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 older […]

Existing mortgage lending measures outdated and in need of reform – PII

Property Industry Ireland (PII), the Ibec group that represents the property and construction sector, has said that existing mortgage measures in Ireland are outdated and need to be amended to reflect new economic realities. The call comes as PII publishes its submission to the Central Bank’s review of macroprudential mortgage measures (see attached). Existing mortgage […]

“We are heading towards generation after generation experiencing preventable housing issues that are already worsening today.”

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has today put forward nine recommendations in their submission for the new housing strategy being devised by the Department of Housing. By outlining their essential age inclusive additions, ALONE want to prevent the catastrophic effects the current housing situation on the existing older cohort […]

Budget Must Remove Blockages In Housing, Infrastructure And Education – CIF

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) stated that solving the housing crisis requires more effective coordination between industry and government in three key areas: investing in skills and R&D, enhancing infrastructure delivery and removing barriers to sustainable housing delivery. This statement followed the CIF’s official pre-budget meeting with the Minister for Finance and officials earlier today. […]

CIF Proposes Radical Overhaul In How Infrastructure Is Delivered In Ireland

“We need to invest more in infrastructure now to solve the housing crises, maintain FDI levels and reduce social inequality. The National infrastructure deficit may lead to systemic failures in Irish economy and society”- Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF A CIF report, carried out by DKM Economic Consultants, has proposed an urgent and radical overhaul […]

Withdrawal Of Help To Buy Scheme Hill Compound Housing Crisis – CIF

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has warned that any withdrawal of the Help-To-Buy (HTB) Scheme will further restrict Ireland’s housing supply and compound the housing crisis. CIF Director General Tom Parlon said: “The Help To Buy scheme has been a significant contributor to the growth in residential construction activity. Any suggestion of a withdrawal of […]

USI Welcomes Funding For Student Housing Project Manager

The Union of Students in Ireland has welcomed the allocation of €49,000 in support of the appointment of a Student Housing Project Manager to help identify additional student housing, including ‘digs’ and lodgings in private homes, as the next academic year approaches. Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney, and Minister for Housing […]

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 […]