Simon Coveney

Building
780 local authority homes built last year

780 local authority homes built last year

 A total of 780 local authority houses were built across the State last year, according to figures published by the Department of Housing. The figure, an increase on the 247 built in 2016, brings to 1,027 the number of local authority houses built since the…
Landlords
New plans announced to limit how much landlords can increase rents by in designated areas

New plans announced to limit how much landlords can increase rents by in designated areas

Housing Minister Simon Coveney yesterday announced plans to limit how much landlords could increase rents by in designated areas of Dublin and Cork. The strategy sets out a range of measures under the headings of Security, Supply, Standards and Services which will address both immediate…
Building
New Government plan aims to deliver 25,000 affordable homes each year

New Government plan aims to deliver 25,000 affordable homes each year

The government yesterday unveiled part of its plan for dealing with the housing crisis by identifying a number of major urban development sites where affordable homes can be built. Minister for Housing Simon Coveney announced that he was establishing a fast-track planning system to enable…
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