Brendan McDonagh, chief executive of  the National Asset Management Agency: “We had stock there ready, complete. It’s been taking a long time for it to work through the system.” Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Local authorities need to increase social housing in better-off areas if they are to address the housing crisis, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan (...)

Jan O’Sullivan, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, opens Focus Ireland’s conference on ‘New Solutions to Finding Homes’ at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Local authorities should transfer over 3,500 vacant houses and flats to housing associations, a leading housing expert has said. Simon Brooks, directo(...)