Housing Crisis

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Rent is a high proportion of monthly goings for Irish tenants. Photograph: iStock

The cost of rent for Irish people as a percentage of their total monthly outgoings is the sixth highest in the world, according to a study by Money.c(...)

Assembling a modular-built house on site can take as little as four hours. File photograph: Getty

The costs of new quicker modular construction systems are falling to the point where they are becoming cheaper for some house building than convention(...)

Dublin Port said the suggested loss of lands needed for new port capacity up to 2040 would ‘induce an otherwise avoidable deficit’ in national port capacity. File photograph: Getty

Dublin Port has rejected outright Eamon Ryan’s demands to use some of its lands for housing, saying all properties earmarked for infrastructure “are r(...)

‘Major construction projects are complex and shifts in timeframes are commonplace both in the private and public sector,’ said the Land Development Agency. File photograph: Bloomberg

Members of the board of the Land Development Agency (LDA) have raised concerns that it is not offering enough to attract an executive to lead its hous(...)

The Government is to compel property owners and developers to pay the State up to half of the increase in the value of land when it is rezoned for housing

The Government is to compel property owners and developers to pay the State up to half of the increase in the value of land when it is rezoned for hou(...)

 Patrycja Mordon, CHI member, with her son Angelo, in their home, at the launch of Co-operative Housing Ireland’s (CHI) new estste Loughlion Green. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

More than 450 homes were delivered in 2020 by Co-operative Housing Ireland (CHI), a record number for the organisation which provides social homes usi(...)

‘How do we get homes – particularly apartments – built at a reasonable cost?’ File photograph: Getty

Does the Government know what it wants to achieve with its big housing plan? The delay in publication of the Housing for All document follows a franti(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said the Housing for All plan would be the ‘most comprehensive housing plan in decades’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has denied claims that Fine Gael is to blame for postponing the unveiling of the Government’s landmark plan for housing. Meanwhi(...)

The Housing for All publication was due to be published next Tuesday but has been delayed

Concerns within the Government that its 10-year housing plan was being rushed and would be vulnerable to Opposition attack led to the surprise decisio(...)

A spokesperson for Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said the launch of the policy was being put back in order to allow for more work to be done on the package of reforms next month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Harry McGee and Jack Horgan-Jones A four-week delay in the launch of Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien’s landmark housing policy has been received(...)

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