Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government Eoghan Murphy at the launch of the establishment of the Land Development Agency.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Government policy is fuelling further land speculation and making the housing crisis worse, a leading housing expert has warned. University College D(...)

With the Land Development Agency, the big winners could be developers and the assorted hangers on in the big advisory companies, who have already milked Nama. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Another crisis, another agency. Creating a new body is one of the traditional Irish political routes to addressing a problem – the Health Service Exec(...)

John Mulcahy: “While the public sector is good at lots of things, there’s one thing it’s not very good at, and that’s building of any description.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The proposed establishment of the Land Development Agency is the latest policy measure by the Government to help tackle our housing crisis. The aim is(...)

Whether the prohibitive land cost element has been removed or not, a private sector developer-led model will seek a profit margin of at least 15 per cent. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

So what are the big takeaways from the newly announced Land Development Agency? Look past all the big numbers and where are all the affordable homes s(...)

Some 150,000 new homes across Dublin and Cork are projected to be built over the next 20 years under the Land Development Agency  which was announced by Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Some 60 per cent of homes built under the Land Development Agency (LDA) scheme could end up as private housing rather than the social or affordable bu(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the Land Development Agency is meant to ensure that the supply of homes in the Republic is no longer subject to boom-and-bust cycles. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The head of the new Land Development Agency (LDA) said it was in talks with Government departments and State bodies about acquiring sites to build 7,(...)

There is a strong whiff of blame transference in the threat by Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy to take control of the functions of four Dublin local authorities and provide housing hubs for homeless families. Photograph: Tom Honan

There is a strong whiff of blame transference in the threat by Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy to take control of the functions of four Dublin loca(...)

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