Report shows four times more new houses need to be built in 2018 compared to last year

A property finance firm has predicted that up to 480,000 new homes are needed across Ireland by 2031 to meet demand.

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Government accused of sleep-walking through housing crisis

The Government has been accused of sleep-walking through the housing crisis.

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Housing crisis: Jacqueline, 80, has a solution

IT is probably fair to say that most people in Ireland will not have heard of Jacqueline Cullinane. A Google search online will be unlikely to reveal her. Neither will a trawl through newspaper, radio, or TV archives.

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Dublin City Council sets up unit to target landlords who leave tenants in slum conditions

Dublin City Council has set up a dedicated unit to target rogue landlords who leave tenants in slum conditions.

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Calls for emergency committee on housing crisis

Cork County Council wants Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to create a national emergency committee to tackle the housing crisis — one which will act with the same urgency which addressed the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the North in 2001.

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68% of vacant commercial properties vacant for over three years

Over two-thirds of vacant commercial properties have been empty for over three years.

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Lord Mayor believes housing crisis is impacting future development in Dublin

Dublin's Lord Mayor believes the housing crisis is impacting on the future development of the city.

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Construction sector regains confidence

Confidence is back in construction.

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Galway housing refusal seen as warning to ‘fast-track’ developers

An Bord Pleanála has fired a warning shot across the bows of developers availing of new fast-track planning laws aimed at easing the housing crisis.

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Galway housing refusal seen as warning to ‘fast-track’ developers

An Bord Pleanála has fired a warning shot across the bows of developers availing of new fast-track planning laws aimed at easing the housing crisis.

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‘Hundreds’ in arrears could keep homes

Hundreds of financially struggling homeowners have contacted the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation (IMHO) since it reached agreement with AIB last year for some customers to stay in their homes as renters, its founder has said.

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Dublin landlord forced to hand over properties after he knocked door down and dragged occupant out

People who are being harassed by their landlord are being encouraged to ask the Residential Tenancies Board for help.

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AIB announces €100m social housing development fund

AIB has announced a €100m social housing development fund.

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Controversial Housing Agency chairman defends comments at Dáil Committee

Outgoing Housing Agency chairman Conor Skehan is facing fresh calls to resign immediately after staunchly defending his claims some homeless people are "gaming the system" and that record Irish homeless rates are "normal" by international standards.

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Controversial Housing Agency chair Conor Skehan to appear before Housing Committee

The controversial chairman of the Housing Agency is set to be questioned by TDs and Senators this afternoon.

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Minister gives example of actual vacant house numbers available to tackle housing crisis

Vacant homes are not the "low hanging fruit" that will solve the housing crisis, according to Eoghan Murphy.

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Plans to resolve housing and homeless crisis formulated at conference today

Plans to resolve the homelessness and housing crisis will be formulated at a conference today.

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Housing Minister: 'What we don't yet have is a way of calculating every single home built in the country'

The Housing Minister has admitted they can not track how many homes were built in Ireland last year.

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Strong support for proposed tax measures to boost housing supply

Business group IBEC is strongly supporting proposals for new tax measures to boost the country’s housing supply.

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Picket outside Housing Agency HQ to protest Conor Skehan re-appointment

A picket will take place outside the Housing Agency's HQ later in a protest at the re-appointment of chairperson Conor Skehan.

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Motion calling for removal of Conor Skehan passed after homeless comment controversy

Dublin City Council has passed a motion calling for the removal of Conor Skehan as chair of the Housing Agency.

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Cairn Homes shares drop by 4% as costs cut earnings

Shares in Cairn Homes dropped 4% despite the Dublin housebuilder issuing an upbeat trading update saying it had a “very strong outcome” for 2017.

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Families in emergency accommodation 'gaming the system' to skip housing queue, says Skehan

It is claimed that families in emergency accommodation may be declaring themselves homeless to skip the queue for the housing waiting list.

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New scheme could help low and middle-income earners to get on property ladder

A scheme to help low and middle-income earners to buy homes is expected to be revealed in the new year.

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Rural resettlement scheme could help solve housing crisis, says Taoiseach

A voluntary rural resettlement scheme could be considered to help address the country's housing crisis, Leo Varadkar has said.

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Plans to turn empty shops into houses in attempt to tackle housing crisis

Plans to turn empty shops into houses without the need for planning permission will be revealed today.

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More than 90% of homes for rent beyond reach of rent supplements

More than 90% of homes for rent are beyond the reach of people dependent on state housing benefits.

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Ruth Coppinger accuses Government of hoarding land and preventing house building

An opposition TD has accused the Government of hoarding land, preventing house building.

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Funding cuts for inspections on rented accommodation 'a serious health and safety issue'

Serious health and safety concerns have been raised over poor regulation of the private rental sector.

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This is how housing crisis is solved, says Taoiseach launching foundation stone for 84 homes

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the housing crisis will only be solved bit-by-bit.

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UK in home loans warning

UK regulators have told Britain’s banks to step up checks on 1.7m customers with interest-only home loans who in many cases have no clear plan for repaying capital.

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