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Level of debt taken on by Approved Housing Bodies too high, Oireachtas will hear

The level of debt being taken on by Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) is too high, with organisations unable to take on more borrowing to fund their role in meeting accommodation

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Court of Appeal dismisses businessman’s appeals relating to Naas property case

  The Court of Appeal has dismissed a businessman’s appeals in a case where he sought to assert a beneficial interest in the former home of himself and his ex-wife

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The number of residential commencement notices lodged in Ireland in 2021 was above pre-pandemic levels, according to a new report from Deloitte.

  Deloitte Ireland’s latest Real Estate Planning & Development Statistics report shows that commencement notices were lodged on 24,304 units in 2021, in residential schemes comprising more than 20 units.

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Developers cast doubt over Dublin City Council’s housing targets

Major developers have cast doubt over Dublin City Council’s housing targets, calling into question the potential to deliver the scale of new homes needed to tackle the housing crisis. Developers

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Focus Ireland calls for ‘generation rent’ to be saved amid poorly regulated rental sector

Focus Ireland has called for ‘generation rent’ to be saved as Ireland has been cited as one of the most poorly regulated rental sectors in western Europe. Dr Richard Waldron,

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Homes for Clontarf, contactless now king for consumers, and lab-grown chicken put to the test

Up to 5,000 new homes could be built on the grounds of Clontarf Golf Club if the 75-acre site is rezoned for residential purposes, and if members of the club

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Building supplies company is third challenger to Galway Ring Road

A building supplies company is the third challenger to take a High Court action over permission granted for the Galway City Ring Road, claiming a change to the scheme “flies

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SEAI site ‘overwhelmed’ after retrofit scheme announced

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications said he believes there is huge public interest in the Government retrofitting plan and the SEAI website was “overwhelmed” with public interest

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Labour and material shortage may impact retrofit scheme

The Government’s push to get hundreds of thousands of homes retrofitted has become more urgent, as the cost of fuel rises and the clock ticks down on climate action targets.

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Killiney planning: ‘There is no way housing built on that strip of land would help solve the crisis’

There is a steady stream of walkers and cars passing along Vico Road, Ireland’s answer to Italy’s Amalfi Coast, on an overcast but pleasant afternoon on Wednesday. People stop to

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Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien admits house prices will continue to rise in 2022

Darragh O’Brien has admitted house prices will continue to rise this year. The Minister for Housing has conceded that the crisis in housing, which is seeing Generation Rent trapped in

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How everything is different for today’s first-time buyers

You might be someone in your late 20s, 30s or 40s who’s still living with parents, wondering how they managed to get a secure home and you can’t. You might

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‘No silver bullet’ to reduce house prices warns Minister

The Minister for Housing has said that increasing housing supply alone will not be enough to reduce prices. Speaking at the launch of the second quarterly progress report on the

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Housing for All: Q4 2021 Progress Report published

The government today published the second quarterly update on progress of the implementation of Housing for All. It shows significant progress towards the government’s plan to increase the supply of

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Inflation, not supply, is real issue in Irish housing market, says mortgage broker

While lack of supply is often cited as the main issue in the Irish housing market, a mortgage broker has said the real issue is inflation and that this will

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Time for reality check on State’s capacity to build social housing

One interpretation of the 2020 general election result and Sinn Féin’s subsequent rise in opinion polls is that the electorate is now increasingly left leaning. Some argue there is latent

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House prices forecast to rise by 5% as supply struggles to meet demand

Property prices are expected to rise by about 5 per cent this year as supply shortages, pent-up demand and pandemic savings continue to drive activity, according to a survey of

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Traveller housing scheme planned for next to Cork’s Spring Lane site

    Traveller housing scheme planned for next to Cork’s Spring Lane site

Funding approval had been obtained from the Department of Housing for a group housing scheme at the adjoining Ellis’s Yard site, council report reveals A local authority has secured State

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Irish residential properties bets big on rentals

    Irish residential properties bets big on rentals

Irish Residential Properties Reit (Ires) yesterday announced the latest expansion in its portfolio on apartments for rent with the acquisition of 152 units at Ashbrook in Clontarf, Dublin 3, for

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Record low of 11,300 homes listed for sale as prospective buyers face increasing prices

    Record low of 11,300 homes listed for sale as prospective buyers face increasing prices

Prospective homebuyers face further difficulties in the housing market with increasing prices and record low supply. According to the latest MyHome.ie / Davy Q4 2021 Property Price Report, the annual

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 –

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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

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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.

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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

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