Davy Economic Report Forecasts ‘Rapid Growth’

According to a report by Davy, Ireland is on the verge of rapid economic growth. A broad-based acceleration of economic growth is expected with growth of national income to 4.5% in 2024 and 4.3% in 2025. Features of Davy’s new economic forecasts include Employment growth of 2% a year helped by Foreign Direct Investment, Lower […]

ALONE says solutions in housing for older people solve the housing crisis for all

In its submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing the organisation calls for targeted housing delivery for older people to help increase housing stock for all   ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, addressed the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing today to highlight the escalating crisis of homelessness among […]

Government must act on housing for older people, say ALONE and Threshold

Charities set out 12 recommendations to address deficits in the private rental sector for older renters in their published report Double Deficit. ALONE reports a 40% increase in older people experiencing housing difficulties in 2023 compared to the previous year.   National charities ALONE and Threshold will today tell TDs and Senators in Leinster House that […]

We need action on housing for older people, or risk the current crisis being only the beginning

Seán Moynihan, CEO of ALONE   Many of us have read or heard the recent story of Micheline Walsh. Micheline , 78, bravely spoke out about her experience facing homeless alongside her husband, who is disabled. Unfortunately, Micheline’s case is not unique. In the first three months of this year, on average ALONE assessed at least […]

Housing challenges harming Ireland’s attractiveness as a place to live and poses greatest threat to competitiveness – Ibec

Government must deliver suite of ambitious policies alongside new collective effort in the form of Social Dialogue to urgently address housing challenges. Proposed fiscal measures would cut the cost of new homes by €30,000   Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, says Government must urgently deliver a suite of ambitious policies to speed up the […]

EY reacts to Budget 2023: Sustainability, Economic Impact, Housing, R&D, VAT and Small Benefits Exemption

Stephen Prendiville, Head of Sustainability, EY Ireland:   “Between addressing the immediate and critical needs generated by the trilemma facing Irish business and individuals (energy, inflation, supply chains), and also maintaining a focus and momentum for positive climate action and sustainability – Budget 2023, more than most in the past, had to get the balance […]

‘Housing Adaptation Grant falls short of meeting housing needs of older people’, says ALONE

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has today said that the €75 million announced by the Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien for the Housing Adaptation Grants falls short of the required investment needed to support older people to make their homes age-friendly. According to a survey report published in June 2018 under the Healthy […]

Irish Homebuilders – Housing promises will not be met unless next Government addresses blockages in the system

The Irish Homebuilders Association, an association within the CIF, is inviting all new TDs and local politicians to a series of regional roadshows.  The purpose of these meetings is to inform politicians about the specific challenges preventing homebuilding in their areas. Director of Housing, Planning and Development with CIF, James Benson said: “The reality is […]

Minister’s comments on Housing are a disgrace and an insult – Máirín McGrath

Cahir local electoral area candidate Máirín McGrath has described comments made about the housing crisis by the Fine Gael Social Protection Minister, Regina Doherty, as breathtakingly arrogant and out of touch. Máirín was speaking after todays Irish Independent reports that Minister Doherty said she does not really “think that people are going to punish us. […]

Healy Introduces Emergency Housing Bill 2018

On Thursday last, Deputy Seamus Healy introduced the Housing Emergency Measures in the Pubic Interest Bill (HEMPI) 2018 to Dáil Éireann. This Bill seeks to declare formally the housing and homelessness crisis a national emergency. The Bill provides for the delimiting of the rights of landlords, banks and finance houses, including vulture funds, in order […]

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