Built in 1959, Croke Villas in Dublin’s north inner city had been mostly vacant for the past decade. Photograph: Alan Betson

I’m standing on a street in Dublin’s north inner city, in the shadow of Croke Park’s Cusack Stand, watching a block of council flats being reduced to (...)

John Murphy with Tim Kinsella, managing director of MKC Communications. Mr Murphy is former secretary general of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

John Murphy, the former top civil servant at the Department of Enterprise, has joined public relations firm MKC Communications as a consultant in its (...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin: said the all-party committee on housing and homelessness had recommended rent reviews be linked to the Consumer Price Index or a similar index. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government’s proposed new rental plan was defended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the face of strong Dáil criticism. “It is in the interests of tenan(...)

Incoming IFA president Damian McDonald is to receive a basic salary of €185,350. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

The new head of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is to receive a substantially smaller salary package than his predecessor. The association today(...)

A significant shift in Government policy towards support for the public and private rental sectors and away from private home ownership is contained i(...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney plans to incentivise the private sector to work with local authorities to develop “affordable rental” units as part of “mixed tenure” estates on publicly owned land.  File photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

A broadening and deepening of the rental sector is planned by the Government in its Housing Action Plan, to be published next week. The roll-out of (...)

Tackling our housing crisis requires us to look beyond a simple numbers game and get the quality of new homes right. Minister for Housing Simon Covene(...)

Ireland’s 30-somethings have happily opted for higher density apartment living and the ‘European’ lifestyles this generates. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Future housing is not just about bricks and mortar, it provides the fabric of our urban and rural communities.When research predicting today’s housing(...)

Whatever shape our new government takes, most if not all our newly elected politicians agree that housing is a critical issue that must be tackled as(...)

Ireland must reach a 40 per cent level of renewable electricity provision to meet EU targets for 2020. Last year almost 24 per cent was achieved through wind alone

Communities wary of accepting wind farm projects are most likely to be won over by the prospect of discounted electricity bills, a conference has hea(...)

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