Report says a key issue is high rents in the private sector

Would-be homeowners living in Irish cities can spend over 15 years trying to claw a deposit together, a new report addressing the affordability of hou(...)

Incentive programmes designed to stimulate construction may prove controversial given the history of such programmes during the Celtic Tiger. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Builders will ask the Government to consider a range of tax breaks and stimulus measures to spark housing development during the year, including an ea(...)

Homes being built at Thornwood Houses at Beaumont this year. Planning permission is in place for 26,886 homes in Dublin’s four local authority areas but only 4,809 are under construction. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost 10,000 homes are expected to be built each year in Dublin city and county under the Government’s housing action plan – a threefold increase in (...)