unit development for over 70 individuals and families.

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Block this return to tenements - Planning proposal crosses a line

Propaganda played a central role in the last cold war. Americans were shown in a warm family setting, watching TV , enjoying a Coke.

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Vast majority of new student beds built in Dublin

Just seven purpose-built student beds have been completed in Limerick since the launch of the government's Rebuilding Ireland strategy in 2016.

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Concerns raised over proposed Dublin student housing complex

A Dublin housing complex for more than 140 students close to the Grangegorman university campus has been proposed.

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Campaign for more affordable and social housing launched

The country's leading housing organisations have launched a new campaign for more social and affordable housing.

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'There seems to be a social experiment going on' - Martin claims Govt moving people away from home ownership

Fianna Fáil leader has accused the government of conducting a social experiment to turn Ireland away from homeownership and into a rental model.

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Fr Peter McVerry: 'Builders and developers decide where and what is going to be built'

The Government needs to step in to ensure local authorities integrate social housing into large developments says veteran campaigner for the homeless, Fr Peter McVerry.

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Hope for those at risk of repossession

Earlier this month, a decision from a High Court case was posted on the website of the Courts Service of Ireland.

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4,000 apartments planned in Dublin under fast-track planning rules

Property developers are planning over 4,000 apartments in Dublin under new fast-track planning rules.

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People paying €129,000 more to live near Dart and Luas stops in Dublin

Property prices close to public transport stops saw increases of 4% on average, figures show.

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Campaigners say Government too slow in dealing with housing crisis

Campaigners have said the Government has been too slow to put measures in place to deal with the housing crisis.

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Affordability weighs on goal of 22,000 new homes

Reaching an interim target of 22,000 new homes this year may be missed because of the pressures of affordability and the fact that too few apartments are under construction, according to a new analysis.

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Prices up but growth uneven in Munster

Signs of recovery are being felt throughout the Munster housing market — but inflation is inconsistent throughout the region, writes Kevin O'Neill

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Plans for over 500 apartments in two Cork city schemes submitted to An Bord Pleanála

Plans for more than 500 apartments in two Cork city schemes have been submitted to An Bord Pleanála.

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House prices special report: Cork city prices up by €100k in five years

House prices in parts of Cork City have increased by more than €100,000 in just five years, writes Kevin O'Neill.

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Fine Gael ‘on the side of cuckoo funds’

The Government has been accused of being “on the side of cuckoo funds” rather than struggling families who are trying to find homes.

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Housing Minister lobbied by developers for approval for Dublin high-rise buildings

Developers lobbied ministers to get approval for high-rise buildings in Dublin city, including attempts to overcome “red tape” in obtaining planning with authorities.

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Regulation of short-term letting sector belated but welcome

From July 1, potential rental homes will no longer be available short-term, except with planning permission and even then rarely, says Eoin Ó Broin

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Irish housing crisis will cause public to vote with their feet, expert says

Josh Ryan-Collins, author of Why Can’t You Afford A Home? visited Dublin this week

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Overnight queues for chance to buy a house

In a throwback to the kind of scenes witnessed at the height of the Celtic Tiger housing bubble, wanna-be homeowners queued overnight in a Cork city suburb for a chance to buy a home.

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Extra charges set for Airbnb homes in clampdown on regulations

Landlords who rent out their properties on Airbnb face being hit with extra water, insurance, and commercial rates bill from July 1.

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Almost half of HAP recipients paying 'top-ups' to maintain tenancies

A study by housing charity Threshold has found that almost half of those in receipt of HAP social housing supports are paying 'top-ups' to maintain their tenancies.

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An Bord Pleanala approves Dublin development where 25% is set aside for social and affordable housing

A 3,500 unit housing development has been approved for Poolbeg West in Dublin.

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Vacant properties may be used to help tackle housing crisis

A manual is being launched today to help owners, local authorities and the construction industry re-use existing property in our towns and cities.

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Dublin's population could grow by 150k in three years - adding pressure to housing market

The study by Future Analytics Consulting said the population in the capital could rise by 7.5% to 11.5%

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Sufficient housing supply still likely to be years away

There has been a marked slowdown in Irish house price inflation over the past year.

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Residents in the dark over fire safety costs

Homeowners in a west Dublin apartment complex expressed frustration yesterday that, nearly two years after major fire safety defects were discovered, they have not been told how much they will have to pay to make their homes safe.

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Corporate investors in €1.1bn housing spend

More than 11% of residential accommodation sold in Dublin last year was acquired by corporate investors, who spent more than €1bn on such property, according to estate agent Savills Ireland.

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Home ownership figures not good enough, admits Taoiseach

It came as Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald hit out at the housing system in the Dail

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Rent pressure zones to be extended until 2021 to contain rising rents

The Government has confirmed it will extend the laws aimed at curtailing rising rents

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Pearse Doherty rejects claim that his Bill is unconstitutional

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has rejected a claim by officials in the Department of Finance that his No Consent, No Sale Bill is unconstitutional.

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Month-long exhibition in Dublin looks at 'Vienna housing model'

The pioneering Vienna model of housing is the subject of a month-long exhibition which opened yesterday in Dublin.

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House prices climbing but inflation cooling off

House prices are now 59% higher than at the lowest point of the economic crash.

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Average house price now €260k, up 5.9% on a year ago

House prices are continuing to rise, with the average now more than €260,000, up 5.9% on the same time last year.

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'The worst it has ever been' - Dublin City Council to table motion of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy

With homeless figures in Ireland exceeding 10,000 for the first time, Councillor Daithí Doolan says it's time for the Minister to go.

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