'We have huge potential': Housing expert on rapid conversion of commercial units in Ireland

'We have huge potential': Housing expert on rapid conversion of commercial units in Ireland

The UK is looking at reviving its High Streets by proposing to allow commercial units to change to residential without planning permission.

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Tenant rights must be strengthened and 'no fault' evictions banned – Threshold

Tenant rights must be strengthened and 'no fault' evictions banned – Threshold

Housing charity, Threshold, is calling for tenant rights to strengthened and 'no fault' evictions banned, following new research showing a “significant power imbalance” between landlords and tenants.

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€108m loans approved by Home Building Finance Ireland

€108m loans approved by Home Building Finance Ireland

The State-backed lender for small and medium builders and developers approved loans worth €108 million in its first year of operation.

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Darragh O'Brien: Government's affordable homes to cost between €160,000-250,000

Darragh O'Brien: Government's affordable homes to cost between €160,000-250,000

The Housing Minister says new affordable homes will cost between €160,000 and €250,000.

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'We need to be consistent': Mortgage lending during pandemic needs clarification, consumer expert says

'We need to be consistent': Mortgage lending during pandemic needs clarification, consumer expert says

Some institutions, such as Bank of Ireland, are looking at applications on a case-by-case basis.

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Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien says Covid-19 will not delay Rebuilding Ireland mortgages

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien says Covid-19 will not delay Rebuilding Ireland mortgages

A Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan is a government-backed mortgage for first time buyers, available from a local authority. It can be used to purchase a new or second-hand property or for self-build and provides up to 90% of the market value of the property.

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'A lot of questions to be asked': Calls made for social housing options for older people

'A lot of questions to be asked': Calls made for social housing options for older people

The government's being called on to draw up a housing plan for older people.

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Home-buyers looking to move out of urban areas, say estate agents

Home-buyers looking to move out of urban areas, say estate agents

A yearning for more space, bigger gardens and reliable broadband has fuelled an unexpected surge in interest in house sales since letting agents reopened.

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Gardens, broadband and home offices priorities as demand for house sales surges

Gardens, broadband and home offices priorities as demand for house sales surges

There has been an unexpected surge in the demand for house sales in the weeks since estate agents returned to work following lockdown.

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House prices 'resilient' during height of Covid-19

House prices 'resilient' during height of Covid-19

House prices have fallen by 2.9% so far this year but held remarkably steady during the peak months of the coronavirus crisis, a new report has revealed.

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Sky's the limit for open-air rooms

Sky's the limit for open-air rooms

Home Editor Eve Kelliher gets the inside track on why we’re now so keen on outdoor havens

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Covid-19 has little impact on house prices but sales fall by more than a third in just one month

Covid-19 has little impact on house prices but sales fall by more than a third in just one month

The longer-term impact of the coronavirus on house prices is likely to emerge in the coming months, though.

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Irish Examiner View: Vacant sites levy not good enough

Irish Examiner View: Vacant sites levy not good enough

Are these laws just another example of legislative virtue signalling?

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Plans for new Cork homes as CSO report surge in apartments

Plans for new Cork homes as CSO report surge in apartments

Plans for 123 new apartments in the Cork suburb of Ballincollig have been lodged with An Bord Pleanála.

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Housing Alliance calls for new government to introduce affordable rental scheme

Housing Alliance calls for new government to introduce affordable rental scheme

This would involve local authorities acquiring and building housing developments specifically for long-term rental purposes, with rents priced significantly less than market rates.

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Landlord Yew Grove says its tenants paying almost all rents due this quarter

Landlord Yew Grove says its tenants paying almost all rents due this quarter

Irish stock market-listed office landlord Yew Grove - which has offices and industrial buildings in Dublin, Cork Airport, and Waterford IDA Park -- said it performing well in the Covid-19 economic storm in having collected almost all of the rent due from its company tenants.

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Rory Hearne: Covid-19 shows we need a new housing direction in Ireland

Rory Hearne: Covid-19 shows we need a new housing direction in Ireland

The pandemic has exposed the vast inequalities and dysfunctions of Ireland’s housing system and needs to be addressed urgently, writes Dr Rory Hearne

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Fine Gael TD 'disappointed' at government's housing failures

Fine Gael TD 'disappointed' at government's housing failures

A new Fine Gael TD has expressed her “disappointment” at the failure to deliver a proper affordable housing strategy, despite her party being in government since 2011.

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Sinn Féin draft plans for affordable housing scheme

Sinn Féin draft plans for affordable housing scheme

Amid reports of a stalemate of housing in government formation talks, Sinn Féin has sent a draft circular to all local authorities which it says will bring clarity to providing public housing.

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Numbers seeking help from Dublin homeless charity up 20% in a week

Numbers seeking help from Dublin homeless charity up 20% in a week

The number of people looking for help from one homelessness charity in Dublin city has increased by 20 per cent in the last week alone.

