Peter Stafford

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Katie de Gama: ‘I couldn’t have told you one fact about the Famine. I hadn’t ever heard of it.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

BEING BRITISH IN IRELAND: FUNERALS, BARBS ABOUT 800 YEARS OF OPPRESSION, AND HAVING TO EXPLAIN BREXIT SEVERAL TIMES A DAY “Ireland is an unknown(...)

A property-rental queue at Northumberland Road, Dublin, in 2012. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Anyone who has ever rented has horror stories. Whether those involve dodgy landlords, difficult housemates or almost-uninhabitable dives, the experie(...)

Binary Hub: Student accommodation off Thomas Street in Dublin built by Threesixty Developments

Almost 6,000 beds for students are in the pipeline for Dublin city with more than 2,000 places already under construction in purpose-built student bl(...)

Construction in Ireland: ‘Larger companies building thousands of homes could realise economies of scale, pushing down on costs.’ Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

It’s taken awhile, but politicians have finally woken up to Ireland’s housing crisis. The new Minister for Housing, Simon Coveney, admitted as much (...)

The number of construction notices for new housing reached 8,000 in 2015, up 19 per cent on the previous year, according to a report from Property Ind(...)

Last month, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly issued Planning Guidelines on Design Standards for New Apartments that reduced the minimum size of apartments that could be built in Dublin and elsewhere. File photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

Property industry representatives and planners have said they urged the Department of the Environment to test new rules on apartment sizes six months (...)

Average amount loaned to first-time borrowers increased slightly to €172,199 in third quarter

More than half the €1.23 billion worth of mortgages taken out during the third quarter of the year went to first-time buyers despite new Central Bank(...)

Government  should encourage  professional specialist developers who  constructs new housing and then act as the landlord.

According to estate agents Sherry FitzGerald, one-third of houses sales in 2015 have been by investors selling residential investment property. A furt(...)

The Government is exploring ways of providing finance to builders in a fresh attempt to boost the supply of homes in Dublin. It is one of a series of(...)

A plasterer at work. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Just over half the minimum number of new homes needed to meet demand in Dublin city and county last year were built, according to new figures from th(...)

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