Dublin Rental Investigator tweetz:
The reality of Co-Living is 9 in a 2-bed flat @MurphyEoghan A 2-bed flat at 58 Clanbrassil Street sleeps 9 @DubCityCouncil Sharing one kitchen, one bathroom. Earning €43k a year for a 2-bed flat. No @RTBinfo registration=Licensee=Zero Rights
58 Clanbrassil Street Lower, The Five Roads, Dublin 8 (Daft.ie)
On the front page of today’s Irish Mirror…
Austin Kavanagh tweetz:
What have we become as a nation, a mother and her 3 children eating a meal from a soup kitchen in the street… this is beyond sad.
Homeless children forced to queue at the roadside for food as volunteers struggle to cope with surge in demand (Irish Mirror)
Liberty Hall. Dublin 1
Artists and Entertainers gather to Support the Raise the Roof rally protesting the housing crisis on Saturday in Dublin city centre including above from left: Damien Dempsey, Grace Dyas, Emmet Kirwan and Frances Black.
Raise The Roof
The Liberties, Dublin 8
Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy officially opening homeless charity Focus Ireland’s new 31 unit development at John’s Lane West (just Off Thomas Street] which is ‘providing homes for families and individuals in the heart of Dublin city’.
Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
Protestors made their way through Dublin city centre in a march organised by the National Homeless and Housing Coalition ending at the Samuel Beckett Bridge, with some lighting flares.
Yesterday: Free Tomorrow?
Dublin location unspecified.
Martin O’Donoghue tweetz:
A queue to view an apartment to rent…
Iveagh House, Dublin 2
Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy (left) with Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe arriving for the launch of Home Building Finance Ireland….
… the state’s new financing initiative for the residential construction sector, will offer loans of up to €35m to house builders.
HBFI has been established to fill a funding gap for smaller builders. It will lend to developments of as few as 10 houses or apartments. The company’s website, which went live on Friday, states that it is open for expressions of interest.
HBFI will be funded with €750m from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (Isif). A borrowing entity must provide a minimum of 20% equity of a building project, which can include the site value. HBFI will provide up to 80% of the project cost.
Home Building Finance Ireland to lend up to €35m to house builders (Niall Brady, The Times Ireland edition)
College of Anaesthesiologists (!), Dublin 2.
Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy (fourth left) with the Interim Board of the LDA (Land Development Agency) ahead of the first meeting of the Board
Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD launching a mobile billboard on the housing crisis
Mr Ó Broin said:
“Last year, when we tabled our motion of no confidence in [Housing] Minister Eoghan Murphy, we made it clear that both he and the Governments failing housing plan [Rebuilding ireland] had to go if there was to be any chance of tackling the housing crisis.
It now appears that the Taoiseach is concerned than his colleagues’ failures are reflecting badly on him. There are ever growing murmurings from Fine Gael backbenchers and cabinet sources that the Taoiseach’s relationship with Minister Murphy has soured and that the Minister for Housing is set to be moved.
Replacing Eoghan Murphy, but leaving Rebuilding Ireland in place, will change nothing. Rebuilding Ireland is as much Leo Varadkar’s housing plan as it is Minister Murphy’s. Its failures are as much, if not more so, the Taoiseach’s failings as that of his cabinet colleague.”
Varadkar’s Housing Plan has to go – Ó Broin (Sinn Féin)