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Shifting the conversation on housing

Misdirected and neglectful political and media treatment of the housing protest signal a government without scruples

Much of the public and media reaction to the recent occupation of city centre properties, and the subsequent law enforcement response, has been deeply disappointing. Commentators are too fixated on whether the protest was “legitimate”. There is an inordinate amount …

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Dublin City Council considering regulation change to avoid “over-concentration” of student accommodation

The council are proposing to increase the area restriction from 250m to 1km

 

Dublin City Council is considering a proposed plan to prevent an “over-concentration” of student accommodation developments within a 1km area, a step up from current regulations which state there should not be an over-concentration in a 250m space.

The proposed

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Trinity Dental Technology student loses €1,450 in rental scam

  Charlotte Kershaw, a Senior Sophister student in Dental Technology at Trinity, lost €1,450 on rental accommodation advertised through the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Facebook page. 

When speaking to Trinity News, Kershaw said: “The girl advertising it was ‘the previous

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Rents reach new all-time high while supply of accommodation continues to drop

A quarterly report published by property website Daft.ie found that rents increased by 12% in Dublin

  Rents have reached an all-time high while the supply of accommodation continues to drop, as students from across the country scramble to find accommodation for the upcoming college year.

A quarterly report published by property website Daft.ie has found that

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Trinity joins UCD and Daft.ie in a joint project for student beds

The project is launching a month before thousands of Leaving Cert students receive their Leaving Cert results

A new housing campaign launching today, will aim to encourage Dublin homeowners to let out spare rooms as digs by advertising the associated tax breaks.

Under Irish law, you can earn up to €14,000 in non-taxable income by letting empty

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Number of homeless women in Ireland is higher than European average, Trinity researchers find

Almost two thirds of homeless single parents are female, the research found

According to a recent study carried out by Trinity researchers, the number of homeless women in Ireland is far higher than the European average. The research also found that the current homeless figures for women and children are inaccurate due

Features

The government response to the housing crisis

William Foley dissects the most recent statistics to examine the current government’s record and proposals for tackling the housing crisis.

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There are now 730 families living in emergency accommodation in Ireland. Focus Ireland estimates that that figure will approach 1000 by next year as the rate at which families are being made homeless increases drastically. 83 lost their homes in

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HEA report warns of worsening student housing crisis

Estimate points to a consistent shortage of over 25,000 each year for the next ten years.

NEWSThe Higher Education Authority is set to project a “significant shortage” in third level student accommodation in Dublin and to a lesser extent in Galway, Cork and Limerick between 2014 and 2024 in a new analysis of projected student accommodation …

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