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A common complaint targeted at the government as it tries to tackle the housing crisis is that our elected officials don’t understand the problems of ordinary renters and aspiring homebuyers - and at worst, may be biased due to their own investments.
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SHORT-TERM LET, LONG-TERM PAIN: Why do councils struggle to put a stop to properties being used exclusively on sites like Airbnb?
Property owners can pull in hundreds of euro per night renting out homes as round-the-year accommodation on platforms like Airbnb and hotel booking sites, making similar amounts in a week to what they could otherwise expect to receive in a month or more from a long-term tenant.
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NOT SO FAST: Strategic Housing Development speeds up planning process for developers but is it helping increase the supply of accommodation?
In June 2017, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy introduced a new system of fast-track planning for housing developments.
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One of the most common criticisms of people on social housing lists comes when they refuse to take up the offer of a home. But what happens when somebody is offered a place which they do not believe is safe for them or their family?
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