Cathal Mac Coille: Government must be radical on rents for its own sake, and ours
As increasing numbers of younger voters may never be able to buy their own home, it's time for the government to consider a drastic overhaul of the rental market
Reports in this newspaper on the buying of homes by investment funds dominated Dáil exchanges between government and opposition leaders again last week.
By Thursday, the government was signalling early decisions on measures to limit the ability of institutional investors to buy homes in bulk, as happened when one firm bought most of the houses in a new estate in Maynooth.
Darragh O’Brien, the Housing Minister, said that tax and planning measures to...
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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.
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
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