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SF poised to pass Prop E, which could significantly reduce new supply of startup office space

San Francisco is poised to pass a controversial proposition that would almost certainly limit further office space development in the city, perhaps pushing more tech companies and startups to set up their HQs elsewhere. Prop E‘s passing, which seemed likely...

10 key points from the Green Party’s General Election manifesto

1) Climate and Biodiveristy The Green Party says we have just a decade to make the changes necessary to halt the warming of our planet and save our natural world. It's manifesto details some solutions it says will redress the damage...

Today we began to see the colour of each party’s money

For nine days the Election 2020 campaign has been characterised by a daily trickle of promises from political parties. Today, Day 10 of the campaign, we began to see the colour of each party's money. Starting with the Fianna Fáil manifesto launch this...

Sleepout to be held outside South Dublin Co Co to protest rise in council housing rents

A sleepout will take place outside the offices of South Dublin County Council calling on representatives to reverse a decision to raise rents for council housing tenants. The proposal to raise the rent by €3 a week across the board...

359 vacant development sites across Ireland – FOI documents

Information released to RTÉ Investigates under Freedom of Information indicates that development land, with the potential to provide an estimated 18,500 to 20,700 homes on vacant 359 sites across the country, is simply lying idle.  In the Dublin City...

Government “using Constitution as excuse” to block housing reform – Sen. Colette Kelleher

PRESS RELEASE   Tuesday, 3rd September 2019 Government “using Constitution as excuse” to block housing reform – Sen. Colette Kelleher Over the past three years, the Government has repeatedly cited concerns about constitutional...

St Vincent de Paul say data shows hundreds of thousands of low income families can’t afford essentials

SVP say new data confirms their experience that hundreds of thousands of low income households continue to be unable to afford essentials like food, adequate housing and heating. The charity say the latest official statistics published today confirm that despite...

New housing support and advocacy group launches in Tallaght

With latest figures revealing the shocking extent of the homeless crisis in Dublin, one local based man is doing all he can to help assist anyone already homeless or in danger of losing their home. Having successfully fought and won...

Calls to housing charity double in one year

Housing charity Threshold have revealed they received their highest number of calls ever in 2016. The figures, contained in their annual report released yesterday, show more than 71,000 calls were received by the charity last year, over double the number...

Junior Housing Minister delivers nasty attack on reporting of homeless crisis

Junior Housing Minster Damien English yesterday told the Dail that media reporting about homelessness "is damaging to Ireland’s international reputation." He was responding to a question from Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Ruth Copping during a Topical Issues debate titled "Homeless Persons...
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