Sunday February 23, 2020

Time to make it easier to build apartments

Residential output overall has been muted since the recovery - but this is especially true of apartment construction, with just over 2,000 new apartments completed in Dublin last year

18th February, 2018

The government cannot meet its housing targets, and cannot solve the housing crisis, without building new apartments. We need to move away from the idea of housing we have gotten used to; estates of three-bedroom, semi-detached houses in car-dependent commuter zones are not the answer. This is especially true for younger people, who have a lower tolerance for long commutes and want to live closer to their workplaces in central locations.

Worryingly, output of new...

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