Financialisation of housing Everyone has a right to a home. I was one of the lucky ones – buying my first home in Cork in 1972 when I was a 22-year-o(...)

The bulk of housing in Ireland is built via a private sector speculation model, which is no longer able to produce homes at affordable rates for people on low to middle incomes

Fianna Fáil says it’s “going all out on housing”, promising to build 200,000 homes over five years if elected. Fine Gael has responded with a pledge t(...)

I stand on my balcony in December sun, watching the comings and goings of neighbours opposite. The last of the cleaning has been done - kitchen cupboa(...)

Paddy Holohan, former UFC fighter and Sinn Féin councillor in his Gym in Tymon North, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

On the wall of the Straight Blast Gym (SBG) in an industrial estate in Dublin 24, there’s a huge picture of the gym’s owner, the red-bearded MMA fight(...)

The future of the proposed scheme for O’Devaney Gardens is in doubt after the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy questioned the basis on which it was approved by Dublin City Council.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

The future of the proposed scheme for O’Devaney Gardens is in doubt after the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy questioned the basis on which it was (...)

 Lord Mayor Paul McAuliffe with Samuel, Rathfarnham and Saoirse from Marino launching details of Car Free Day 2019. Photograph: Arthur Carron

Dublin City Council is getting a “poor deal” in relation to plans for the development of hundreds of housing units at the O’Devaney Gardens site in th(...)

O’Devaney Gardens is a 1950s flat complex that was due to be redeveloped under a public-private partnership. Photograph: Tom Honan

The developer behind a controversial co-living development in Dún Laoghaire has been selected as the preferred bidder for the O’Devaney Gardens regene(...)

A view of  O’Devaney Gardens  in Dublin. File photograph: Tom Honan

Gardaí are examining a cache of loaded firearms after the weapons were found by construction workers at a local authority flats complex in Dublin. Th(...)

Gerry Scully who lives beside the  site where  Japanese knotweed is growing at O’Devaney Gardens  off the North Circular Road, Dublin. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Dublin City Council has declined to say how long it has been aware of the growth of Japanese knotweed on land it owns near the Phoenix Park or to outl(...)

Homeowners in Wales were awarded  compensation when their homes became unsaleabe because Network Rail failed to clear knotweed on their land.

Homeowners near the Phoenix Park should consider taking legal action to force Dublin City Council to deal with an “epidemic” which has seen one of the(...)

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