'House supply cost to exceed national debt', warns chair of Land Development Authority

The cost of meeting the country’s housing deficit with the construction of 500,000 homes by 2040 will exceed the current national debt, a former secretary general of the Department of Finance has warned.

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More than 600,000 people in Ireland live in poor housing conditions, say Engineers Ireland

More than 600,000 people in Ireland live in poor housing conditions with leaks, damp or rot while almost two million housing units will require retrofitting, according to Engineers Ireland.

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Dublin is still the most expensive city in the Eurozone to live in

According to Mercer's new survey, Hong Kong is the costliest place in the world for expats.

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House prices continue to increase, but inflation slows

While house prices continue to increase, an upsurge in construction activity has caused inflation to slow to its lowest rate since 2013.

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First-time buyers on average incomes can't afford a house in half of counties

First-time buyers on average incomes can not afford to buy a house in half of the counties in Ireland.

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First-time buyers cannot afford a home in almost half of counties

First-time buyers on average incomes cannot afford a home in almost half of Ireland’s counties, a new study shows.

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Housing charity hits out at controversial co-living proposals

Housing charity Threshold has hit out at co-living proposals following An Bord Pleanála's decision to block one of the controversial developments.

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Dublin's first co-living housing block refused planning permission

Dublin's first co-living housing block has been refused planning permission.

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Average price of three-bed home in Dublin falls to €433,000

House prices in Dublin have fallen by an average of €4,500 in the past three months.

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Landlords 'getting kicked left, right and centre' over 'mess' caused by government

A spokesperson for the Residential Landlords Association has claimed that landlords are being treated badly by the Government.

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Homelessness and health to be discussed at Social Democrats conference

The Social Democrats holds its third National Conference today after trebling its number of councillors in last month's elections.

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Planning permission granted for 294 apartments in Dublin

Planning permission has been granted for nearly 300 apartments in south Dublin.

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Over 3,000 sites lying idle in Limerick despite having full planning permission

Despite the housing crisis, more than 3,000 sites with full planning permission are lying idle in Limerick city and county, some for up to 10 years, it has emerged.

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Corporations in housing market: Recapture of wealth will spark chaos

Fundamental changes in how we live, fundamental changes in our capacity to realise expectations we hold dear can take hold almost under the radar.

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Government rules out introduction of emergency rent freezes

Tanaiste Simon Coveney claimed investors and landlords here would leave the market and the solution to spiralling rents was increasing the supply of properties.

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Airbnb criticises 'wholly impractical' laws on short-term lettings

In the letter, Airbnb told members that it has "very serious concerns" that platforms will be required to police hosts to ensure that they are abiding by the regulations.

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Number of planning permissions granted for houses down 15%

In total, the number of planning permissions granted for dwelling units - houses and apartments - is down 3.5%.

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Plans for 600 affordable housing units in Dublin Docklands

Dublin City Council is drawing up plans to build up to 600 new social affordable housing units in the Docklands.

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TDs query why housing agency remains without legal powers a year on

Almost a year after it was launched by the Government, a new agency designed to use empty landbanks across the State for housing needs remains in a legal limbo without powers.

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Government rental scheme for low and middle income earners ‘not affordable’

Mr Baneham said he ‘hopes’ the cost would lower over time.

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Government rebuts UN assertion that 'housing in Ireland is moderately unaffordable'

The Government has issued a lengthy rebuttal to the United Nations in response to criticism of the country's housing policies earlier this year.

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'Increase will put people back years': Cork social housing list numbers jump following city extension

The number of people on Cork city’s social housing waiting list has jumped by almost 1,500 arising out of the city boundary extension.

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Dublin City Council votes to block sale of public land to private housing developers

Dublin city councillors have agreed not to sell public land to private developers for housing for the next five years.

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Inability of young people to buy homes could lead to welfare state says auctioneer group

There is a warning we are in danger of creating a welfare state if young people cannot buy homes.

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Cork renters who became poster child for dangers of vulture funds become new hope for social housing

The poster child for the dangers of vulture funds has become a new hope for social housing, writes Joe Leogue.

