Andrew Nugent

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Scene of the crime. Photograph: iStock

A familiar stereotype about crime novels is that they rely on a conservative sense of closure that restores order to the narrative but distorts images(...)

Prof Liam Delaney, Dr Micheal Collins and Alan Barrett at the Citizens Assembly gathering at Malahide. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Freeing up equity from homes and redirecting State funds from private pension tax breaks to public pensions were among the issues discussed by the Cit(...)

The brief but colourful legal experience of Andrew Nugent, who has died aged 78, and his later experience as a priest provided him with tangible mater(...)

Stefan Gerlach (right) and economist John FitzGerald at the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland annual conference in Dublin  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Risky lending by the banks is not the solution to the housing crisis, the deputy governor of the Central Bank, Stefan Gerlach, has said. Referring to (...)

Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland report says policy interventions are needed to improve commercial viability and increase the supply of affordable housing. Photograph: Frank Miller

Providing housing for first- time buyers and single people is not commercially viable, and interventions are needed in the market to improve viability(...)

 Pauline Daly outgoing president of The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) with incoming president Andrew Nugent. Photograph: Colm Mahady / Fennells

The new president of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland faces issues unheard of just a few short years ago. Housing and skills shortages will (...)

The ESRI  estimates that the Republic needs to build between 19,000 and 33,000 new houses a year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Republic’s housing crisis may be worse than is believed because the Government is overestimating the number of new homes being built, a new report(...)

Official estimates exaggerated the number of new homes built in the Republic last year by more than 2,000, a new report claims.

Official estimates exaggerated the number of new homes built in the Republic last year by more than 2,000, a new report claims.A five-year slump in co(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore descend a hill at the launch of Construction 2020 at Abbotstown, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Housing experts have expressed concern that plans for a help-to-buy scheme for first-time buyers could simply end up driving the price of housing upwa(...)

Richard Dawkins ‘throws out the baby with the bathwater’

Public debate on religion follows a depressingly familiar course these days. An equivalent of Godwin’s Law operates whereby the longer an online di(...)

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