Category: Housing


Planning to freeze this winter

Robert Sweeney 08/09/2022

Much of the public’s attention in recent times has been focused on Ireland’s cost of living, in one form or another. For the last few years it was housing that dominated and, more recently, it has been energy-driven inflation. Alongside that, a number of controversies involving land and housing have been brewing: the resignation of An Bord …



Why is Ireland such a high-cost country?

Rory O'Farrell 30/06/2022

In Ireland, the price level of consumer goods and services are 40% above the EU average. Why is this the case? Our high prices are almost entirely …

Is there a progressive approach to construction viability?

Robert Sweeney 03/05/2022

Global inflation has been hitting most of us hard. It has the potential to derail, or at least wobble, Ireland's recovering housing market. The claim …

Supply and demand in housing

Robert Sweeney 19/10/2021

With the ongoing affordability problem, Housing for All, the recent budget, and more the housing issue isn’t going away any time soon. A regular …

Stimulus package amid pandemic could transform Ireland for the better

Paul Sweeney 23/07/2020

The stimulus package to be announced by the Government this week will be transformative. It could transform Ireland into a better place in which to …

This time it IS different

Padraic Kenna 12/05/2020

  Unlike those described by Naomi Klein (Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, 2007) this crisis was not planned. Yet, emergency …

Non-mortgage debt and financial wellbeing of Irish households

Amie Lajoie 13/04/2020

  Ireland has the fifth highest rate of personal indebtedness in Europe, and living with debt is a daily reality for over half of all Irish …

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