Professor Louden Ryan (right), then chairman of the National Planning Board in 1984 with Dr Peter Bacon, director of the board secretariat. Photograph: Paddy Whelan /The Irish Times .

Louden Ryan, one of the State’s most influential economists and one of Trinity College Dublin’s most charismatic professors, has died, at the age of 9(...)

Public dismay over the number of homeless families and a shortage of affordable housing has put the Government under pressure.

A lack of detail concerning the powers and responsibilities of the proposed Land Development Agency is a cause for concern. Grandiose declarations tha(...)

When people on average wages cannot afford rents then they are too high. Photograph: Irish Times Graphics

The rental situation is becoming ever more difficult for those looking for somewhere to live, as costs for new rents soar above Celtic Tiger peaks. Bu(...)

Kieran Mulvey  was most recently in the news when he mediated talks between Ryanair and a group of striking pilots. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Industrial relations troubleshooter Kieran Mulvey is set to join the board of Independent News & Media (INM) as a non-executive director. The tro(...)

Active land management can  ensure that value uplifts from infrastructure projects funded by the taxpayer accrue to the  taxpayer, and not  lucky landowners who happen to be adjacent to the routes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Why are Irish housing cycles so volatile? Why do we live in the lowest density cities in Europe, resulting in long commutes and congested roads? Why a(...)

A proposal to set up a new Oireachtas committee to track Government progress on addressing climate change and implementing radical measures to counter(...)

The 141-acre Thornton Hall site was the largest vacant site controlled by the State found in the course of our research. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

At least 334 sites or buildings controlled by the Government are lying idle across the Republic. Research by The Irish Times shows that bodies falli(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meeting  British prime minister Theresa May on May 17th on the sidelines of an EU and Western Balkan heads-of-state summit in Sofia, Bulgaria. Photograph: AP Photo

We’re just over a month away now from a key European Council summit at which the UK must present a way to avoid a hard border between the Republic and(...)

Mortgages and housing: Central Bank researchers sound a warning and Nesc offers a solution. Photograph: iStock

Central Bank researchers are warning today that if current growth in mortgage lending persists and household incomes rise in line with forecasts, the (...)

The National Economic and Social Council argued that the State must change its system of urban development, land management and housing provision.

The State should look to land it already owns such as former docks and rail depots as it seeks to solve the housing crisis, the National Economic and (...)

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