The many known unknowns about the government’s Housing for All plan
The government released its latest housing crisis resolution plan with great fanfare, but on certain key questions, there were few answers
Since they entered government last year, both Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Darragh O’Brien, the housing minister, have been served up many reminders of the dysfunctional nature of the housing portfolio.
The public outcry over investment funds buying up newly built homes ahead of regular buyers caused a controversy that sidelined Fianna Fáil’s big promotion of its Affordable Housing Bill. Last week, Merriongate threatened to overshadow the launch of Housing for...
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Lack of home delivery through repair and leasing scheme is ‘unforgivable’
John Cummins, a Fine Gael senator, says he is ‘very frustrated’ as only 247 formerly vacant or derelict homes are back in use despite a target of 3,500
Housing Agency told O’Brien how to avoid legal action on affordable housing move
A previously unpublished Housing Agency report from December 2020, now seen by the Business Post, said the government could avoid legal challenges by developers if an “up to 20 per cent” wording was used in new Part V rules.
FG TD condemns delay in building Killiney apartments
Work has yet to start on Park Developments’ scheme in the affluent south Dublin suburb which got fast-track planning permission in 2019
Owners of vacant commercial properties set to lose rates exemption
Some vacant commercial building owners in major cities get a 50 per cent reduction while others in rural towns and villages get their entire commercial rates bill written off