Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ministers will be told on Wednesday that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the northwest and west caused by mica could go well beyond €1 billion(...)

The O’Devaney Gardens social housing complex near the Phoenix Park in Dublin 7 currently under construction. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

None of the 1,047 homes planned for the site of O’Devaney Gardens in Dublin 7 will be protected by new planning rules to prevent “bulk buying” of home(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said  he had last week issued guidelines to local authorities and An Bord Pleanála blocking the sale of houses and apartments to institutional investors. Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

Suggestions that private homes in a planned scheme of 1,200 houses and apartments in Donabate could be “bulk bought” by investment firms are “totally (...)

New planning guidelines will state that all houses and duplexes should be available for sale to individual non-commercial purchasers for at least two years after they are built. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has moved to clamp down on bulk-buying of new homes with an increased stamp duty of 10 per cent on certain multiple house purchases set(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin  said ‘Anything we can do in terms of housing, we are going to do because it’s the No 1 crisis facing the people’. File photograph: Fran Veale

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has acknowledged that housing is the biggest challenge facing the country, and said that the Government is working to produce(...)

A once-off compensation payment should be made to the last remaining traders from Dublin’s Moore Street market to close their stalls, a Government appointment advisory group on the future of the street has recommended. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A once-off compensation payment should be made to the last remaining traders from Dublin’s Moore Street market to close their stalls, a Government app(...)

As construction fully resumes this week after lockdown, the wrangle reflects divergent interests in a dysfunctional housing market. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A torrent of objections to the 2022-2028 draft development plan for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown casts glaring light on the inner workings of the bedraggled(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has argued the measure could free up more than 9,000 vacant properties that are currently not being rented as 80 per cent of any income raised would have to go towards the owner’s nursing home costs. File photograph: iStock

Government officials are expected to continue working on planned reforms to the Fair Deal nursing home scheme, which have been hit by disagreements be(...)

An illustration of the  planned new development at the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum, south Dublin. Image: Land Development Agency masterplan

A masterplan for the redevelopment of the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum, with almost 1,300 homes in blocks up to 11 storeys tall, has been publis(...)

An illustration of the planned co-living scheme in Phibsborough by MM Capital, owner of the Phibsborough shopping centre.

A co-living development at Dublin’s Phibsborough shopping centre has been granted permission by An Bord Pleanála, the first co-living scheme approved (...)

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