Eoin Ó Broin

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

The case for Ibrahim Halawa, three years on

The case for Ibrahim Halawa, three years on

Ahead of his trial date on Tuesday, Eoin O Broin met Ibrahim Halawa last week in a Cairo prison

New thinking on homelessness gives cause for hope

New thinking on homelessness gives cause for hope

Home Sweet Home is challenging obsolete attempts to address the housing crisis

The experts have spoken, now the politicians must act

The experts have spoken, now the politicians must act

The expert group on the future of water charges has found a way to scrap the charge without the government losing face

Helping bankers and builders, not buyers

Helping bankers and builders, not buyers

Even if you thought help-to-buy schemes were a good idea, this one is pretty badly designed

Eoin Ó Broin: Time to invest in a recovery for all

Eoin Ó Broin: Time to invest in a recovery for all

Enda and Micheál’s social and economic model has given us a deeply unfair society

Shaping a brave new world under the yoke of Stalinism

Shaping a brave new world under the yoke of Stalinism

History, Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy 1905-1953, By Simon Ings, Faber & Faber, €26.60