Government must act on housing for older people, say ALONE and Threshold

Charities set out 12 recommendations to address deficits in the private rental sector for older renters in their published report Double Deficit. ALONE reports a 40% increase in older people experiencing housing difficulties in 2023 compared to the previous year.   National charities ALONE and Threshold will today tell TDs and Senators in Leinster House that […]

We need action on housing for older people, or risk the current crisis being only the beginning

Seán Moynihan, CEO of ALONE   Many of us have read or heard the recent story of Micheline Walsh. Micheline , 78, bravely spoke out about her experience facing homeless alongside her husband, who is disabled. Unfortunately, Micheline’s case is not unique. In the first three months of this year, on average ALONE assessed at least […]

Housing challenges harming Ireland’s attractiveness as a place to live and poses greatest threat to competitiveness – Ibec

Government must deliver suite of ambitious policies alongside new collective effort in the form of Social Dialogue to urgently address housing challenges. Proposed fiscal measures would cut the cost of new homes by €30,000   Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, says Government must urgently deliver a suite of ambitious policies to speed up the […]

EY reacts to Budget 2023: Sustainability, Economic Impact, Housing, R&D, VAT and Small Benefits Exemption

Stephen Prendiville, Head of Sustainability, EY Ireland:   “Between addressing the immediate and critical needs generated by the trilemma facing Irish business and individuals (energy, inflation, supply chains), and also maintaining a focus and momentum for positive climate action and sustainability – Budget 2023, more than most in the past, had to get the balance […]

‘Housing Adaptation Grant falls short of meeting housing needs of older people’, says ALONE

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has today said that the €75 million announced by the Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien for the Housing Adaptation Grants falls short of the required investment needed to support older people to make their homes age-friendly. According to a survey report published in June 2018 under the Healthy […]

Irish Homebuilders – Housing promises will not be met unless next Government addresses blockages in the system

The Irish Homebuilders Association, an association within the CIF, is inviting all new TDs and local politicians to a series of regional roadshows.  The purpose of these meetings is to inform politicians about the specific challenges preventing homebuilding in their areas. Director of Housing, Planning and Development with CIF, James Benson said: “The reality is […]

570 Offaly families in arrears need Government scheme – Fr McVerry

Housing and homeless campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has called for the Government’s mortgage to rent scheme to be made mandatory for banks when dealing with families in unsustainable debt. Over 570 family home loans are in arrears for two years or more in County Offaly, while 66 mortgage to rent cases have either been completed […]

VitalSigns 2017 Reports Access To Healthcare As Top Priority For Irish People

The Community Foundation for Ireland, one of Ireland’s leading philanthropic organisations, today published a report entitled Ireland’s VitalSigns 2017, that grades the satisfaction of life in Ireland. Almost 1,000 people living in Ireland completed the citizens’ survey, rating Access to Healthcare as most important out of the 115 key social indicators presented. The Community Foundation for Ireland […]

The Union Of Students In Ireland Welcomes Action Plan For Housing And Homelessness

The Union of Students in Ireland has welcomed the Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness launched today by Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney. USI said the action plan included new steps that will help address and reduce the number of people in homelessness. Among the Action Plan’s goals will be a […]

Rebuilding Ireland – ALONE Welcomes Action Plan For Housing And Homelessness

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed the housing solutions for older people proposed in Rebuilding Ireland, the Government’s Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness. Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Housing Simon Coveney today announced their intention to build and buy thousands of houses and units in a […]

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