VitalSigns 2017 Reports Access To Healthcare As Top Priority For Irish People

The Community Foundation for Ireland, one of Ireland’s leading philanthropic organisations, today published a report entitled Ireland’s VitalSigns 2017, that grades the satisfaction of life in Ireland. Almost 1,000 people living in Ireland completed the citizens’ survey, rating Access to Healthcare as most important out of the 115 key social indicators presented. The Community Foundation for Ireland […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

ALONE launch nationwide housing campaign “Release boarded up homes for older people in need”

ALONE, the charity that cares for older people in  need, this morning launched a nationwide housing campaign calling on all local Government candidates to address the housing needs of vulnerable older people.   Speaking about the issue Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE said “4,765 older people are in need of a home and there are […]