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Workers’ Party publishes costed proposal for cross-subsidised public housing

Workers’ Party publishes costed proposal for cross-subsidised public housing

Workers’ Party publishes costed proposal for cross-subsidised public housing.


Fr. Peter McVerry welcomes ‘Solidarity Housing’ as important contribution to thinking on housing

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Statutory declaration must now be signed if tenants evicted in order to sell property

Statutory declaration must now be signed if tenants evicted in order to sell property

Statutory declaration must now be signed if tenants evicted in order to sell property.

 

New rent measures ‘designed to frustrate’, landlords say.

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Some social housing units unoccupied for more than a year between tenants

Some social housing units unoccupied for more than a year between tenants

Some social housing units unoccupied for more than a year between tenants.


It is taking more than a year to get social housing units ready for new tenants after they have been vacated in some parts of the country.

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Modular homes construction costs rise by 140%

Modular homes construction costs rise by 140%

Modular homes construction costs rise by 140%


It has emerged modular homes being built to alleviate the homelessness crisis in Dublin will end up costing taxpayers over €240,000 each.

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Asking prices for houses nationwide up by 2.1% in Q1

Asking prices for houses nationwide up by 2.1% in Q1

Asking prices for houses nationwide up by 2.1% in Q1.

 

Research from property website Myhome.ie indicates that property prices are showing renewed signs of momentum.

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83 families became homeless in February, says charity

83 families became homeless in February, says charity

83 families became homeless in February, says charity.

New figures from Focus Ireland show that 83 families became homeless in February.

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ESRI says mortgage rules should be modified

ESRI says mortgage rules should be modified

ESRI says mortgage rules should be modified.

The Economic and Social Research Institute has said that the Central Bank's mortgage lending rules should be modified to ensure more housing is built.

However, it also recommends that a modified rule would work to prevent an oversupply of housing, as happened during the last decade.

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Dublin rental figures higher than 2007 peak

Dublin rental figures higher than 2007 peak

Dublin rental figures higher than 2007 peak.

Figures from the Private Residential Tenancies Board show that rents in Dublin are now higher than they were during the previous peak in 2007.

However the data shows that the rate of growth in the cost of rented accommodation slowed in the final quarter of last year.

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Apartment building in Dublin at virtual standstill

Apartment building in Dublin at virtual standstill

Apartment building in Dublin at virtual standstill - ERSI report.

A report on the housing shortage says apartment building has all but ground to a halt in Dublin, despite an increasing demand for homes and sharply rising prices.

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The Government is to consider laws to prevent evictions from rentals

The Government is to consider laws to prevent evictions from rentals

The Government is to consider laws to prevent evictions from rentals.

The Government is to examine the introduction of legislative changes to prevent banks from evicting tenants from repossessed rental properties.

It is one of a range of measures discussed at a meeting between the housing charity Focus Ireland and Taoiseach Enda Kenny last Friday.

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House prices down 0.5% on monthly basis in January

House prices down 0.5% on monthly basis in January

House prices down 0.5% on monthly basis in January.


New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that house prices nationwide rose by 7.6% in the year to January.

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WRC 'unaware' of new rent allowance responsibility

WRC 'unaware' of new rent allowance responsibility

WRC 'unaware' of new rent allowance responsibility

The Workplace Relations Commission has said it does not have the resources to adjudicate on cases of alleged discrimination by landlords against prospective tenants in receipt of rent allowance.

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Families in emergency accommodation up 90% in 2015

Families in emergency accommodation up 90% in 2015

Families in emergency accommodation up 90% in 2015

 

The number of families in emergency accommodation increased by 90% last year, according to the Simon Communities of Ireland.

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Residential Property Prices rise by 6.6% in the year to December

Residential Property Prices rise by 6.6% in the year to December

Residential Property Prices rise by 6.6% in the year to December.


In the year to December, residential property prices at a national level, increased by 6.6%. This compares with an increase of 6.5% in November and an increase of 16.3% recorded in the twelve months to December 2014.

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Ulster Bank Construction PMI Report Growth of activity quickens to five-month high

Ulster Bank Construction PMI Report Growth of activity quickens to five-month high

Ulster Bank Construction PMI® Report (RoI), Growth of activity quickens to five-month high.


December data signalled a positive end to 2015 in the Irish construction sector, with activity rising at a sharper pace in response to further steep growth of new orders.

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