Settled residents should lose the right to object to Traveller accommodation, a new review recommends. File photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Settled residents should lose the right to object to Traveller accommodation and council chiefs should be “encouraged” to use emergency powers to forc(...)

Statistics show that Ireland is undergoing a historic shift in its traditional pattern of home ownership.

Like a lot of Irish people her age, Elizabeth feels trapped. “The help-to-buy scheme is no good to me because the cost of new builds is so astronomic(...)

The St Margaret’s Traveller housing scheme in Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Local authorities failing to spend their Traveller accommodation budgets could face financial sanctions, under proposals being examined by Government-(...)

The city council has a housing stock of just under 25,000 homes and about 11,000 of these could be eligible for purchase by tenants at discounts of up to 60 per cent of the market value. Photograph: Frank Miller

Council house tenants’ right to buy their homes should be suspended, and the cap on the maximum rent payable by tenants should be scrapped, Dublin Cit(...)

The large-scale demolition of social housing reflected an approach to regeneration which saw replacing the physical fabric as being the answer to social problems affecting certain housing estates. Photograph: David Sleator

Travelling from Dublin city centre on the northbound Luas Green line, one of the first things you see, two minutes from the GPO, is a row of boarded-u(...)

Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
A debt-free housing bubble?

If you ask most economists, a bubble is a credit-fuelled event that drives asset values above their fundamental level. In other words, a period of exc(...)

Marino: The Dublin suburb was originally  built by the State under its “Million Pound Scheme”.

Extensive levels of Government subsidy would be needed for Irish home ownership rates to return to late 20th-century levels, a Housing Agency conferen(...)

The Rebuilding Ireland – Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness was launched by Minister for Housing Simon Coveney. It does a good job of using the public funding which is available to best effect.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Resolving the housing shortage is one of the most important and also most difficult challenges which face the Government. Both private- and social-sec(...)