North coast of NI property boom 'pushes locals away' – BBC News

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharing image source, Getty Images A politician on the north coast says she has been contacted daily by people struggling to find an affordable local home. Independent assembly member (MLA) Claire Sugden said families had to move away because of housing problems. She said the issue, which has been happening for months,

Inbhear's inroad into meeting Clare town's demand for housing – Clare Champion

LAST week saw the official launch of Inbhear na Sionna, the new 47-unit estate, which has been delivered by approved housing body Co-operative Housing Ireland. The houses are one, two, three and four-bed units, each one with a BER rating of A3. Pearse O’Sheil is chairman of Co-Operative Housing Ireland and speaking about the organisation’s

New Private Tenancies Bill Moves To Second Stage In The Assembly –

The new Private Tenancies Bill, which aims to improve protections for tenants living in the private rented sector, has moved to the second stage in the Assembly. Commenting on the Bill, Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey said: “This Bill will ensure that those renting privately have access to good quality housing with peace of mind over

Lone Parent Families Most Likely To Become Homeless – ESRI Report – TodayFM

Lone parents and their children account for 53% of all homeless families in Ireland. A new report published by the ESRI has found lone parents are much more likely to experience poor housing than any other group. The report jointly commissioned by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says the overcrowding is an issue

People doubling up with relatives and women and children in refuges among 30000 'hidden homeless', charity says –

People forced to move back in with relatives, women and children in domestic violence shelters, and asylum seekers living in direct provision are among 30,000 ‘hidden homeless’ people not captured by official statistics, a leading charity has warned. new report from the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has highlighted the issues facing over

Government's housing plan fails to address family and child homelessness-SVP –

The Government’s Housing for All plan does not address family and child homelessness, according to a new report from St Vincent de Paul. The charity says they welcome the increased ambition regarding the States role in the provision of social and affordable housing and the commitment to work to eradicate homelessness by 2030. However, they

Gavin Yates: The housing market is broken… we should be careful how we fix it – Scottish Housing News

Published 10 September 2021 Gavin Yates Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates provides his take on this week’s Programme for Government, in particular the proposals for rent controls. The Scottish Government’s Programme for Government announced recently had many eye-catching headlines.  As usual, the push for independence was the biggest of the big-ticket items along with pledges

Belfast resident left tackling rat infestation with vacuum cleaner pole – Belfast Telegraph

Belfast councillors have hit out at the city’s “truly disturbing” pest problem, with one claiming a constituent has been left tackling rats in his home with a pole from a vacuum cleaner. he pandemic significantly hindered the council’s pest control team due to some staff being furloughed, with contact tracing and shielding measures hampering their

‘New generation’ of construction workers needed for housing supply – The Irish Times

Meeting the demand for skilled workers to increase housing supply to an average of 33,000 homes per year combined with retrofitting 500,000 homes under the Government’s climate action plan by 2030 “is a huge challenge”, Minister for the Environment and Climate Eamon Ryan has said. But, on the day Leaving Cert results were announced, it

Government Housing for All Plan – Snapshot of Key Measures – Lexology

The Government’s Housing for All plan was published yesterday.  The Plan aims to address some of the key issues surrounding housing, namely cost and supply.  The Plan targets State investment of €20 billion and the provision of an additional 300,000 housing units by 2030.  We have set out below a snap-shot of the legal measures announced in