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Proposals on housing, hospitals: Suggestions tear back an Irish curtain

Proposals on housing, hospitals: Suggestions tear back an Irish curtain

Though former president of America, Barack Obama, did not mention anyone by name this weekend when he attacked officials’ response to coronavirus, saying the pandemic showed many “aren’t even pretending to be in charge” he made his sharpest intervention so far in the White House race.

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Stopping 'property market roller coaster’ should be priority for Government

Stopping 'property market roller coaster’ should be priority for Government

A plan “to stop the damaging roller coaster” of another boom-and-bust cycle for house prices should be a priority for the Government and other policymakers working to protect the Irish economy from the Covid-19 fallout, a research professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has warned.

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ESRI: Redouble efforts to stop damaging 'roller coaster' of Irish house price boom-and-bust

ESRI: Redouble efforts to stop damaging 'roller coaster' of Irish house price boom-and-bust

Government and other policymakers will have to redouble their efforts “to stop the damaging roller coaster” of boom-and-bust for Irish house prices that few other countries experience as the property market here heads for another tumble, the research professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute has warned.

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Murphy wants regulations to stop short-term lets returning to Air BnB-style platforms

Murphy wants regulations to stop short-term lets returning to Air BnB-style platforms

The Housing Minister says he wants to see regulations to stop former short-term lettings returning to platforms like Air BnB.

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Department misses 2019 target for social homes by almost 500

Department misses 2019 target for social homes by almost 500

The national target for the construction of new social homes was missed again last year.

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House prices to slide 12% this year as transactions dry up in Covid-19 hit market

House prices to slide 12% this year as transactions dry up in Covid-19 hit market

House prices will fall 12% this year amid the Covid-19 crisis before staging some sort of recovery in 2021, the chief executive of KBC Bank Ireland Peter Roebben has said.

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17% rise in new homes so far this year; apartments up 75%

17% rise in new homes so far this year; apartments up 75%

Just under 5,000 new homes were completed in the first quarter of the year, according to the Central Statistics Office.

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Housing charity sees 28% rise in cases since start of Covid-19

Housing charity sees 28% rise in cases since start of Covid-19

The number of new cases dealt with by housing charity Threshold in Dublin so far this year is already 42% of the total number of cases seen in the county last year.

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Boyd Barrett says its 'just a gamble' to tender Irish Glass Bottle site to private developers for public housing

Boyd Barrett says its 'just a gamble' to tender Irish Glass Bottle site to private developers for public housing

The People Before Profit TD said the site should be kept in State possession.

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Go-ahead granted for 500 'fast track' apartments in Howth

Go-ahead granted for 500 'fast track' apartments in Howth

The plans were opposed widely in the local community and subject to a comprehensive objection from the Howth Sutton Community Council.

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Plans for apartment blocks approved despite opposition from former TDs Ruth Coppinger and Joan Burton

Plans for apartment blocks approved despite opposition from former TDs Ruth Coppinger and Joan Burton

Green light given for eight-story apartment block apartment plan in spite of Dublin TDs' opposition.

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Cork City councillors approve plan for social housing units

Cork City councillors approve plan for social housing units

Cork’s city councillors have approved four variations to the city development plan, paving the way for the delivery of almost 150 social housing units, including a downsizing scheme for the elderly.

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Covid-19: Rental market sees rise in properties available 'likely due to the collapse in tourism'

Covid-19: Rental market sees rise in properties available 'likely due to the collapse in tourism'

There has been an increase in the supply of properties available for rent this month due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Over 40,000 homes granted planning permission in 2019, CSO reveals

Over 40,000 homes granted planning permission in 2019, CSO reveals

More than 40,000 homes were granted planning permission in 2019.

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Report shows how much planning, finance and VAT adds to cost of building Dublin houses

Report shows how much planning, finance and VAT adds to cost of building Dublin houses

The cost of delivering new homes in Dublin ranges from more than €330,000 for a two-bed townhouse to more than €460,000 for a two-bed apartment.

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Sharp rise in health insurance costs and rents for February in Ireland

Sharp rise in health insurance costs and rents for February in Ireland

The cost of residential rents and health insurance have continued to climb, according to the latest Consumer Price Index, for February.

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Arup building firm revenues increase 9% to more than €70m

Arup building firm revenues increase 9% to more than €70m

Revenues at Arup, one of the contractors involved in building the €1.7bn National Children’s Hospital (NCH) project, rose to more than €70m last year.

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County Council to enlist agents to identify retail-unit apartment conversions

County Council to enlist agents to identify retail-unit apartment conversions

Cork County Council looks set to enlist the help of estate agents to better promote a scheme aimed at encouraging more people to live over shops in towns and villages.

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First-time buyers paying €52k extra for new homes: Banking & Payments Federation

First-time buyers paying €52k extra for new homes: Banking & Payments Federation

Substantial affordability issues remain in the housing sector despite an increase in supply, a report from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland shows.

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Dublin Renters Union to protest outside luxury apartment block

Dublin Renters Union to protest outside luxury apartment block

A housing protest will take place outside a luxury apartment block in Dublin this afternoon.

