John O Connor

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Herbert Simms, who was appointed by Dublin Corporation of the city’s first housing architect,  is probably best known for the development of the city’s corporation flats, such as Chancery Place near the Four Courts. Photograph: G&T Crampton Archive

Few argue against the State having a role in the provision of social housing for those who do not have the means to house themselves. But how deeply (...)

Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance, a not-for-profit provider, has built houses in Ballymun, Dublin,  starting at €140,000

Following a hiatus of almost a decade, the State is once again becoming involved in the private housing market. It plans to build thousands of homes o(...)

Tony Fahey of UCD; chairman of the Housing Agency John O’Connor; Siptu general secretary  Joe O’Flynn; and Dublin City Council’s Brendan Kenny during  a  discussion on  delivering  public housing. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

It would be a “big mistake” and “very unwise” for local authorities to become involved in building homes for low- and middle-income buyers as part of (...)

If a more egalitarian housing system is to be introduced, the Government will have to modify its dependence on private developers. But there is little to suggest it is ready to make that transition. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A shortage of housing has become a rental crisis that is forcing families to choose between paying the rent and providing food for their children, acc(...)

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(...)

Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance said some schools had provided bean bags for children to rest on so they could participate in lessons after catching up on sleep. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The housing crisis is forcing some families to choose between paying the rent and eating, a leading expert on children’s rights has warned. Tanya War(...)

Carlow businessman Declan Doyle owns the existing Doyle’s pub as well as Bowe’s, a former Ladbrokes betting shop and the Dublin Yeast Company. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

One of Dublin’s last surviving Victorian pubs, Bowe’s on Fleet Street, could more than double in size if a recently lodged planning application is app(...)

Across the State sites worth more than €300 million have been added to the register by local authorities, including the former Player Wills factory on the South Circular Road, Dublin, above. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The chief executive of the State’s Housing Agency, John O’Connor, has warned the Government against increasing the vacant sites levy from 3 per cent t(...)

Judge John O’Connor described the situation as a ‘sad indictment’.

A mother felt it necessary to have her 14-year-old son charged over a serious arson at her home after she met with “closed doors” when she tried to ge(...)

A 17-year-old boy fell asleep on a couch while he was in the middle of carrying out a house burglary in Dublin, a court has heard. The teenager, who (...)

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