KPMG is urging the Minister for Finance  to temporarily remove or reduce VAT on new homes in a move it says would encourage developers to bring more affordable homes to market as soon as possible. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The housing crisis is deterring foreign investors from setting up business in the Republic and addressing the problem must be a focus for the Governm(...)

“Irish cities are highly responsive in terms of supply and . . . there are more than 40,000 outstanding permissions in most cases ready to be acted on.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The faux outrage generated in relation to a shared-equity approach to housing falls into an all-too-familiar pattern that has come to characterise wh(...)

Hotels are now charging rates for rooms that are at or close to those prevailing in the final hedonistic days of the Celtic Tiger. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

You haven’t heard them much of late. Perhaps they are simply too busy managing the weight of work coming their way in this rare Irish summer but budge(...)

 Confound Michael Gove, arch enemy of experts, and the rest of the Brexit hardliners, by embracing complexity and acknowledging the uncertainties. Photograph:  Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

It was a nice ego tickle to achieve top 10 status (twice) in The Irish Times “most read” business articles of 2017. Both pieces were about Brexit, a t(...)

The Government’s housing statistics have become an unlikely faultline in the battle to resolve Ireland’s housing crisis. Critics say the numbers, whic(...)

Sophia founder Jean Quinn, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Simon Coveney, Derek Fay and Nicole Hogan at  the Sophia housing complex on Sean McDermott Street.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Land and buildings held by religious orders are unlikely to provide a magic-bullet solution to the housing crisis, religious orders and figures in th(...)