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Call for social housing on Cork's seven islands to sustain communities

Call for social housing on Cork's seven islands to sustain communities

The next government is to be urged to create a specific policy to bolster the building of social housing on the islands to ensure their populations don't die out.

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Judge overseeing squatting case calls for action on derelict houses on Cork's Boreenmanna Road

Judge overseeing squatting case calls for action on derelict houses on Cork's Boreenmanna Road

A District Court Judge called for action on derelict houses in Cork City's Boreenmanna Road yesterday stating that a number of people were coming before the court charged with squatting in properties there.

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Report reveals how much couple needs to earn in order to buy house in Dublin

Report reveals how much couple needs to earn in order to buy house in Dublin

The report shows the average price of a house in the capital has almost doubled in seven years for first-time buyers.

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UCC president's blaming of Government for student rent crisis 'a cop out' say students

UCC president's blaming of Government for student rent crisis 'a cop out' say students

UCC’s president has been accused of blaming the Government so he can “cop out” of his responsibility to students on his own campus.

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Charity wants a referendum on the right to housing

Charity wants a referendum on the right to housing

It also wants the next government to commit to building 35,000 new homes a year.

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Apartment fire safety rules ‘now too lax’ after lobbying

Apartment fire safety rules ‘now too lax’ after lobbying

New fire safety regulations for apartments have been changed following lobbying from a major international development company.

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'Sláintecare-type' approach urged to social and affordable homes plan

'Sláintecare-type' approach urged to social and affordable homes plan

A “Slaintecare-type” plan aimed at dealing with the country’s housing shortage is being developed in the government formation talks.

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Michael Clifford: Apartment sprinklers are now all systems go

Michael Clifford: Apartment sprinklers are now all systems go

New fire regulations for open-plan living are, like so much of the State’s planning process,developer-led, but is there a cost to safety standards? asks Michael Clifford.

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Familiar faces behind Frankfield's first housing development in 20 years

Familiar faces behind Frankfield's first housing development in 20 years

THERE are some seasoned chestnuts involved in the c €10 million new house development called The Oaks, about to shoot up in Cork’s outer suburban Douglas.

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Former Waldorf Astoria in New York to test high-end homes market

Former Waldorf Astoria in New York to test high-end homes market

New York’s closed Waldorf Astoria will re-emerge this week as an apartment building, testing whether nostalgia for a cherished landmark can spark high-dollar deals in a market glutted with luxury homes.

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Fast-track scheme saw 10,000 more new homes green lighted in 2019 than previous year

Fast-track scheme saw 10,000 more new homes green lighted in 2019 than previous year

Planning was granted for almost 17,000 new homes under the government’s fast-track planning scheme in 2019, an increase of almost 10,000 on the previous year.

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Homeowners 'needlessly paying' on average €3,480 in extra mortgage repayments, survey finds

Homeowners 'needlessly paying' on average €3,480 in extra mortgage repayments, survey finds

Irish homeowners could shave 10 years off their home repayments by switching mortgages and keeping their repayments at the same level

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Calls for construction taxes to be reduced to increase housing supply

Calls for construction taxes to be reduced to increase housing supply

Some of Munster’s top business leaders have called for taxes on the construction industry to be reduced in order to boost housing supply in the region.

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'They thought of everything': Age-specific housing in East Cork

'They thought of everything': Age-specific housing in East Cork

“It’s a lovely system. They thought of everything. You feel so secure here and cared for.”

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Vittorio Bufacchi: People in direct provision could be the key to housing crisis

Vittorio Bufacchi: People in direct provision could be the key to housing crisis

We need people living abroad to build our houses, but they cannot move here as there aren’t enough houses for them to live in, writes Vittorio Bufacchi.

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Just 16 applications for year-round short-term lets lodged in Dublin city

Just 16 applications for year-round short-term lets lodged in Dublin city

Very few Airbnb-style hosts in Dublin city are adhering to new rules, despite a crackdown on short-term lets.

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UCC students prepared to strike if rent hike goes ahead

UCC students prepared to strike if rent hike goes ahead

Students at University College Cork (UCC) are prepared to take strike action unless rents are frozen in college-owned accommodation for the next three years.

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Protest group halt building of social housing in west Dublin

Protest group halt building of social housing in west Dublin

Around 50 people, calling themselves 'House the Irish First' have been protesting at the site on Ladyswell Road in Mulhuddart since mid January

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Voters across Europe frustrated with thin ideas on solving housing

Voters across Europe frustrated with thin ideas on solving housing

Before a sex tape dashed Benjamin Griveaux’s hopes of becoming the next mayor of Paris, the preferred candidate of French President Emmanuel Macron could be found promoting his answer to the capital city’s increasingly dysfunctional housing market.

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EY: ‘Housing pressures set to persist’

EY: ‘Housing pressures set to persist’

The housing market is likely to see continued “significant” pressure for the next couple of years, despite ambitious promises by the major political parties during the general election.

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