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The mortgage lending rules restrict buyers from borrowing more than 3.5 times their annual salary or, in the case of second-time buyers, from borrowing more than 80% of the value of the property. Photograph: Getty Images

The Central Bank will formally decide in November on whether the banks can participate in the Government’s proposed shared-equity housing scheme. In (...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar argued in the Dáil that linking rents to inflation was a rent freeze in real terms. Photograph: Getty Images

Rents will only be allowed to rise in line with inflation to a certain point before being capped under reforms being considered by the Department of H(...)

Labour TD Ivana Bacik said “we need to ensure renting becomes a long-term, viable and sustainable option for people in Ireland”. Photo: Gareth Chaney / Collins Photos

A cultural shift is needed to change the “serious power imbalance” between landlords and tenants and to bring the regulations on renting into the 21st(...)

Sinn Féin spokesperson on housing Eoin Ó Broin introduced a Bill to ensure all developments will have to provide 20 per cent social and affordable housing.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government’s Housing for All strategy offers a “sweetheart deal” to large landowners and developers which will allow them provide just 10 per cent(...)

Proposed Foothills development at Killinarden in Tallaght: The deal involves the sale of almost 16 hectares for €14 million in exchange for the development of almost 500 social and affordable homes.

Sinn Féin has defended a decision not to oppose the sale of public land to a developer for a scheme including for-profit housing, despite it being at (...)

Dublin North-West TD Róisín Shortall, said the party would support an anticipated Sinn Féin motion to be put down over Simon Coveney’s handling of the appointment of Katherine Zappone as a UN special envoy. File photograph: Collins

The Social Democrats are to support a vote of no-confidence in the Minister for Foreign Affairs when the Dáil returns this week. The party’s co-leade(...)

The ‘chronic underresourcing’ of local authority planning departments is the biggest challenge in the State’s planning system, an Oireachtas committee has heard. File photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The “chronic underresourcing” of local authority planning departments is the biggest challenge in the State’s planning system, an Oireachtas committee(...)

 Eoin Ó Broin says the exemptions  will result in the loss of thousands of affordable homes across the State. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin has published legislation to remove an exemption from the new Part V social and affordable housing measures f(...)

Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin said the Government will face trouble at the next election if there are no solutions. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Government has, at most, just over three years to show that its Housing for All plan has turned the tide in tackling the housing crisis. Sinn Fé(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan and Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien: Housing for All outlines plans to increase the supply of housing to  33,000 per year over the next decade. Photograph: Maxwells

The Government has pledged to spend €20 billion on housing over the next five years to deliver an average of 33,000 units a year in an ambitious plan (...)

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