Housing

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Communities would get a greater share of increases in land value arising from local authority planning decisions and public investment in infrastructure under legislative proposals from the government. The general scheme of the Land Value Sharing and Urban Development Zones’ Bill was published

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Clare County Council failed in its statutory obligations to properly and proportionately assess the rights of a Traveller family before moving to evict them from a site in the county, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said. The watchdog is appearing before the Supreme Court as amicu

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New legislation will require local authorities to ensure home ownership as a tenure type is provided for and estimated in their housing strategies. A legislative amendment approved by ministers will give further legislative effect to ministerial planning guidelines issued in May under section 28 of

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The Attorney General has been appointed to oversee a comprehensive review of Irish planning legislation. Paul Gallagher SC will supervise a team of planning law experts working on a review "of unprecedented scale", the government said, which will improve the government's ability to implement major p

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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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