IIRC there was a good insight towards the end of this programme - something along the lines of housing should be used to house people, not treated as an investment. Or used as a method to get ordinary citizens - through higher house prices - to keep the country’s entire financial system afloat.
There was a guy on morning Ireland the other day from DIT, Lorcan Sur (?), I liked the cut of his jib, he was commenting on property related stuff…about vulture funds evicting tenants, he said the problem was with security of tenure rather than with property owners selling their assets and a few others points well made
Newstalk have a piece now on the difficulty of finding a place to rent in Dublin
Oh my God is anyone listening to these muppets on Primetime calling for rent allowance rises?
No point in having a landlord’s dole if it is only 50% of market rent
Rent allowance rises have been agreed as part of the FF/FG pact. It’s a done deal. Circa 15% rise. Despite the commissioned report recommending against any rise. The rise will be announced soon.
Throwing petrol on the fire
Or how many TDs are landlords
Well at least they are doing their best to help the poor
Coming up on Newstalk…Master of the High Court, Ed Honohan talks about how we could CPO the 90,000 houses at risk from Vulture Funds!!!
edit- to my untrained legal ear, it sounds like the Judiciary is overstepping it’s mark vis a vis the Separation of Powers
Simon Coveney now on Radio1 discussing Housing
“Contrary to a misconception sometimes held, neither the Master of the High Court nor the Taxing Masters are members of the judiciary. They are what are known as quasi-judicial office holders.”
He should change his title so
Firetrap Homes: TV3 Investigates Monday 2100
Journalist Mick Clifford investigates questionable building practices during the Celtic Tiger period, looking at fire safety and the standard of construction of housing and examining how seriously the authorities are taking the situation.
Just on radio 1 there was a 10 minute promo/propaganda piece by David Hall. Unchallenged even encouraged in his outrage by Sean, Hall worked himself up to 9 on the angry scale.
Can’t we just buy 100,000 mortgages and then let folk rent off the state!!!
I’d love to see the arrears projections on that
Excellent programme, but seriously disturbing. Be very frightened of timber-framed houses and apartments. No-one is responsible for fire-trap homes (least of all Government or local authorities) and new legislation is required. Building certification is very efficient in Northern Ireland and very inefficient and expensive south of the border.
Expect total silence and inaction from Simon Coveney.
“Dysfunctional” repossession system only reason we haven’t seen more evictions - David Hall
Meanwhile, a Government TD says even people on large salaries cannot afford mortgages or rent at the moment.
Fine Gael’s Bernard Durkan told the committee that the fallout of the property bubble is still being felt.
He said that even TDs - who earn around €90,000 a year - cannot afford to get mortgages at the moment.
David Hall AND Ross Maguire coming up on Claire Byrne Live on rte1 now, to discuss the housing crisis!
ROss Maguire is impressive
Maguire really laid into Hall there about his scaring people and ridiculous talk of Vulture lovers.
Of course the Audience is stacked with Hysterical types
Maguire’s big idea- a moratorium on house sales it seems. He wants no Tenants removed from a house even if it’s sold and believes the Govt should legislate for same
I felt Claire Byrne’s intro was terrible.
I’m fed up of the media blending the issues of the rental crisis, and homelessness.
People become homeless for many reasons - generally lack of access to shelter isn’t the main one. It could be substance abuse issues, psychological difficulties, social care/family issues or a combination of any of the above.
Yes, there is a “rental crisis” but the cohort of people who are unfortunately homeless because they cannot afford any shelter, and there are no other contributory issues, is very low… and is a small subset of the “rental crisis”.
The rental crisis is real, but is not the homeless crisis.
Also, like a lot of Pinsters, I’m fed up that the “why are interest rates higher than europe?”, brigade (ALL of the media) are the same media also encouraging the calling for “no evictions for anyone from any family home.”
“Cognitive Dissonance? Is it you?”