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Eoghan Murphy watch - track his housing policies and delivery of ACTUAL HOMES




fifilawe

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Our Kofi Annan got 5 new long - sleeved shirts from Santa this Xmas and he has to wait till late spring to appear b4 the cameras with each in turn with the sleeves rolled up because his handlers want to "maintain the image". The same as "The Orange Pres" has to keep the hair regularly dyed and not let any grey hairs appear.
 

sic transit

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Five years.

By which the crisis will have become permanent.

The gallows isn't good enough
It seems to have a limited but very specific purpose. This option of smaller builders has been touted before. Real problem is in social builds, i.e. councils.
 

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We are building the ghost estates of tomorrow.

Certainly you can argue their isn't enough social or affordable houses bring built but overall house building is out of control.
 

sic transit

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We are building the ghost estates of tomorrow.

Certainly you can argue their isn't enough social or affordable houses bring built but overall house building is out of control.
Don't think the clients of this institution will be big enough and they need planning or have applied for planning at least, to be considered for loans.
 

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We are building the ghost estates of tomorrow.

Certainly you can argue their isn't enough social or affordable houses bring built but overall house building is out of control.
It could stand to be a little more unruly, we need to drive down prices by building enough to meet demand and take the prestige/urgency out of having a roof over yr head
 

Disillusioned democrat

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Yeah, give it [the money] to homeless and poor, they'll surely design and develop our modern cities in not time :)
Or use the money to build social housing on state owned land, move those on HAP or RA into the new social housing and take the pressure off the private market.

Now what will happen is the state will lend to developers to build, the developers will get their margin, the buyers (more than likely REITS) will rent to the government to house people who SHOULD be in social homes, so now the tax payers money goes into private pockets...is that what you really want?
 

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There should be no HAP offered within Rent Pressure Zones.
It's adding to the problem.
 

Disillusioned democrat

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There should be no HAP offered within Rent Pressure Zones.
It's adding to the problem.
...or if you're FG it's adding to the opportunity....they've made this problem proactively over the past 5 years, the real homeless are just collateral damage in the overall strategy.
 

Disillusioned democrat

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I'm genuinely baffled by this "initiative" by the Department of Housing.

Surely the €750m would go far further building social houses on state land and then free up the houses currently costing the state €bns to rent from private landlords.

Department of Housing on Twitter:

The €750m would kick start a virtuous cycle whereby they could build over 3000 social homes and free up €3m a MONTH in HAP or RA to effectively fund an additional 1500 homes a year at NO extra cost to the tax payer.
 

sic transit

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I'm genuinely baffled by this "initiative" by the Department of Housing.

Surely the €750m would go far further building social houses on state land and then free up the houses currently costing the state €bns to rent from private landlords.

Department of Housing on Twitter:

The €750m would kick start a virtuous cycle whereby they could build over 3000 social homes and free up €3m a MONTH in HAP or RA to effectively fund an additional 1500 homes a year at NO extra cost to the tax payer.
Social housing is a council remit and it's not the funding but the not building that's hampering it.
 

bokuden

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Anyone hear Murphy on the sean o'rourke show today? Utterly appalling and ideologically straitjacketed as usual.
 

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Private landlords are kicking out their tenants, selling the properties and moving out of rental market. This trend accelerates and the main reason is taxation. Is government even thinking of ways how to revert this process?
 

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Private landlords are kicking out their tenants, selling the properties and moving out of rental market. This trend accelerates and the main reason is taxation. Is government even thinking of ways how to revert this process?
The rental market has been gifted to the REITs - sneakily signed into legislation on 24 Dec 2013 - low risk investment portfolios that pay corporate tax rates (if at all) and who have been able to lobby the government directly.

Canny "entrepreneurs" had, coincidently already brought together prospective shareholders and a few "lucky" REITs were amazingly up and running very early in Q1 2014 and boy, did the early bird get the worm - NAMA begun to unload entire blocks as soon as REITs were there to buy them.

They can borrow money cheaper and buy property cheaper than anyone else - they're unstoppable.

Despite protestations to the contrary in 2015 we now see HAP and RA payments flooding into REITs - they're the smart property investment that keep giving, despite already having earned a bad name in the US and NA where the idea first floated.
 

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