Eoin Ó Broin

Eoin Ó Broin

Sacrifice just covers up a dysfunctional regime

Sacrifice just covers up a dysfunctional regime

The immediate crisis has been averted for Fine Gael, but inaction and incompetence are the order of the day for whistleblowers, patients and rough sleepers

Figuring out Leo’s housing figures

Figuring out Leo’s housing figures

The recent interventions by the Taoiseach into the housing debate represent a new low. They have damaged the government’s credibility and caused widespread anger

The €50m Help to Buy money pit

The €50m Help to Buy money pit

The scheme is a failure, joining a litany of state affordability schemes of questionable value

Eyewitness report: Violence has exposed the state of Spain as a repressive regime

Eyewitness report: Violence has exposed the state of Spain as a repressive regime

As part of a monitoring team at last Sunday’s referendum in Catalonia, I saw at first hand the attacks by Spanish police on young and old alike

We need state-led public housing

We need state-led public housing

Fine Gael’s social housing plan shows a massive over-reliance on the private sector

Public housing is the only solution to the crisis

Public housing is the only solution to the crisis

Eoghan Murphy must accept that incentivising the private sector only is pointless, writes Eoin Ó Broin

Credit union lending for social housing makes sense

Credit union lending for social housing makes sense

Three years later, the Central Bank is set to approve the Irish League of Credit Unions’ plan to invest members’ savings in social housing. It is a sound social and economic move

Water crisis boiling over

Water crisis boiling over

'The true purpose of water charges has become clear: to reduce government investment in our utility services'

Eoin Ó Broin: How do you solve a problem like Airbnb?

Eoin Ó Broin: How do you solve a problem like Airbnb?

No reason why a robust regulatory regime that protects hosts, guests and the wider community could not be in place before the end of the year

Simon Coveney can only sell off the family silver once

Simon Coveney can only sell off the family silver once

When it comes to the housing crisis, Minister Coveney has a better option available

Eoin Ó Broin: Varadkar’s figures just don’t add up

Eoin Ó Broin: Varadkar’s figures just don’t add up

Leo Varadkar's divisive campaign based on figures of unclear origin is right-wing Thatcherism at its very worst

Will this be Fianna Fáil’s last flip-flop on water charges?

Will this be Fianna Fáil’s last flip-flop on water charges?

The campaign of the Right2Water movement will continue: there will be no water charges through the back door

Repeating the errors of the past on housing

Repeating the errors of the past on housing

Can social housing PPPs really deliver quality homes, price certainty and value for money?

Eoin O Broin: Fake water fight hides real issues

Eoin O Broin: Fake water fight hides real issues

If Scotland and Northern Ireland can come up with a water model, so can we

Coalition is problematic, but Sinn Féin wants power

Coalition is problematic, but Sinn Féin wants power

‘Co-equal’ partnership with with Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil is an option for Sinn Féin