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South Dublin County Council has launched a new portal to seek provisional expressions of interest from the public for the provision of affordable homes. The launch of the portal follows the recent allocation of €18 million to South Dublin County Council by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government through the government’s Serviced Sites […]
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A building consortium has put an estimated price tag of €51.4m on 310 houses it is to sell to South Dublin County Council for social housing. Adwood Ltd – a consortium of established Dublin builders Adroit and Maplewood – has lodged fast-track plans with An Bord Pleanála for 1,034 residential units at Kilcarbery, 2km west […]
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A new community planned for South Dublin County on the lands that make up the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone has recently been approved by An Bord Pleanála, subject to modifications. The land, comprising approximately 280 hectares, is located between the established communities of Lucan, Clondalkin and Liffey Valley. The lands have been designated by the […]
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Hundreds of millions in funding has been allocated to local authorities to bolster the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme, which was thrown into doubt following budget over-runs earlier this year. The Government committed €200 million over three years in February of last year to the low-cost mortgage scheme for first-time buyers. However, the allocation to […]
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Delivering on commitments made in the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy T.D., today (6 August 2019) announced funding approval for 25 infrastructure projects across 13 local authority areas. This significant funding commitment of €84 million will support the delivery of 1,770 affordable homes for purchase.
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Pillar 5 of Rebuilding Ireland, the Government’s Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness, deals with utilising existing housing stock and VacantHomes.ie is Mayo County Council’s innovative response in trying to release the potential of vacant homes throughout the country. VacantHomes.ie is a website that was initiated by Mayo County Council on behalf of the local […]
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92 homes have been or are currently being refurbished in Cork city center due to the ‘Living Cities’ initiative. The city centre’s population increased 19% during the last census and residential vacancy decreased by 26%.  69 properties are on course to be refurbished or have been refurbished since 2015, delivering 92 residential units. Fifteen applications […]
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The country’s largest Approved Housing Body (AHB) closed on the purchase of two schemes, delivering almost 100 social houses across Galway and Cork. In both cases, Clúid worked with a number of stakeholders to deliver high-quality, long-term housing solutions for people on local authority housing waiting lists. “Our entire team is committed to delivering sustainable […]
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Speaking ahead of the launch of the Government’s affordable purchase scheme, John O’Connor, CEO of the State’s Housing Agency, said it would both a mistake and unwise for local authorities to become involved in building homes for low- and middle-income buyers as part of the Government’s proposed new affordable purchase scheme. The new affordable purchase