Delays and debate: Inside the Land Development Agency’s first four years

The Land Development Agency was launched in 2018 with the promise of becoming as significant a state body as the ESB or the IDA. Four years on, with no houses yet delivered on state land, what has the body achieved?

The Land Development Agency was meant to speed up housing delivery, but four years after its establishment, the body has not built any houses on state land

In September 2018, as the government revealed its latest plan to tackle the housing crisis, Leo Varadkar was adamant that this was a seismic shift that would benefit future generations.

Speaking on a balcony on the top floor of Busáras, with its picturesque views over the Custom House and the Liffey, Varadkar and four of his most important cabinet ministers launched the Land Development Agency (LDA) with €1.25 billion in backing.

“The Land Development Agency ...