In Rebuilding Ireland, the Department of Housing promised an affordable housing scheme would be finalised by late 2016. Here’s why that didn’t happen.
No Exchequer Money for Affordable Housing, Department of Public Expenditure Said Last Year
In 2017, emails and memos from officials at the Department of Public Expenditure suggest they were unconvinced of the need for affordable-housing schemes.
At Oscar Traynor Road, a Housing Development Still in the Works
Councillors and local residents say the Dublin City Council effort to bring in a developer to build 640 homes on the site seems to be stalled. The council says it’s not.
In Rathmines, Grove Park Sees a Flurry of Building Activity
The little street, long a cluster of affordable homes hosting students, artists and hardworking families, seems to be in the process of a change that is transforming it into a different kind of neighbourhood.
Councillors Call for Review of Plans for Housing in Docklands
“We have seen a lot of cranes in the Docklands but not a lot of homes. Particularly affordable homes,” says Green Party Councillor Ciarán Cuffe.
Council Briefs: The New City Library, Affordable Homes in O'Devaney, and More
Councillors want more clarity on fundraising for the new city library, the council says planned “affordable” homes at O’Devaney will be for sale (not for rent), and more.
Should More CIÉ Land Be Used for Affordable Housing?
As a major landowner, state-owned Córas Impair Éireann (CIÉ) is helping to shape the city. But is it acting in the interests of all?
Meeting on "Affordable Housing" Leaves Coolock Locals with Questions
“We are trying to lease the entire development to the government,” said Maurice Gillick of Platinum Land.
Is This How to Build "Affordable" Homes in Dublin?
A “cost-rental” pilot project may deliver two-beds at a cost far below what’s on the market, says Housing Agency CEO John O’Connor.
Councillors Cross Fingers and Vote to Rezone Industrial Land in Coolock to Residential
The landowners lobbied for the change and told councillors they plan to develop affordable housing there. Some councillors worry they’ll just flip it once its value rises.
Government Plans Affordable Rental Scheme Near Sandyford
If it goes ahead, it would mean 50 or so homes through a cost-rental model.
Podcast: Can Social Housing Save Us?
With our friends from Banter, we organised a discussion about the social housing system, and the role it might play in easing the critical shortage of affordable housing in Dublin. If you didn’t make it to the event, you can listen to it here.
Councillors Push for Affordable Homes Pilot on St Michael's Estate
They already backed plans for 50 percent private housing on the site, but hope to rework that and make it 100-percent public housing.
Council Briefs: Social Housing, the Clontarf Cycle Route, and More
At Monday’s monthly meeting, councillors questioned Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy on current policies – before moving on to their usual business.
Council Briefs: Local Property Taxes, and Plans for 200 Homes in Kildonan
At a special meeting, Dublin city councillors decided to cut the local property tax by more, rather than provide more city services.
Beyond Cherrywood, all Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sites Face Affordability Issues
Government LIHAF subsidies to private developers, meant in part to produce affordable housing, might produce a 0.5 percent discount on a €470,000 home.
How Did a Co-op Build Affordable Homes in Ballymun ... and Can It Be Done Elsewhere?
Hugh Brennan says that the Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance has the capacity to scale up.
The New Urban Crisis, Reviewed
Richard Florida, author of 2002’s “The Rise of the Creative Class”, is back with a follow-up that looks at soaring housing prices in the world’s most successful cities, and offers some solutions.
Dublin City Councillors Dig in to Demand More Social and Affordable Housing
Plans for the Poolbeg SDZ would make 10% of 3,500 homes social housing. Councillors want to double or triple that, and add affordable housing too. They’re preparing for a showdown.
Despite €200 Million Subsidy for Developers, Questions over Affordable Housing
A project by developer Hines in Cherrywood, for example, got €15.19 million in funding, meant to encourage affordable housing, for which there is as yet no plan in place.
What Does Affordable Rental Mean . . . and for Who?
There’s a plan to build “affordable” housing on some council lands. But what does “affordable” mean, who would build it, and who would live there?
Mick: Why Aren't We Building More Housing in the Docklands?
We are witnessing another round of finance-driven urban development, a fact which speaks to the current poverty of imagination and ambition among those who hold the levers of power.