Ivan Gaine: Shared equity proposal can alleviate housing mess
There’s no silver bullet to the current crisis, but the shared equity initiative would make a meaningful difference to aspiring first-time buyers
Just when the housing industry was beginning to increase supply of private and social housing, the industry has suffered a number of major setbacks. Not alone have Covid-19 health restrictions delayed delivery, but judicial reviews of Strategic Housing Developments have stymied the government’s efforts to accelerate the planning process for approval of new developments.
Ambitions to improve the sustainability of housing have added to costs. This in turn means that larger-scale projects are...
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MUD Act: bringing home owners together for the common good
The Multi-Unit Developments Act, which regulates the ownership and management of the common areas of multi-unit developments, is ten years old. We examine its efficiency in terms of apartment management and explains its functions
Diarmuid Gavin teams up with Electric Ireland to help homes go green
The garden designer and the utility company will show how smart meters can save electricity – and money – as we move toward a more sustainable way of life
Hotel sector looks to bed down for a brighter future
An upturn in regional hotel bookings and the likelihood that Dublin hotels should be able to keep their heads above water this year point to a return to pre-pandemic performances within a few years