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Protestors against repossession cases at the court house, Castlebar, Co Mayo in 2015. “On any cost benefit analysis, this is taxpayers’ money down the drain,” said Edmund Honohan. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Taxpayers will have to spend millions in the coming years to fund a fivefold increase in the number of repossessions as banks increasingly sell off di(...)

The sharp rise in prices and lending raises concerns that another bubble may be forming, according to the OECD. Photograph: Frank Miller

There were numerous housing narratives swirling around this week; only one of them seemed positive and all of them require robust political engagement(...)

Carlow-Kilkenny TD John McGuinness will present the Bill to the parliamentary party. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Bill to create a so-called “friendly vulture fund” will be brought to the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party at its meeting on Wednesday. Carlow-Kilke(...)