The Union Of Students In Ireland Welcomes Action Plan For Housing And Homelessness

The Union of Students in Ireland has welcomed the Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness launched today by Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney. USI said the action plan included new steps that will help address and reduce the number of people in homelessness. Among the Action Plan’s goals will be a […]

Rebuilding Ireland – ALONE Welcomes Action Plan For Housing And Homelessness

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed the housing solutions for older people proposed in Rebuilding Ireland, the Government’s Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness. Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Housing Simon Coveney today announced their intention to build and buy thousands of houses and units in a […]

Construction Industry Federation Statement On Housing Action Plan

The Construction Industry Federation has welcomed Minister Coveney’s Action Plan for Housing after the strategy was approved at cabinet level today. CIF Director General, Tom Parlon said: “There is widespread agreement that the housing supply shortage is a major challenge facing Irish society.  Today’s strategy is a welcome step in addressing this challenge of unlocking […]

CIF Opinion Article: Lack Of Investment In Housing, Water And Broadband Will Cost Us For Generations

All parties involved in trying to form a government agree that solving the housing shortage will be a priority, it appears. However, the housing crisis cannot be solved without addressing Ireland’s infrastructure gap. Without addressing both, Ireland risks creating miserable and unsustainable communities cramped into the Greater Dublin region while our rural economy stagnates. A […]

Reducing Construction Cost Is Key To Solving Housing Crisis

A high level group of policy-makers has heard that the housing crisis will not be resolved until there is a reduction in the cost of Government levies and taxation estimated to be 36% of the value of a new homes at a forum hosted by the Construction Industry Federation. Hubert Fitzpatrick, Director of the Irish […]

Remedying our national problems must be the overriding concern – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has restated his belief that addressing the ongoing crises in health, housing and mortgage arrears must trump any other political or party priority in terms of the formation of the next government. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he confirmed that he along with four other Independent TD’s are set to meet […]

ALONE reach 1000 signatures in ‘homeless in all but name’ Campaign 2015

ALONE, the charity that provides services for older people in need, have gathered the support of 1,000 people for their ‘homeless in all but name’ campaign, highlighting Ireland’s mounting crisis around housing our older people.   ALONE’s Annual Report,  revealed that over 50% of all calls received by ALONE in 2014, were directly related to […]

Housing a growing concern for Irish people – Eurobarometer

Housing is a growing concern for Irish people, according to the results of the latest Eurobarometer survey released today, which reveals that levels of concern over housing have shot up from 9% in the previous survey, to 23% in the latest survey. Unemployment is a top concern on a national level, while on a personal […]

Housing must keep pace with Tipperary’s expected population increase of 10,000 – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly to ensure that Tipperary’s projected population growth is matched with an equal commitment to increased housing development. Deputy McGrath was speaking as submissions are being called for on the County’s new Development Plan: “I want to compliment the work of the […]

Housing Funding up by 40% to €800m – 7,500 new homes in 2015

Local Authority Construction & Acquisition of Housing Units to more than quadruple in 2015 –      Homelessness service spend to increase by over 20% to €55 million   The Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr. Alan Kelly T.D., & Minister of State Mr Paudie Coffey T.D. today (14 October 2014) said 2015 will see Government aggressively tackling […]

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