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There are sources of EU funding that couuld be explored to build houses in Ireland

Within the European Union, housing policy is a matter for national and local authorities. But though EU laws do not directly address housing, a combin(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien: initially said a similar scheme in Britain increased supply by 50 per cent and didn’t lead to price inflation. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government’s shared equity loan scheme – its flagship initiative to help struggling home buyers – is in danger of being scuttled before leaving th(...)

The Government’s new shared equity loan scheme involves the State paying for up to 30 per cent of the cost of new homes in return for a stake in the property. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA

The Central Bank has raised serious concerns about the Government’s new shared equity loan scheme, suggesting it could saddle potential participants w(...)