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Housing Crisis

There’s No Place Like Home

Unfortunately, the dark reality facing a lot of people across the country is that having a home is simply out of their reach. Hopes that the government would address the housing crisis in this year’s budget was playing on lots…

Why We Need To Take Back The City

The recent forcible eviction of housing activists occupying a previously vacant building on North Frederick Street led to massive increase in the media attention surrounding the ‘Take Back the City’ campaign. The campaign group, which is comprised of 18 different…

The Importance of Take Back The City

At this very moment, the homelessness figure stands at 9,846 people and soon threatens to reach a skyrocketing figure of 10,000. Children now represent 1 in 3 homeless people in Ireland, and under Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy homelessness has…

Student Accommodation & Housing Crisis

“Accommodation” – It’s that abominable word that’s on every student’s tongue.  It’s an inconvenience for those who can afford it, and it’s a truly daunting task for those who cannot keep up with the ruthless property market and its high…

UCD Students Union Condemns Violence Against Housing Activists

UCD Student’s Union tonight condemned the violence used against activists and protestors at the housing demonstration on North Frederick Street. The protest which was being organised by the ‘Take Back the City’ group was ended by Gardaí in balaclavas who…

Student Accommodation Set for Stillorgan

An Bord Plenala has approved a number of applications under the Strategic Housing Development scheme for student accommodation in the capital. The Bord has given the go-ahead for student accommodation at the former Blakes and Esmonde Motors sites in Stillorgan,…

News

New map shows renting hotspots

  The highs and lows of Dublin’s rental crisis have, for the first time, been mapped out. The new map, which was published last week by the UCD School of Geography has been developed by Professor Gerald Mills. Speaking to…

Politics

Dublin’s Rental Housing Crisis Perpetuated by Lack of Political Action

The housing and accommodation crisis that has engulfed Dublin continues to worsen, thanks to the lack of any decisive political action. Rent levels have shot up repeatedly as the capital is undergoing a renewed spike in property values. The result…