Housing

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The Abhaile scheme providing financial and legal advice to people who are insolvent and in mortgage arrears on their homes has been extended until the end of 2023. Since its establishment in 2016, the Abhaile scheme has supported over 19,300 households at risk of losing their homes. Of those, 80 per

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New EU proposals on short-term lets will require platforms like Airbnb to collect and share more information to help policy-makers ensure their balanced development as part of a sustainable tourism sector. The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a regulation on data collection and sharing

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Mercy Law Resource Centre (MLRC) has reported an increase of more than 180 per cent in queries from people who have been refused access to emergency homeless accommodation. The independent law centre received over 2,000 phone calls in 2021 and assisted 503 individuals and families at risk of homeles

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Legislation introducing a temporary ban on most evictions of residential tenants over the winter has been passed by the Oireachtas. The Residential Tenancies (Deferment of Termination Dates of Certain Tenancies) Bill 2022, once signed into law by the president, will defer ‘no fault’ tena

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Residential landlords will not be able to evict tenants over the coming winter months under plans agreed by ministers today. Housing minister Darragh O'Brien said new legislation would provide a temporary and conditional stay on tenancy terminations this winter, despite earlier suggestions by govern

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Proposals to enshrine the right to housing in the Constitution are based on a "gross untruth" and are not necessary to tackle the housing crisis, barrister and politician, Michael McDowell has said. Writing in The Irish Times, the senator and former justice minister and attorney general said such a

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Online platforms will be banned from advertising short-term lets in rent pressure zones (RPZs) which do not have the requisite planning permission under proposed new rules. The government has said it will amend the law in a bid to return more homes to the long-term rental market in RPZs, where rents

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New planning regulations will allow for the fast-tracking of temporary accommodation for Ukrainian refugees in Ireland. Certain classes of temporary development, including residential accommodation, undertaken by or on behalf of a State authority, to provide protection to displaced persons from Ukra

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The risk of judicial review is seen by property industry professionals as one of the biggest obstacles to Ireland meeting its housing needs, according to a survey by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP. The business law firm surveyed more than 300 attendees at its Future of Property Conference, of whom 95

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