Investment funds are 'having a laugh' at Ireland's housing policy – Desmond – The Irish Times

International investment funds are “having a laugh” at the Government over its housing strategy and its social housing policy is a “shocking mismanagement of public funds”, businessman Dermot Desmond has told the Government. In private letters sent last December and February, Mr Desmond criticised Government policy on housing and the over-reliance on international institutions and

Work to start next month on Moycullen bypass – Connacht Tribune Group

Twelve hundred private rental properties in Galway City and County inspected by two councils last year were not complaint with minimum standards set for landlords. The National Oversight Audit Committee (Noac) said that 100% of rental homes inspected by Galway City Council in 2020 were deemed to be non-complaint with rental property regulations. This included

Hundreds of Galway rental homes fail to meet minimum standards – Connacht Tribune Group

Twelve hundred private rental properties in Galway City and County inspected by two councils last year were not complaint with minimum standards set for landlords. The National Oversight Audit Committee (Noac) said that 100% of rental homes inspected by Galway City Council in 2020 were deemed to be non-complaint with rental property regulations. This included

Simon Community launches 'Creating Homes' initiative to help homeless in Northern Ireland – http://www.viewdigital.org

Main image: Jim Dennison; Chief Executive of Simon Community, with Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey and Kirsten Hewitt, Director of Homelessness Services at the launch of Creating Homes A homelessness charity in Northern Ireland has launched a new ‘Creating Homes’ programme to buy as well as manage 50 homes for people who are homeless as part

How 'Costa del North Coast' no longer haven for working class as house rental hits £12k for a week – Belfast Telegraph

The north Antrim coast is no longer a place where “hard working people” can afford property or holidays. ocal politicians believe the area in and around Portrush has become so exorbitantly expensive it has priced out all but the elite few, while a tourism expert said the cost of property may even become a barrier

Raft of mica lawsuits planned amid fears thousands won't get full redress – Independent.ie

At least 10 “pathfinder” lawsuits over the devastation caused by the mica scandal will be filed in the High Court in the coming weeks. he cases are being privately paid for by business interests in Donegal who are providing funding to cover the claimants’ legal costs. A lawyer involved in the cases said he expected

Number of properties on NI housing market down by almost a half from pre-pandemic levels – The Irish News

THE number of homes for sale in the north is 44 per cent below pre-pandemic levels, with fewer than half of rental properties now available compared to 2019. New analysis from PropertyPal said while activity in the local housing market has somewhat cooled off from recent spikes, it remains high, with a shortage in the

Sinn Féin proposes additional €3.5bn in budget spending – The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has proposed an additional €3.5 billion on top of the Government’s proposed expenditure for Budget 2022, with a promise to build 20,000 social and affordable homes next year and provide more than 900 new hospital beds. The party on Thursday published its pre-budget submission which includes a range of spending measures and promises

Rory Hearne: Vacant homes present an opportunity we are ignoring – Irish Examiner

“If you tolerate this, then your children will be next”, sang the Manic Street Preachers. It’s apt when we consider the way we’ve tolerated the criminal neglect of vacant and derelict properties blighting our country for decades — a subject to which this newspaper recently dedicated a series with important, in-depth analysis.  Our children are

Tackling house building costs better for economy than easier credit – Central Bank – The Irish Times

Central Bank of Ireland deputy governor Sharon Donnery warned on Tuesday against using a relaxation of mortgage rules to boost housebuilding activity, suggesting the economy would fare better from government measures to reduce construction costs through planning levies, building regulations and the tax system. “The economy is likely better served by a policy mix that