John O’Connor of the Housing Agency is urging the council to reduce permitted sizes of one-, two- and three- bedroom apartments to restart construction and make homes more affordable.

The Government’s Housing Agency wants Dublin City Council to lower its apartment size rules and allow the construction of rental-only “studios” 27 pe(...)

Abbey executive chairman Charles Gallagher addresses the company’s AGM in Malahide, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cutting taxes and levies on newly-built homes will help ease the housing crisis that has developed in Dublin and other urban centres, according to th(...)

The Department of the Environment projections that revised planning legislation to deliver 4,000 social housing units by 2020 have been described as “pie in the sky” by the construction industry.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Department of the Environment projections that revised planning legislation to deliver 4,000 social housing units by 2020 have been described as “pie (...)

Construction Industry Federation director general Tom Parlon: said areas such as Dublin face a crisis in housing supply. Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons

A temporary cut in VAT on new homes would help kick-start building in areas facing a housing shortage, said Construction Industry Federation (CIF) (...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh said the agency was witnessing continuing strong levels of interest in Irish assets

Construction industry bosses want the Government to charge a 1 per cent levy on all residential property purchases to pay for social housing. S(...)

Theo Cullinane, chief executive of BAM signalled that difficulties with the way that State contracts operate have forced it to turn its focus from State – or publicly funded building projects – to the private sector

One of the Republic’s biggest construction groups plans to switch its focus away from State-funded projects because of difficulties with the contracts(...)

Nama says it has identified potential for up to 25,000 new housing units in sites linked to its debtors.The agency said funding was already in place t(...)

Queuing for new houses

An enterprising trio of aspiring homeowners in Swords, Co Dublin has, since last Tuesday, been queuing – day and night – to buy new houses that will g(...)

The Construction Industry Federation seven-point plan for the building sector includes all the old reliables. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Any hope that six years of austerity and financial hardship would have instilled a measure of caution in relation to the State’s finances has been (...)

CIF claims its plan would see the delivery of 20,000 housing units by 2016. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Construction Industry Federation has released a seven-point strategy designed to double the country’s housing stock within two years. It says the (...)

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