We need to build a new model for home ownership
The mortgage-lending limits are preventing those in lower wage brackets from owning their own homes and forcing them to pay ludicrous rents instead. It’s time for a rethink
The government last year acknowledged that the housing and homeless crisis was a national emergency. More recently, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai indicated a willingness on the part of his company to subsidise general housing in Dublin. It was something the tech multinational would think about over time.
These are extraordinary, era-defining developments in terms of housing. Yet, despite much discussion and debate among politicians and various representative bodies, the housing issue has not attracted...
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Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19
Demand continues to outstrip supply in both residential and PRS markets, while developers adapt new build designs to take the pandemic into account
How the programme for government will shape housing
Several strategic changes offer an opportunity for positive reform of planning and development
Comment: US must defuse Covid-19’s ticking time bomb of debt
The United States cannot defeat the pandemic like a military foe but it can learn from looking back at its post-war economic recovery