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Newry Politics

Sinn Féin Committed to Tackling the Housing Crisis in Ireland

Speaking after attending a housing conference, Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said Sinn Féin is committed to tackling the housing crisis in Ireland.  The Newry and Armagh MP said:   “Today my party colleagues, Oonagh Hanlon, Aoife Finnegan, Valerie Harte, Cathy Mason and I, attended a housing conference to identify the needs and challenges across […]

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Community Politics

Minister Proposals to Increase Affordable Housing Options

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has launched a consultation on a proposed new affordable rent model that will increase affordable housing options here. The consultation looks at the introduction of Intermediate Rent. Launching the consultation, Minister Hargey said: “Access to housing is a fundamental right.  We need to look at all options to ensure that everyone has […]

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Community

Funding Increased to Support Delivery of New Homes

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has approved additional funding of up to £15million to ensure stability in the social housing construction sector following recent volatility in the costs of materials. Minister Hargey has stated that building more social homes, to the areas they are needed, is a priority as she works to address housing stress through […]

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Community

LEGISLATION PROTECTING PRIVATE RENTERS EXTENDED

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced that due to the ongoing pandemic she is extending the legislation protecting private renters from eviction to 30 September 2021. The Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Act requires landlords to give tenants a 12 week notice to quit period before seeking a court order to begin proceedings to evict and […]

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Community

MINISTER HARGEY ANNOUNCES FURTHER £13MILLION TO HELP FIRST TIME BUYERS

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced a further £13m funding to Co-Ownership to provide assistance to first time buyers struggling to raise a deposit to purchase their own home.  The Minister is allocating this funding in response to an increase in demand for Co-Ownership’s shared ownership product.   Co-Ownership is seeing an increase in applications as […]