Saturday April 4, 2020

The housing crisis: Sustainable solutions

Ireland’s changing demographics offer us an opportunity to make better use of our housing stock by providing a viable alternative for people living in under-occupied homes

11th November, 2018
Bentley House in Dún Laoghaire: 13 apartments and a daycare centre replaced one house

Ireland’s current housing crisis requires that we make better use of our towns and cities – better use of their infrastructure, particularly public transport, better use of their infill development opportunities at appropriate densities and, above all, better use of the housing stock, much of which is under-occupied.

According to Eurostat data for 2016, over two-thirds of the population in Ireland (70.6 per cent) lives in under-occupied dwellings. This is the highest rate...

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