Crisisier And Crisisier




Table of new house completions released by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government [click to enlarge]

Namawinelake tweetz:

In the month of May 2016, 1,294 residences were completed nationwide, of which 431 were in Dublin…Official estimates are, we need 25,000 residences nationally/yr of which 10,000 are in Dublin. That’s 2,083/mth nationally & 833 in Dublin….The housing crisis became crisisier in May 2016 to tune of 789 units nationally and 402 in Dublin.

Construction activity completions (Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government)

Previously: Nama Wine Lake Writes

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36 thoughts on “Crisisier And Crisisier

  1. Disasta

    Bring in the Chinese.

    They’ll build the houses we need for reasonable profit if the greedy developers here will not.

    1. Turgenev

      Maybe not

      Not to mention that they’d ate you

      While the focus of many books and articles today is on China’s successful economic reforms, dramatic new figures for the number of people who died as a result of Mao Tse-tung’s policies are surfacing, along with horrifying proof of cannibalism during the Cultural Revolution… Because of not having full access to government documents, Zheng was never able to give an accurate number of how many people were cannibalized. He did, however, get full access to the archives of Wuxuan county, where 64 people were eaten in 1968. There, 56 hearts and livers and 13 sets of genitals were eaten. Seven people were disemboweled while still alive.

      1. Otis Blue

        There is no evidence whatsoever that Tom McFeely was involved in any Chinese developments in the ’60s.

  2. Rob_G

    The central government bears some responsibility in all this, but this is largely the fault of gombeen councillers who insist that only semi-detached houses are built within their fief.

    1. Kieran NYC

      + I demand my own house on my own plot of land (with road frontage) in the middle of nowhere with all services provided by the council

    1. Rob_G

      The ghost estates tend to be places where people no longer want to live (Longford et. al); few if any ghost estates in Dublin.

      1. JIMMY JAMES

        Spot on son, its that black & white for sure, most folks would rather be hold up in a Dublin hotel with their family in perpetual limbo than all the way out in Longford. I mean I’d take a doorway in Grafton St. before I’d even consider Roscommon

          1. Fact Checker

            You could purchase hundreds of dwellings west of the Shannon for the annual cost of the emergency homeless spend by the four Dublin local authorities.

            Obviously there are benefits in keeping people close to friends and family, but at the same time there are huge numbers not eligible for social housing who find Dublin very expensive to live in as it stands.

          2. MoyestWithExcitement

            Ok. So bevause some people find Dublin very expensive to live in, we should move people who need help meeting that expense out of Dublin entirely. A 4 hour drive away from their friends and fsmily and where most of the jobs are. Ok

          3. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

            out of sight out of mind

            what do you propose moose – that the public should perpetually underwrite people’s poor lifestyle choices and ignorance of contraception? I suppose you are an unfortunate beneficiary of the no johnnies rule yourself in fairness.

          4. Rob_G

            It’s not uncommon for people who are buying a house to compromise on their choice of location; people should cut their cloth according to their measure – that goes for people purchasing property, renting privately, or renting through rent allowance.

          5. MoyestWithExcitement

            “It’s not uncommon for people who are buying a house to compromise on their choice of location;”

            Does that make it right? Regardless, having to choose between Ballsbridge and Lucan is not the same as choosing between Dublin and a Limerick suburb.

          6. Rob_G

            I’m not suggesting people should have to move to Limerick; plenty of places available in Westmeath, Kildare, etc. well within the RA limits.

            Lots of people are obliged to move by circumstances, some a lot further afield than Limerick; I don’t necessarily think that certain sectors of society should be immune to this by virtue of the fact that they are in receipt of an income from the State.

          7. MoyestWithExcitement

            “I’m not suggesting people should have to move to Limerick;”

            “Fact” checker, who I was responding to, did though.

            “Lots of people are obliged to move by circumstances”

            We live in a time of ever increasing profits and ever decreasing wages. You can theoretically extrapolate to a situation where only the absolute wealthiest can afford to live in our capital city. Is that a healthy scenario in your mind?

            “I don’t necessarily think that certain sectors of society should be immune to this by virtue of the fact that they are in receipt of an income from the State.”

            And do you think moving them far away from the support of friends and family, away from where most of the jobs are, away from regular and convenient busses and trains to get around, will make it easier or harder for them to get off the state income?

          8. Fact Checker

            “It’s not uncommon for people who are buying a house to compromise on their choice of location; ”

            It is in fact almost universal.

            I fully support my taxes being used to provide accomodation for those unable to provide for it themselves.

            However it should be spent wisely. You can house far more people for the same price in different locations throughout the country.

          9. MoyestWithExcitement

            So people who’ve lost their jobs thanks to supply side/neo liberal economic policies should be forced out of our capital city because that makes the most sense in supply side economic/neo liberal theory? Well. At least that’s consistent. Not very smart but consistent.

  3. Water Boy

    Completions are running at highest since 2010 and continuing to accelerate, whilst all would like this to be faster, none want the economic correction that sees lower demand from buyers and tenants.

    Time to stop diagnosing the problem and start bringing forward practical solutions, otherwise what value does spinning a slight improvement into a disaster have?

  4. Junkface

    Bring in German and Scandinavian builders. Not only will they build proper homes, but they don’t skimp on materials and use inferior cheap substitutes. You can’t trust Irish built homes, the quality is appalling

    1. dav

      well you can trust that they were just thrown together towards the final years of the boom e.g only 2-3 screws per door hinge in every house on a new estate

    2. bisted

      …it’s surprising Charlie ‘friend of israel’ Flanagan hasn’t stepped in…his friend Bibi would have had the mosque in Clonskeagh bulldozed and 200 houses built before you could say ethnic cleansing…

  5. Evenprime

    Didn’t someone say that there is almost a quarter of a million empty households in Ireland?

    1. Fact Checker

      That number is now five years out of date.

      Doesn’t stop the lazy media labelling it as ‘news’.

      Until we have the census we have absolutely no idea what the vacancy rate is.

  6. Clo

    Do these figures include uninhabited houses being returned to use? In my area (not Dublin), three uninhabited houses have been renovated and families have moved in in the last few months: another house is being turned into two units for original occupier (in a Granny flat) and her son and his family. That’s four essentially new units being provided, and three families will vacate other properties that will then be sold/rented. Less crisisier by the minute in my view. This does not include several new builds in the area as well.

  7. Mulder

    Think the government, said they have a err, plan.
    Wonder have they told anyone else about their plan.

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