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Shelbourne Plaza in Ringsend, Dublin 4: In 2017, Chartered Land bought the block of apartments and sold them on to the council for €24.5 million. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The prospect of restoring developers’ “Part V” housing contribution to 20 per cent will result in more homes being available for those on lower income(...)

LDA chief executive John Coleman believes he can improve on local authorities’ six-year process and bring a raw piece of land to the stage of having housing on it in four years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Few believed local authorities can churn out new houses, but the recent revelation that bringing a project from the first work on plans to starting wo(...)

Plans for 853 homes at the Santry site, one of the largest owned by the council, collapsed last November following the refusal of councillors to approve a deal with developer Glenveagh Homes. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A housing development at Dublin City Council’s Oscar Traynor Road site should consist of all social and affordable homes, according to a new plan prod(...)

Focus Ireland said its services are ‘deeply aware of a disturbing number of cases of suicide among homeless people’ since the Covid crisis. File photograph: Getty

Frontline staff in homeless hostels have received extra training in response to a “significant increase” in suicide attempts, an Oireachtas committee (...)

In a report published this week, the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), the professional body for the construction industry,said the cost of delivering two-bedroom apartments in Dublin ranged from €359,000 for a low-spec, low-rise unit in the suburbs to an eye-watering €619,000 for a high-spec, high-rise unit in the city centre. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

One of the primary reasons why housing is so expensive in this country is because of land. To extract the best price, landowners are incentivised to h(...)

The SCSI estimated the professional fees attached to building two-bed apartments in Dublin at between €18,000 and €21,000, but Dublin City Council was charged between €44,027 and €54,062. Photograph: iStock

Private developers have been accused by Sinn Féin of “overcharging” and “price gouging” Dublin City Council (DCC) for social housing developments. I(...)

The council would have been paying an average of €390,000 for the social and affordable housing at Oscar Traynor Road, while the average cost of directly built council homes is €430,000, council’s head of housing Brendan Kenny said. Photograph: iStock

Social and affordable homes are likely to be “considerably more expensive” at Dublin City Council’s Oscar Traynor Road site if built by the council in(...)

The State’s last affordable housing scheme was discontinued in 2011. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/ Bloomberg

Affordable and cost rental housing will not be viable in Dublin unless the State subsidy for its construction is doubled, Dublin City Council’s head o(...)

‘It seems that some of those who opine on the state of the housing market will clutch at straws to prove that the State can deliver housing much more cheaply than the private sector.’ Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

The recent rejection by Dublin City councillors of proposals to build new homes at Oscar Traynor Road was a significant setback to efforts to tackle o(...)

Stephen Garvey, Glenveagh CEO. Glenveagh focuses on homes for first-time buyers and renters on sites around the State. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Dublin-listed house builder Glenveagh plans to spend €500 million building 3,000 new homes around the Republic, creating 1,000 jobs. One of several I(...)

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