The CIF says the Central Bank rules “give no credit to a couple seeking a mortgage for the fact that they might be paying €20,000 a year for rent”

The Construction Industry Federation urged the governor of the Central Bank of Ireland to ease its mortgage lending rules for first-time buyers at a (...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy hit out at the “lazy assumption” that just because house prices were rising, there would be “huge investment” in building. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A week dominated by reflections on the past did not put a stop to permutations of what the future holds. The progress of the economic recovery and how(...)

Construction of rapid-build modular homes  in Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

1 Appoint a government minister for housing and establish an Oireachtas committee on housing Such a minister would have power to address issues fall(...)

The homelessness forum heard that 80,000 homes were required nationally, 35,000 of them in Dublin. Photograph: Reuters

The Constitutional protection of private property has blocked several measures to tackle to housing and homelessness crises and must be re-examined, M(...)

Simon Harris, Leo Varadkar, Frances Fitzgerald, Seán Kyne and Simon Coveney at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he wants the Fine Gael negotiations with Independents to conclude before he contacts Fianna Fáil. On Tuesday mo(...)

Election 2016: Housing is one of the biggest issues in talks on the formation of the next government. Photograph: PA

Fine Gael is proposing to cut the amount of VAT paid on new homes and introduce a “Help to Buy” scheme as part of efforts to tackle the housing crisis(...)

The cranes may be back on the Dublin skyline, but will it mean more residential units for sale? Photograph: Alan Betson

Last June, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly sent what now seems like a subtle warning to Dublin City Council, telling it not to put any “unreas(...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny at the launch of the Fine Gael general election campaign  at the Alexander Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

In and out of the Dáil in less than a minute. After months of dropping hints, Enda Kenny burst from the blocks and was gone, leaving a bewildered col(...)

The construction industry lobbied the government for a property stimulus package three months prior to the   establishment of the National Asset Management Agency (Nama).

Three months prior to the establishment of the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) up to deal with the mess left by the property and banking colla(...)

A Higher Education Authority report shows one in six  college students are failing to progress past their first year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Third-level colleges, like any businesses which need prospective customers, follow a simple rule: give them what they want. This equates to a place on(...)

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