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New ideas needed in housing debate, architect says

Co-Housing Here is holding a public session at the Technological University of Ireland at Bolton Street today.

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Councillor 'surprised' to hear of planning application for 335 apartments in Galway

Plans for 335 apartments in Galway have been lodged with An Bord Pleanála.

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Non-household sector 'a significant actor' in residential property market, says report

More than one-sixth of all residential property bought in Ireland in 2018 was purchased by non-households.

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Plans for almost 1,000 Dublin homes in three developments lodged under fast-track system

Plans for three major housing developments in Dublin have been lodged with An Bord Pleanála.

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Property sales still rising, especially in urban areas

The number of property sales in Ireland is continuing to increase, with urban centres in Dublin, Cork and Galway dominating.

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Minister expected to make 'significant' announcement regarding Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme

The Minister for Housing has said he is expecting to make a "significant" funding announcement regarding the future of the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme this week.

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Living near Luas can add €3k to annual rent bill

Renters in Dublin are paying an extra €3,000 per year to live near the Luas network compared to average rents in other parts of the city.

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Downsizing of homeowners - It’s unfair pressure on the elderly

Here are some questions for senior citizens living alone in houses that might be too large for their needs now. Perhaps there are bedrooms unused since children left home decades ago?

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Government warned to stop treating older people as 'house-blockers'

The Government has been warned to stop treating older people as "house-blockers" making the housing crisis worse simply because they own family-size homes they have paid off over decades.

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Older people quizzed on downsizing to gauge interest in financial and property incentives

The Government is making a fresh push to entice older people to move out of their family homes and free up housing by gauging their interest in a series of financial and property incentives in the run-up to the next budget.

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Shares in Irish house builder Glenveagh Properties get welcome respite

Shares in Glenveagh Properties — one of the two stockmarket-listed home builders that have included Cork, Limerick, and Galway in their build plans — rose slightly as the company told its annual shareholders’ meeting it had effectively hit its full-year sales target seven months early.

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Housing estate deemed out of character with Cork village

Plans for a large, new housing estate a short distance outside Riverstick have been blocked amid concern that the development would be out of character with the village.

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Housing crisis: State not rising to the challenge

There is, it would seem, no housing crisis in Dublin for private and corporate tenants able to find €3,700 a month to rent one of the two-bedroom apartments newly on the market in the city’s docklands, or the five-figure rents the four-bedroom penthouse flats there are expected to fetch.

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One-fifth of property sales went to 'cuckoo funds'

One-fifth of all property sales in the first quarter of 2019 were to large international investors and real estate investment trusts.

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New Dublin city apartments will cost €3,700 a month to rent

The Opus building on Six Hanover Quay is in the heart of the docklands in an area that's quickly becoming known as Google Town

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New housing scheme in Dublin to offer homes from €116,000

The new affordable housing scheme will allow low and middle-income earners to buy the homes.

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Plans lodged for 820 homes in Co Meath

They have just been lodged with An Bord Pleanála, under the new fast-track mechanism for large developments.

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Developers lodge applications to build accommodation for over 650 in Limerick and Galway

Plans have been lodged for nearly 400 homes in Limerick city.

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Dublin homes among ‘least affordable’ in Europe, says Moody's research

Dublin house prices are among the least affordable in Europe, with a borrower needing to spend over 14 years of their disposable income to buy a home, according to research from Moody’s Investors Service.

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Urbeo on rise in soaring rental property market

Residential investment platform Urbeo Residential has made three key hires as it continues to expand in Ireland’s busy property market.

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Controversial plans for 500 homes near north Dublin park resubmitted

They were previously rejected by An Bord Pleanála after a legal battle.

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Radical plans to ease housing crisis set to be introduced

The new legislation aimed at easing the housing shortage has been praised across the political landscape.

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Latest: Housing Minister wants to regulate property websites

The Housing Minister says websites should not be allowed to advertise sub-standard accommodation.

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Tenants who faced eviction from Cork apartment block praise new owners Clúid who 'put residents first'

A resident of the Cork city centre apartment block at the centre of a controversy over an attempted eviction of tenants has praised the turnaround in fortunes for those living in the building after it was bought out by a housing association.

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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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