There are proposals to rezone 20 land banks in Dublin City Council’s administrative area. Photograph: iStock

The development land market in the greater Dublin area continues to perform well. Activity levels remain good and we estimate that market turnover wil(...)

President Michael D Higgin:  seminar questioned why there is  something broken in the way modern economies work.  Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

President Michael D Higgins took aim – among others – at the “mainstream commentariat” in his attack on the neo-liberal economic agenda at a seminar h(...)

Apartments in Dublin’s Heuston South Quarter. Photograph: Fran Veale

Rental growth has slowed, but rents are still rising and – averaging just over €1,400 per month – remain among the highest in Europe. And not only is (...)

The Commission’s verdict on the Land Development Agency could prove vital for the agency’s development, as a finding that the agency is an anti-competitive state aid could lead to a curtailment of its powers. Photograph: iStock

The European Commission is set to examine the State’s flagship Land Development Agency (LDA), an Oireachtas Committee has heard. Maria Graham, assist(...)

An official report this year quoted figures showing productivity in the building sector was well below the EU norm.

Is a low-productivity building industry one of the reasons why it is so difficult to accelerate house and apartment construction? An official repor(...)

Caroline Spillane, director general of Engineers Ireland: called for greater clarity on the Land Development Agency’s ‘objectives, powers and compellability’.

The State’s new €1.25 billion Land Development Agency (LDA) must have compulsory purchase powers to secure land if houses are to be built quickly, an (...)

The Ombudsman Peter Tyndall. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The ombudsman Peter Tyndall has said the State’s new €1.25 billion Land Development Agency (LDA) should not be shielded from Freedom of Information (F(...)

The State’s new Land Development Agency risks engaging in speculative development and the privatisation of public assets, an Oireachtas committee will be told today. Photograph: iStock.

The State’s new Land Development Agency risks engaging in “speculative development” and the “privatisation of public assets”, an Oireachtas committee (...)

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy during the a launch of the establishment of the Land Development Agencyy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government’s flagship €1.25 billion Land Development Agency is “squarely within the definitions of state aid”, the legal adviser to the Dáil has s(...)

A2 Architects at Close Encounter at the Glucksman Cork Cork. Photograph: Jed Niezgoda

The popularity of Open House, the worldwide free architecture festival, shows the huge level of interest in how, and where, we live and work or, at th(...)

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