Hugh Brennan

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Thousands of eligible buyers are likely to be vying for the council’s 370 homes. Photograph: Alan Betson

News that affordable homes would be available in Dublin from as little at €116,000, with three-bed duplexes for a frankly astonishing €176,000, will o(...)

More than 370 houses and apartments to be built on three sites. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Discounted apartments with prices starting at €116,000 will be available to low- and middle-income buyers who qualify for new affordable housing schem(...)

Chief executive of the Housing Agency John O’Connor told the committee the regulations ‘to give full effect to the legislation will be produced in the next number of weeks’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

An affordable purchase scheme, to provide homes for low- and middle-income buyers, is expected to be in place within weeks, an Oireachtas housing comm(...)

Hugh Brennan and Tim Crowley of Ó’Cualann Cohousing Alliance. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Eirgrid While the climate change debate in Ireland may be dominated by this country’s poor performance in meeting targets set for it by EU and intern(...)

Helen Cheevers and her baby Erik outside her new home at Baile na Laochra, Ballymun with Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance chief executive Hugh Brennan and architect Joe Kennedy of Smith Kennedy Architects. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance has come up with an innovative solution to the catch-22 situation facing many families who find themselves earning to(...)

Plans for the Central Mental Hospital site have potential to create a housing development focused not on the market but families. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The high walls of the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum, Dublin, are a landmark for many. The site has the potential to become a landmark in an entir(...)

Dublin City Council head of housing Brendan Kenny said the cost of building a social home on land owned by the council was an average of €300,000, Photograph: Alan Betson

A “horrendous”, onerous public procurement process is pushing up the cost of providing local authority housing, Dublin City Council deputy chief exec(...)

Ballymun Shopping Centre - ready for demolition. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Demolition of the 50-year-old Ballymun shopping centre, which has blocked completion of the regeneration of the north Dublin suburb, has been approved(...)

 Housing crisis: there are human stories behind every statistic. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

If we really saw family life as important and shelter as a human right, people would not tolerate the selling of distressed mortgages to foreign funds(...)

The way forward: Dublin City Council and Ó Cualann co-operative has built houses in Ballymun with a starting price of €140,000.

There are two giant roadblocks to solving the housing crisis. The first is the five-year electoral cycle. The second is the persistent refusal by poli(...)

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