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Donald Trump’s tax cuts, designed to get US multinationals  to repatriate profits,   have ‘pulled €50 billion out of Ireland’, according to the Sunday Times.  Photograph: Al Drago/ The New York Times

The Sunday Times reports that US multinationals have “pulled €50 billion out of Ireland” since US president Donald Trump introduced tax cuts designed (...)

Fianna Fáil housing spokesman, Darragh O’Brien, said the department was using the purchase figures to ‘paint a better picture’ of its progress in developing housing. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Nearly 40 per cent of social homes the Department of Housing listed as “built” by local authorities last year were new homes purchased from developers(...)

‘House prices are increasing at seven times the rate of wage increases.’ File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

In 2017 the Central Statistics Office published a report, Historical Earnings 1938-2015, showing changes in earnings from before the second World War (...)

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(...)

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