Construction at Grand Canal Dock in Dublin. The housing problem “offers the potential for spectacular failure if policy interventions are inappropriate”, Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In the scramble to try to tackle the shortage of housing supply in Dublin, the Government in 2015 set its sights on Dublin City Council’s development(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is mistaken in his view that soaring residential towers should form part of any strategy to deal with the current housing emergency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than half-a-century ago, as Dublin was experiencing a housing crisis, then minister for local government Neil Blaney was persuaded by constructio(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said he would lift the ‘numerical height caps’  in city cores and along key public transport corridors.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It is time to address the “faintly ridiculous restrictions on effective and efficient use of scarce building land”, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy:  will signal a number of changes to planning and development laws at the Irish Planning Institute conference in Dublin on Friday morning. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Shared accommodation aimed at young professionals is to be developed in cities as part of a Government effort to reduce the cost of renting. Minister(...)

  Homes  under construction in Adamstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Shannon in Co, Clare was for decades the State’s only modern planned town. Developed throughout the 1970s alongside Shannon Airport and the Shannon Fr(...)

Joanna Tuffy, Labour spokesperson on affordable housing, said the Government must introduce a national affordable housing scheme ahead of the development of the Clonburris SDZ. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Planning failures which resulted in the urban sprawl of the Dublin suburbs in the last decades of the 20th century will not be repeated in Clonburris,(...)

The Strategic Housing Development system gives effect to a commitment to fast-track decision-making for large-scale housing schemes. Photograph: Frank Miller

Developers planning to build large-scale housing schemes will be able from Monday to make their case directly to An Bord Pleanála, bypassing local-aut(...)

It is estimated that by 2040 Ireland’s population will have increased by about one million, leading to a need for more homes, services and infrastructure

More urban sprawl and longer commutes to work are on the cards for many of us unless politicians create a planning system fit for a growing population(...)

A view of  Westport, Co. Mayo. Photograph: The Irish Times

Some towns are beating out-of-town shopping centres thanks to a system of ‘health checks’, a conference will be told today. The annual conference of (...)

According to the Government’s Housing Agency, 25,000 homes need to be built annually, about 10,000 of which are needed in Dublin. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Legislation allowing applications for large-scale housing developments to be made directly to An Bord Pleanála, bypassing local authority decision ma(...)

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