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AIB launches new €500m social housing fund

    AIB launches new €500m social housing fund

Bank says money will finance 3,000 new units AIB is launching a new €500 million fund to back the development of up to 3,000 social houses. It is a follow-on from

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Expert urges planners to approve ‘simple’ Conor McGregor house extension

    Expert urges planners to approve ‘simple’ Conor McGregor house extension

The house extension plan by MMA star Conor McGregor has a “simple” design and complements the existing home at the site. That is according to Mr McGregor’s planning expert, Kevin

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Mica redress scheme finalised after intense talks on increased rates

    Mica redress scheme finalised after intense talks on increased rates

Darragh O’Brien to bring memo to Cabinet on revised scheme for rebuilds in Donegal and Mayo The Government finalised a redress scheme late last night for thousands of families in Donegal and Mayo affected

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O’Flynn seeks to build 275 homes on Cork’s northside

    O’Flynn seeks to build 275 homes on Cork’s northside

Plans have been submitted for a strategic housing development on the north side of Cork City. O’Flynn Construction wants to build 275 residential units off the Ballyhooly Road in Ballyvolane.

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First-time buyers squeezed out by high prices, lack of stock and competition

    First-time buyers squeezed out by high prices, lack of stock and competition

First-time buyers (FTBs) are being squeezed out of the market for new homes, with cash-rich purchasers and cuckoo funds snapping up half the available stock. New figures from the Banking

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Why hundreds of finished homes lie empty across the country

    Why hundreds of finished homes lie empty across the country

Castle View, a brand-new housing estate with 100 residential units in Lucan, Co Dublin, was completed in May. Pristine and picture perfect, the houses are energy-efficient, and the development also

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No international expertise sought on mica problem

    No international expertise sought on mica problem

The Department of Housing has not engaged with officials in other countries regarding properties afflicted with construction problems involving defects such as mica in concrete blocks. Minister for Housing Darragh

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Mary Lou McDonald describes affordable housing plan as ‘absolute failure’

    Mary Lou McDonald describes affordable housing plan as ‘absolute failure’

A Government plan to build affordable housing has been described as an “absolute failure” after it emerged only eight homes will be delivered this year. In October 2018, the Government

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Dublin and Cork have highest average house prices in the country

    Dublin and Cork have highest average house prices in the country

The average price of a house is now almost €24,000 higher than it was a year ago, with the rise in prices more pronounced outside of city areas. As the Irish

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Belief that building more homes will bring down prices ‘a red herring’

    Belief that building more homes will bring down prices ‘a red herring’

Housing conference hears many young people slaves to rent because of mortgage rules A belief that increasing housing supply – the key target of the Government’s multi-billion euro housing strategy

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Minister defends ‘multifaceted’ Housing for All plan

    Minister defends ‘multifaceted’ Housing for All plan

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has defended the Housing for All plan as a “different” and “multifaceted” strategy in which the State was the biggest builder. He said the plan,

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Will the government’s ‘Housing For All’ plan finally solve Ireland’s social housing crisis?

    Will the government’s ‘Housing For All’ plan finally solve Ireland’s social housing crisis?

Social housing in Ireland is at crisis levels due to a booming population and a limited supply of residential properties. Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien is finally expected to unveil

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State to Create 45,000 Social Homes

The Government’s much anticipated plan to tackle the housing crisis is set into motion as a State fund will purchase distressed properties from banks and a pledge to build 45,000 new social houses at least by 2021.

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CIF calls for creation of ministerial post for Infrastructure and Construction

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has called on the next Government to create a Minister for Infrastructure and Construction to deal with the infrastructure and housing crisis across the Country.

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