Housing for All

Housing for All - a New Housing Plan for Ireland is the Government’s housing policy to 2030. It is a multi-annual, multi-billion euro plan which will improve Ireland’s housing system and deliver more homes of all types for people with different housing needs. It has a built-in annual review mechanism to respond to progress made in implementing the plan, to challenges in implementation, and to changes in the external environment. The first annual update is available here. It sets out how the Government is responding to recent developments and ensuring focus remains on delivery. Quarterly Progress Reports are published, setting out performance against the targets and actions set out in the plan.

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Government approves establishment of defects scheme for apartments and duplexes

On the 18th January the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, TD, received Government approval to draft legislation to support the remediation of apartments and duplexes with fire safety, structural safety and water ingress defects, constructed between 1991 and 2013. The legislation will provide a statutory basis for the establishment of a remediation scheme aimed at protecting the safety and welfare of those living in apartments or duplexes with such defects that occurred during construction.

A ‘whole building’ approach will be taken, ensuring common areas and shared spaces are also remediated were required to the relevant standard. It’s envisaged that the Housing Agency will play a central role in the administration of the scheme and that Owners’ Management Companies will be funded to carry out the necessary remediation works, with specific limitations or exemptions on certain commercial owners.

Housing for All Plan and Progress