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# Housing

This week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Peter McVerry Trust to receive €4 million this week in first tranche of emergency Govt funding
It was confirmed on Tuesday that the Government is to provide up to €15 million in funding to the charity.
Local authorities provided just 44 units of Traveller housing in three years, Committee to hear
The Irish Traveller Movement will appear before an Oireachtas committee this morning to discuss Traveller accommodation.
Govt approves €15 million in emergency funding for Peter McVerry Trust amid cashflow issues
In August, the charity said it was experiencing cashflow pressures that were “more acute than would traditionally be the case”.
Last week
19th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Just under 65,000 renters have claimed the Rent Tax Credit so far this year
The figures were given to Sinn Féin TD and housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin in response to a Parliamentary Question.
575 people apply for 13 new cost-rental homes in Swords in just three days
The 13 three-bedroom houses will cost €1,654 per month to rent.
Last month
November 2023
Govt can move ahead with short-term let register following EU decision
The Department of Tourism “can move ahead” with its legislation, it confirmed.
Threshold worked with over 12,000 households deemed at risk of homelessness last year
The housing charity supported more than 12,000 households last year, a 12% increase on the previous year.
Expert group to examine the whole process around buying a house from bidding to probate
Leo Varadkar said some people are facing lots of delays buying a house.
'We’ll work hard to win your trust': McDonald says she wants to form a Govt without FF and FG
Mary Lou McDonald says her party will fix the housing crisis ‘once and for all’.
Housing minister to meet European Commission next month over delays in Airbnb crackdown
The plan to bring 12,000 short-term let properties back into long-term use is delayed due a decision by the EU Commission.
October 2023
Time-limits on accommodation for Ukrainians will only apply to new arrivals, Tánaiste indicates
Providing education to children from Ukraine remains a key priority for Micheál Martin, he says.
Threshold calls for NCT-style inspections of rental properties over concerns about poor standards
Threshold’s Q3 Impact report said that 7% of overall queries last quarter related to accommodation standards, up from 4.5% in the previous quarter.
Staff at new Children's Hospital may be housed at Crumlin hospital
CHI is struggling to find accommodation for staff amid the ongoing housing crisis.
Children's Health Ireland is struggling to find accommodation for staff amid the ongoing housing crisis, Órla Ryan reports
The INMO says housing is "becoming one of the biggest barriers to recruiting and retaining nurses and midwives"
Dublin could become a medical centre of excellence, if we can recruit and house enough staff, one senator says
New Children's Hospital won't open until April 2025 at the earliest
'Blah, blah, blah, Sinn Féin': Doherty and Martin face off over housing
There were robust exchanges in the Dáil this afternoon over the Government’s housing record.
Close to four in 10 housing completions in last quarter were apartments
There were 8,452 new dwelling completions in quarter three of this year, according to new data from the CSO.
Just 27 properties available to rent within HAP discretionary rate late month, report shows
This was the lowest number of HAP properties recorded by the Simon Communities of Ireland’s Locked Out of the Market series.
Plan to impose time limit on State accommodation for Ukrainians deferred by coalition leaders
A senior source confirmed that it was decided that “more work” was needed on the specifics of social welfare.
Landlords selling up will have to give tenant option to buy as delayed legislation goes to Cabinet
The much-delayed law has been promised since the eviction ban was lifted earlier this year.
Almost three in 10 people want to own a home but don't think they ever will, survey shows
The Banking & Payments Federation Ireland survey looks at people’s housing circumstances and expectations.
Analysis: The government's three Budget policies which could throw €500m into a housing money pit
Voters are entitled to an explanation on how the three policies will help deal with the state’s many housing issues, writes Paul O’Donoghue.
Housing Minister: Report of two properties acquired under Govt scheme 'doesn't tell full story'
Last week, The Journal reported that just two properties have been acquired since April under a scheme designed to keep people facing evictions in their homes.
Almost 700 homes delivered under the government's First Home Scheme this year
The scheme has approved over 2,500 applications, who have yet to drawdown their loan.
CSO to investigate 'discrepancy' of 84,000 homes in official estimates of private rented market
The CSO will examine why such a gap exists between Census figures and the RTB’s data.
Just two properties acquired under Government scheme to keep renters in their homes
The cost rental tenant in situ scheme was introduced by the Government earlier this year.
Opinion: It's time we grasped the nettle and taxed those hoarding property in Ireland
Economist Ciarán Casey pushes back against the argument that it’s acceptible to allow so much property to go derelict.
Radical changes to Ireland's planning system are coming - here's what's in the new laws
The legislation aims to cut planning appeals from 47 weeks to 18 weeks.
Pharmacists to be allowed dispense some medicines, including the pill, without GP prescription
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly will bring the proposal before Cabinet this morning to help alleviate pressure on GPs.
'Great in theory, but the reality is different': FG housing spokesperson on the eviction ban
John Cummins said there is “no question” that homelessness remains the biggest challenge in housing.
September 2023
Record high number of children in emergency accommodation, August figures show
Officials have stated there was an error in processing recent homelessness data.
House prices in third quarter of 2023 up 1.1% from one year ago
That’s according to the latest quarterly house prices report by
Focus Ireland recorded 30% increase in service users last year as homelessness rose
Around 16,000 people used the charity’s services in 2022, rising from 12,300 the previous year.
Fewer than 50,000 renters have claimed the Rent Tax Credit so far this year
A report by
Cormac Fitzgerald
The figures come as the Government contemplates doubling the amount available for renters to claim back in next month’s Budget.
Housing charity regulator appoints financial inspectors to Peter McVerry Trust
The housing and homelessness charity notified the regulator of ‘financial and governance’ issues at the organisation in July.
Sinn Féin questions whether affordable housing target on track based on latest figures
The minister hopes that delivery will ramp up towards the end of the year.
Arranmore to host first ever Oireachtas meeting on offshore island amid housing supply concerns
A report is set to recommend that government establishes an approved housing body with a focus on islands.
Homeless charity reports 17% drop in people supported last year
The Dublin Simon Community launched its 2022 annual report today.
Government says price potential increases always considered as First Home scheme is extended
The scheme, which helps first-time buyers to purchase a home, is being extended to properties built by site owners for personal use.
Tenants say gardaí 'made eejits' of them after calling for assistance during improper eviction
“You could’ve put anything in front of me, and I would’ve signed it,” the tenant told The Journal.
Bacik: 'I have received threats from the far-right'
Ivana Bacik says the Labour Party is ready for the next general election.
Criticism as buyers in new housing estate asked for extra €60k to finish homes
The buyers were asked for an extra €60,000 so that the developer could finish the homes.