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Defects like those seen in St James’s Wood in Kilmainham, Dublin 8 are unfortunately very common throughout developments built during the celtic tiger. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

How common are fire safety issues in Irish apartments? Defects like those seen in St James’s Wood in Kilmainham, Dublin 8 are unfortunately very commo(...)

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Residents at an apartment block in Dublin 8 that was found to have serious fire safety problems will not be forced out of their homes before Christmas(...)

St James’s Wood apartments, Kilmainham. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A fire prevention officer is inspecting an apartment complex in Dublin 8 after a series of audits revealed serious fire safety issues there. The offi(...)

The Government is under intense pressure to address the State’s housing problems amid a series of rallies and sit-in protests. Up to 10,000 people took part in the #RaiseTheRoof protest  in Dublin last week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Leading housing experts have warned the Government not to introduce short-term measures to address the current crisis in Tuesday’s budget, suggesting (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government Eoghan Murphy at the launch of the establishment of the Land Development Agency.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Government policy is fuelling further land speculation and making the housing crisis worse, a leading housing expert has warned. University College D(...)

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(...)

Built in 1959, Croke Villas in Dublin’s north inner city had been mostly vacant for the past decade. Photograph: Alan Betson

I’m standing on a street in Dublin’s north inner city, in the shadow of Croke Park’s Cusack Stand, watching a block of council flats being reduced to (...)

Tom Parlon rejected suggestions that CIRI lacked independence and transparency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Proposed legislation requiring mandatory registration of builders is not sufficiently robust, lacks independence and has inadequate protection for con(...)

 Shattered windows on a ghost estate in  Gorey, Co Wexford. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

The overhang of partially completed homes from the crash is now estimated to be 2,838, down from a high of about 33,000 in 2010, according to official(...)

Modular housing in Dublin. The term “modular” refers to a structure made off-site and then assembled on-site. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The ruse that so-called modular housing is temporary or “emergency” accommodation was well and truly exposed by a Dublin City Council report to electe(...)

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