Housing bill will 'bridge affordability gap' for first-time buyers – Minister – Belfast Telegraph

New legislation will help to “bridge the affordability gap” for first-time buyers, the Housing Minister has said. abinet unanimously approved the Affordable Housing Bill 2021 for publication at a meeting on Tuesday. More than 6,000 homes will be built over the next four years under the scheme, Minister Darragh O’Brien said. Today Cabinet approved the

Irish government policy is incentivising property funds to buy up entire housing estates, say opposition – TheJournal.ie

Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin today Image: Leah Farrell Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin today Image: Leah Farrell SOLUTIONS TO THE issue of global investment funds buying up entire estates to be placed on the rental market can be found in the tax code, Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin has

Investment firm that bought majority of Kildare estate now jointly buys 112-house unit in Dublin – Extra.ie

The investment firm that controversially bought the majority of homes in a housing estate in Maynooth has acquired a new 112-house development in north-west Dublin. Round Hill Capital, together with SFO Capital Partners, announced last week that it had bought Bay Meadows, a new ‘suburban family home development’ close to Blanchardstown. The companies plan to

Right to buy faces further criticism due to social housing shortages – – Realbusiness

When the government announced plans to broaden the Right to Buy initiative and improve access to affordable housing, it was welcomed as a positive move by most. More recently, the scheme has faced criticism for generating vast sums of cash for the Treasury, while doing little to reverse or even reduce the country’s rising housing

Just half the required housing will be developed this year, minister warns – Irish Examiner

Some 30,000 homes are needed each year – but the Covid-19 construction shutdown is likely to see less than half that number completed, Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien has admitted. Just 12,000 to 14,000 homes are expected to be completed this year, the minister said, speaking ahead of him bringing new legislation on affordable housing to

Staycation Northern Ireland: Properties near the sea perfect for a relaxing break – Belfast Live

Staycations are becoming more popular as we search for a relaxing break here in Northern Ireland. With some summer holidays abroad being cancelled and others being uncertain, a staycation is a great option allowing yourself to still have that well deserved break. We are lucky to have so much beauty on our doorstep, including stunning

Today's news headlines: Row over plan to exempt rental income from Fair Deal scheme, and PUP to be phased out slowly after pandemic – Independent.ie

Proposals to exempt rental income from family homes from contributions to the State’s Fair Deal nursing home scheme have sparked a major row between Government ministers. Meanwhile, an exclusive Irish Independent/Kantar poll can reveal that the majority of fans north and south of the border favour a single international football team. Here are the top

Housing market in Cornwall 'gone completely crazy' – adding to further strain on locals – Sky News

The number of people looking to buy property in Cornwall has risen by more than 140% – the highest growth rate of any county in Britain. Analysis for Sky News by the property website Rightmove has found more than 15 million people searched for properties in Cornwall in the first quarter of this year, compared

The struggle to save Sursock Palace after Beirut blast – RTE.ie

The palace owned by the Lebanese and Anglo-Irish family, the Sursock Cochranes, suffered extensive damage to its building and artwork during the Beirut port blast last August, writes Hannah McCarthy. The damage, caused by the 3,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate which ignited last August at the port, has placed an enormous burden on a population

Man accused of aiding gang in Regency Hotel murder granted bail – The Irish Times

One of three Dublin men accused of helping a crime gang murder David Byrne at the Regency Hotel five years ago has been granted bail by the Special Criminal Court on Monday. Mr Byrne was shot dead at the hotel in Swords, Co Dublin, in February 2016 after five men, three disguised as armed gardaí,