The Government should consider whether it is appropriate to provide homeless families with emergency accommodation if they have refused Housing Assist(...)

The conveyancing process is archaic and no longer fit for purpose, according to the Law Society

The Law Society is calling for an amnesty on residential properties built outside planning regulations more than seven years ago, as part of a renewed(...)

Official statistics returned to the EPA suggest local authorities regulate more than 6,000 waste operations and carry out more than 25,000 inspections each year. File photograph: David Sleator

There are significant discrepancies between the sums of money county and city councils across the Republic spend policing illegal dumping with some se(...)

Houses under construction: CSO data give more accurate numbers.   Photograph: FRANK MILLER

A very significant data gap in the housing area has been filled as the CSO has published its own estimate of housing completions in Ireland. Policymak(...)

Government policy has contributed overall to an increase in prices in rent, says Dermot O’Leary of Goodbody Stockbrokers. Photograph: iStock

Dublin City Council is paying as much as €2,800 a month – considerably more than Government-set limits – to a landlord to house a family in the city, (...)

The overhang of so-called ghost estates from the boom has muddied the picture, with many units built previously coming back into stock, effectively exaggerating the true level of supply.   Photograph: Eric Luke

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has developed a new measure of housebuilding activity on foot of the controversy surrounding the Government’s figu(...)

Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison. Lobbying returns for January-April show John Collison met Taoiseach Leo Varadkar “to discuss technology policy”. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Tech companies Stripe and Amazon separately met Government Ministers earlier this year to discuss housing policy ahead of the planned growth of their (...)

Presiding Officer Carmel McBride looks on as a voter casts their vote in Inishbofiin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

Dublin City Council has admitted that some voter registration forms “went astray” following an “unprecedented” surge in applications. Almost 20,000 (...)

A blue flag standard is an international award which recognises outstanding compliance with bathing water quality and sewage treatment regulations. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

A record number of blue flags have been awarded to Irish beaches and marinas for 2018 by An Taisce environmental group. The 83 Irish beaches and seve(...)

The Department of Housing uses electricity connections as a proxy for counting new builds, but this method has proved entirely unreliable.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Ten years on from the crash and we still don’t have an accurate measure of housing output. The one metric that might give us an understanding of the s(...)

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