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The mews house is the first to appear on the new Property Bridges platform

A new Irish online peer-to-peer crowdfunding platform that connects investors with experienced developers, has gone live with its first project, a pla(...)

With the Land Development Agency, the big winners could be developers and the assorted hangers on in the big advisory companies, who have already milked Nama. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Another crisis, another agency. Creating a new body is one of the traditional Irish political routes to addressing a problem – the Health Service Exec(...)

House prices nationally have risen  50%  since the trough of 2013, while rents are up over 80%  since 2010

In 1980, housing accounted for just 7 per cent of household expenditure in the Republic. By 2016, this had increased to 20 per cent, equating to an es(...)

Whether the prohibitive land cost element has been removed or not, a private sector developer-led model will seek a profit margin of at least 15 per cent. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

So what are the big takeaways from the newly announced Land Development Agency? Look past all the big numbers and where are all the affordable homes s(...)

 Stacey Spain with her son Korbin and Nicole Reilly with her daughter Kaiya on Sheriff Street.  “I would’ve loved to get a place around here but there’s no houses,” said Ms Reilly. Photograph: Alan Betson

As the largest purpose-built student accommodation complex in the country opens on Saturday in Dublin’s north inner city, long-time residents in the a(...)

Government figures grossly inflated the true level of house building in the State. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

The good news first. After several dormant years, the supply of new homes is finally ramping up. The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office(...)

The real addition to the State’s housing stock in 2017 was probably closer to 10,000 than to the headline output number of 14,500 units. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Statistics Office’s new housing output numbers appear to have finally put to bed the controversy surrounding the Government’s figures, one(...)

The State owns or controls enough land to build more than three times as many council homes as planned by Government. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The State owns or controls enough zoned land to build 114,000 dwellings – half of which could be social housing. This would be enough to clear more (...)

 Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy last week said 1,014 social houses had been built in 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A total of 780 local authority houses were built across the State last year, according to figures published by the Department of Housing. The figure,(...)

More than 2,000 repossessed homes have been offered by banks to the Housing Agency for social housing under a new scheme. File photograph: iStock

More than 2,000 repossessed homes have been offered by banks to the Housing Agency for social housing under a new scheme, but just 163 have been made (...)

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