Brian Keegan: Taxing investment funds won’t solve the housing crisis
The wholesale purchase of estates is a serious problem, but there are many reasons for the high cost of homes, and the most important is lack of supply
Beware of name-calling. Pension funds, clearly, are good; so-called cuckoo and vulture funds, clearly, are bad. However, pension funds, vulture funds and cuckoo funds are all versions of the same thing.
Large investments call for the large-scale pooling of resources, or otherwise the investments could not happen. That can be done by the state, or by the private sector and one way for the private sector to do it is to form a company. The...
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European legal case could put LDA plans for 700 homes in Dublin 8 at risk
Land Development Agency’s proposal for St Teresa’s Gardens covered by same master plan for adjacent sites that is being challenged in European Court of Justice
Labour bill would cap land prices as recommended in 1973 Kenny report
Labour party leader Alan Kelly said the move would cut the cost of a semi-d on a greenfield site in Dublin by €30,000
Bulk leasing of social homes has no ‘substantial economic benefit’
Eurostat said the practice of leasing social homes, as opposed to buying them outright, has almost completely de-risked development costs and funds “enjoy most of the rewards” of the deals.
Can the Land Development Agency finally solve Ireland’s housing crisis?
The government is in a hurry to have the LDA established before the Dáil goes on holidays, but one Green Party TD says it would be worth losing the party whip to make his point about what the agency should be doing. And Sinn Féin and the Social Democrats want social and affordable housing to form ‘100 per cent’ of most LDA sites in Dublin