Housing

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A private member's bill providing for a referendum on enshrining the right to housing in the Constitution cleared second stage in the Dáil last night. The Thirty-ninth Amendment of the Constitution (Right to Housing) Bill 2020, sponsored by socialist TDs Richard Boyd Barrett, Paul Murphy, Mic

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Legislation protecting private renters in Northern Ireland from eviction have been extended to the end of September 2021. The Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Act requires landlords to give tenants a 12 week notice to quit period before seeking a court order to begin proceedings to evic

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Legislation to establish the Land Development Agency (LDA) on a statutory basis and set out its core goals in law has been published. The Land Development Agency (LDA) Bill 2021 sets out the core goals of the LDA to undertake strategic land assembly and fully utilise state lands to build affordable

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A man who was discriminated against by a letting agency for being a recipient of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) has won compensation through the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). The 32-year-old had already viewed the property, agreed a tenancy, signed the agreement and paid a deposit when

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Mercy Law Resource Centre (MLRC), which provides free legal advice to homeless people and people at risk of homelessness, assisted over 1,600 individuals and families last year. The law centre's annual report for 2019, launched today by Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien, reveals a 17 per cent increas

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A private member's bill aiming to ban rent increases for three years is set to be debated in the Dáil tonight. Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD, has urged TDs to support his Ban on Rent Increases Bill when it comes before the Dáil at second stage.

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The Policing Authority has raised concerns over the conduct of gardaí at a controversial and high-profile eviction in Dublin last week. Video footage which went viral on social media shows the nine tenants of the property on Berkeley Road in Phibsborough being evicted by private security pers

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Property lawyer Sharon van Sinderen has been appointed as senior counsel at housebuilder Quintain Ireland. Ms van Sinderen joins the company from Tuath Housing Association, where she was senior solicitor, and has previously held roles with NAMA and business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran.

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Legislation to protect renters will be considered by government ministers on Thursday following the final extension of the COVID-19 rent freeze and eviction moratorium. The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 prohibits rent increases and evictions during the "emergency peri

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The rent freeze and eviction moratorium introduced in response to the COVID-19 crisis is set to be extended again, ministers have said. The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 prohibits rent increases and evictions during the "emergency period", which is currently due to en

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The help-to-buy scheme introduced in 2016 will continue for the next five years under the draft Programme for Government agreed by Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party. Party sources told The Times that it would be retained for the entire five-year term of the proposed coalition, despit

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