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 […]

20 towns set to get rent caps after price review

Towns in Limerick and Waterford are not expected to see rent caps introduced following the outcome of the Housing Agency’s review but could be designated as pressure zones in a future audit. The minister was criticised when he introduced his rent strategy as only areas in Dublin and Cork were designated as pressure zones. Fianna […]

Building in Limerick on the Up

According to the latest edition of GeoView Residential Buildings Report Limerick has the fourth highest number of residential units under construction. In the last quarter of 2016 there were 4910 buildings classified as under construction nationwide of which 315 were in Limerick city and county.  The national average price for a house is reported to […]