Entries by Rowan Fitzgerald

Budget 2018 main points: everything you need to know

Housing and property: *The Government is allocating more than €1.8 billion for housing next year with the Minister saying some 3,800 new social houses would be built in 2018 by the local authorities and approved housing bodies. * Mr Donohoe said there would be an additional €149million for the Housing Assistance Payment, which would enable an additional […]

Anger as Government defeats the Anti-Evictions Bill

An AAA – PBF bill put before the Dail was narrowly defeated yesterday. The final vote count was 51 51 and the casting vote by Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail resulted in support for the Government.  Home Sweet Home the housing campaign who were responsible for taking over Apollo House in Dublin last month condemned the Government for […]