Govt agency preparing ambitious plans for housing on site of former Cork psychiatric hospital

Ambitious housing plans are being prepared for a former asylum building on the northside of Cork city which has been boarded up since it was gutted in a suspected arson attack just over two years ago.

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Government urged to commit to major public housing programme

The Government is being urged to commit to a major public housing programme.

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Planning refused for 413 homes in Wexford

Planning permission has been refused for more than 400 homes in Wexford.

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Shares in Cairn Homes fall on finance boss Kenny resignation ‘blow’

Shares in Cairn Homes fall on finance boss Kenny resignation ‘blow’

Shares in Cairn Homes fell 1.5% over the news “blow” that its group finance director Tim Kenny is to leave the housebuilder.

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Price of rent in pressure zones would be higher if measures not in place, report finds

The price of rent in rent pressure zones would be higher if they did not exist, a new report has found.

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Dublin City Council paid private landlords more than €106m in 2018

Dublin City Council paid private landlords more than €106m last year.

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Plans lodged for more than 1,400 homes in Dublin

They include 347 buy-to-rent apartments on the Malahide Road, and 609 apartments and houses on Saggart Road, Co Dublin.

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CSO figures reveal lowest rise in house prices for six years

House prices rose at their slowest pace in six years in the 12 months to May, according to the Central Statistics Office.

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Housing Assistance Payments not fit for purpose, charities claim

Threshold CEO John-Mark McCafferty told RTE Radio’s Today with Sean O’Rourke show that while HAP is intended to help families secure a place to live, the reality is that HAP limits are insufficient to secure private rental accommodation.

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A return to a 'normal' housing market is still some way off

A return to a 'normal' housing market is still some way off

New house building activity continues to increase. CSO data on new dwelling completions show they rose by 23% in year-on-year terms in the first quarter of the year. This followed a 25% increase in 2018.

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Dutch plan for housing crisis

With Amsterdam’s housing shortage driving many of its residents out of the city, the Dutch government has decided to do something about it — including capping rents.

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Developers lodge plans for 3,500 new homes at former Irish Glass Bottle site in Dublin

An application for up to 3,500 homes in Ringsend in Dublin has been lodged with An Bord Pleanala.

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Belmayne: ‘It will take an actual fire to reveal the truth’

Belmayne: ‘It will take an actual fire to reveal the truth’

Two weeks ago, residents of Belmayne received a letter warning of possible defects in their homes, despite repairs carried out years ago. Michael Clifford reports Two weeks ago, residents of Belmayne received a letter warning of possible defects in their homes, despite repairs carried out years ago. Michael Clifford reports.

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Ireland has not learned from Grenfell and Berkeley tragedies, says top architect

Lessons learned following the Grenfell Tower fire in London have not filtered into Ireland according to Professor Orla Hegarty of the school of architecture in University College Dublin.

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Housing Alliance of Ireland: Rate of social housing building at risk

Ireland's rate of social housing building is at risk if the status of the organisations responsible is not changed.

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Raffle for apartment in Cork receives entries from Canada and Australia

A raffle for an apartment in Cork has seen ticket sales from as far afield as Canada and Australia, according to organisers.

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Housing charity welcomes new regulations on short-term lets

Housing charity Threshold is welcoming new regulations on short-term lets which come into effect today.

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House prices up outside Dublin but pace slows

House prices outside Dublin continue to rise, in some cases by double digits, but not as fast as expected.

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The Monday Interview: ‘Democratising’ dream homes for all

Designing and building your dream house should not be the preserve of only the rich and famous, says Kieran McCarthy.

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Devil is in the detail when it comes to housing crisis solution

Devil is in the detail when it comes to housing crisis solution

It was hard not to groan at the news that a plan to build almost 300 homes in the Dublin suburb of Glasnevin has been turned down by the planning board.

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Murphy: Tourism economy shouldn't be put above needs of people in emergency accommodation

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has defended new laws on short-term letting which will come into effect from Monday.

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House prices slow as analysis reveals 'stagnant' residential market, according to estate agents

The average value of a home in Ireland rose by 0.3% in the second quarter of this year.

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DNG: Allowing help-to-buy scheme to expire could majorly impact housing market

Estate agents DNG have warned that not extending the help-to-buy scheme could have a major impact on the housing market in the coming years.

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'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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