There is a lot of talk about the need for more social housing in Ireland – and our apparent inability to provide it. But maybe we need a reality check
What chance does Eoghan Murphy have, when Nimbyism reigns and so many of our elected representatives are actively objecting to new homes at a time of crisis?
If we want to solve the housing crisis, we as a nation need to say yes to development - even in our own backyard
‘Land-hoarders’ - including the state itself - move slowly and conservatively because of the high costs involved with development. Partnering with local authorities would fix that
Every extra euro spent on a newly established rental scheme is one that won’t go into something else, such as a hospital or school
Rather than create cross-party support for one well-considered piece of legislation, Dáil members compete for the limelight and miss out on vital elements because they can’t be seen to be in favour of something they didn’t think up themselves
In Dublin, the state controls 70 per cent of zoned residential land. Could a sell-off hold the key to a functional market?
If the state can’t manage the stock of housing it already owns, how will it do better by building more?