The State’s housing budget has been increased by €200 million to €2.5 billion for next year.  File photograph: Frank Miller

The State’s housing budget has been increased by €200 million to €2.5 billion for next year. The increase includes an additional €20 million for home(...)

John Moran, former secretary general at the Department of Finance and now the head of the new Land Development Agency. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

So many Irish problems stem from one thing – poor planning. That was the takeaway from this year’s Dublin Economics Workshop conference, which took pl(...)

John Moran: ‘If you look at everything I’m involved in, there’s always a challenge at the heart of it.’ Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

John Moran, the former mandarin who was at the heart of some testy exchanges with EU paymasters during Ireland’s bailout years, may be an unlikely ste(...)

Secretary general of the Department  of Public Expenditure and Law Reform Robert Watt  is among those speaking at an economics  forum in September. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Robert Watt, the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the 42nd Dublin Ec(...)

Home ownership rates keep falling and the stock of homes for sale is growing even as housebuilding remains below estimates of  demand. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A clash is brewing between the Central Bank and the Government over the competing objectives of financial stability and home ownership. Many would arg(...)

Co-living at The Oak in London: you can  pay €1,228 a month upwards for this en suite unit  with a shared kitchen.

What are you excited about? Your summer holiday? The Uefa Champions League final this weekend? Or maybe it’s the prospect of spending upwards of €1,30(...)

Green Party leader  Eamon Ryan said: ‘We want certain things to be in public ownership and social housing should be in public ownership for use forever and a day for the people of Ireland.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Government is using the same approach in its housing leasing scheme as in the national broadband plan by allowing private developers to own the as(...)

Ireland’s housing association sector provided 3,219 social homes in 2018. Stock photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The chief executive of the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) is calling on the Land Development Agency to provide more land to housing associati(...)

Developer Michael O’Flynn: “we need a coherent plan on housing otherwise jobs are going to be affected.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There was good news recently for Cork property developer Michael O’Flynn, who received permission from An Bord Pleanála to build 251 homes at a scheme(...)

‘You can have higher-density housing if you use innovative layouts. More and better design pays off in the long run.’ Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

On June 21st next, hundreds of professionals from the Irish and international property and construction sectors will gather in the Marker Hotel, Dubli(...)

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