September saw the removal – attended by masked gardaí – of “Take Back The City” housing activists from a property at 34 North Frederick Street, Dublin 1. Six activists were arrested. Photograph:  Jack Power

The year began with fireworks when the outgoing head of the Housing Agency Conor Skehan suggested people may be “gaming the system” by presenting them(...)

The positive news is that more houses are being built.

For anyone looking to relocate to Dublin, buy their first property, or trade up or down, the prospects for buying a home in 2019 look better than they(...)

 Lorcan O’Connor,  an accountant, is currently head of the Insolvency Service of Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tackling a €780 million pension shortfall and managing extensive properties are among the challenges facing incoming CIÉ chief executive Lorcan O’Con(...)

“The rental statistics are showing a really, really tight supply...with a little over 1,000 properties to rent in Dublin or 3,000 in the country. It is simply not enough.” Photograph: Getty Images

Failure to solve the rental crisis for lower-income households will “disable” the economy “very, very quickly”, a leading property economist has warne(...)

Fine Gael junior minister Pat Breen is reported in the Sunday Business Post as having held a number of meetings with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Tom Honan

Fine Gael junior minister Pat Breen held a number of meetings with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan (NBP), the Sunday Business Post rep(...)

Deputy Fergus O’Dowd (FG) said the capital was in danger of becoming a place ’where only the extremely wealthy live’. File photograph: Eric Luke

The Government’s new €1.25 billion Land Development Agency has been warned not to repeat mistakes made by Irish Water when it became swamped in contro(...)

The Land Development Agency will have compulsory purchase powers and will identify and release land banks for the construction of 150,000 homes over 20 years. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government’s new €1.25 billion Land Development Agency may demand more than 40 per cent social and affordable housing on private land that has lai(...)

Homeless  in Dublin. The increase in homeless funding this year to €146m   is by now depressingly expected. Photograph:  Tom Honan

The timing of the recent big-money housing announcement of the €1.25 billion Land Development Agency may have been calculated to take the edge off app(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe introducing the budget in Leinster House.

Below is the full statement of the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe announcing the budget to the Dáil on Tuesday(...)

The Government is under intense pressure to address the State’s housing problems amid a series of rallies and sit-in protests. Up to 10,000 people took part in the #RaiseTheRoof protest  in Dublin last week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Leading housing experts have warned the Government not to introduce short-term measures to address the current crisis in Tuesday’s budget, suggesting (...)

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