#Housing


Dublin 100 Years Ago: Death, Disease And Overcrowding

A housing inquiry in 1914 found that 16 members of Dublin Corporation owned tenements and it was clear that Corporation members intervened to foil the enforcement of regulations against their properties While Dublin may have been regarded as the “second city” of the British Empire in the... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 46, 2013

The only new commercial planning application in Dublin 8 this week is from the Emerald Waste Company, who would like to add a portable waste compactor to their Inchicore premises, at the Goldenbridge Industrial Estate. However, there were some notable decisions made, including permission to redevelop... 

House Prices In South Dublin City, Quarterly Update [Q3 2013]

Following on from our new Quarterly feature about rental prices in Dublin 8, we will also be running a quarterly update for house sales prices in South Dublin City (there is no reliable public data available for Dublin 8 specifically). This is the first installment. The latest Daft Quarterly Report... 

Social Welfare Recipients Being Priced Out Of Renting In Dublin 8

After recently digesting the latest figures for rental price increases in Dublin 8, for first time ever, I’m actually quite shocked as to how the prices are rising so fast. We are now just 20% below the peak in mid-2007. That was the stand out fact to me. How could we possibly be getting back... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 45, 2013

There are two interesting new planning applications this week, and they concern two of the biggest employers in this corner of the city; The Digital Hub and St. James’s Hospital. The Digital Hub has applied to convert a piece of land to create 50 additional car parking spaces, along with a bicycle... 

Rental Prices In Dublin 8, Quarterly Update [Q3 2013]

The latest Daft Quarterly Report has been published yesterday, and it shows that rental prices continue to rise in our local area. Quarter-on-quarter rises in domestic rents continue throughout Dublin, with Dublin 8 not escaping this incredible surge. Dublin 8 rents have risen by almost 4% for one and... 

Does Minister Address St. Teresa’s Gardens Regeneration Questions?

Catherine Byrne, the Fine Gael Dublin South-Central TD since 2007, asked a question regarding the regeneration of St. Teresa’s Gardens, and this week she got a written reply. The question was quite straight forward. She asked the Minister, Phil Hogan (Fine Gael TD for Carlow-Kilkenny), who is... 

New Houses and New Hope for St Teresa’s Gardens

PRESS RELEASE: On Wednesday the 9th October 2013 Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’ Sullivan gave her commitment to funding regeneration in St. Teresa’s Gardens over the next three years. This marks a fresh beginning for everyone living and working in the flats complex and provides renewed... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 44, 2013

Additional information has been required for two new buildings, proposed for Windmill Site at The Digital Hub. The buildings, to be called Block E and Block F will contain 100 apartments for students (housing 493 students in total), along with commercial areas which are set to be used by the Digital... 

Ghost Town – Whats Next For St Theresas Gardens?

St Theresa’s Gardens, six double blocks of three story balconies, have been opened since the early part of the 1950’s and at that time it was considered to be very plush and very comfortable. When I say the word plush, I mean it had its own supply of hot and cold water, its own loo and it was... 

RTE ‘Prime Time’ Highlights Basin Street Regeneration Crisis

Last nights ‘Prime Time’ program on RTE1 included a report about the Basin Street and O’Devaney Gardens regeneration situations. The report centered around the way in which both complexes have been partially de-populated in order to make way for major regeneration projects which have... 

Interview: Peter McVerry – The Champion of Dublin’s Homeless

I = Interviewer (Alan Finn) R = Respondent (Fr Mc Verry) When you’re homeless you either sink or swim, when I was homeless I swam. By being homeless I got all the info on who helps who, cheap places to eat, places you can call home etc etc. I have often heard of Fr Peter Mc Verry but I have never... 

New Government Policy Aims To End Homelessness By 2016

A new policy statement released by the Government sets out a plan to end long term homelessness in Ireland by 2016. The ‘Homelessness Policy Statement‘ was launched at the Custom House by the Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, last Thursday. These new guidelines aim... 

Have You Considered Insulating Your House?

Have you ever considered having your house insulated? By that I mean everything, roof, walls, windows and door frames. You may have noticed in the past 5 years that this is being done more regularly as the financial benefits are becoming more obvious. The positives are huge, you save energy, you only... 

Rent Supplement Entitlements

Over the past 10 years the Social Welfare system in Ireland has become more compound and complicated. As a result many people are not aware of the full rank of support and payments available through the Department of Social Protection and the Health Service Executive (HSE). In times of recession and... 
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