Category: Housing


There are worse things than 'negative equity'

Nat O'Connor 06/10/2009

Nat O'Connor: There continue to be stories about falling housing prices (for example). We need to get some sense of what are reasonable housing costs …

We deserve it

Michael Taft 02/08/2009

Michael Taft: Just to ensure that everyone knows why we must all share the pain coming down the line, Cathal O’Loughlin (writing in today's Sunday …

Guest post by Mike Allen: NAMA must generate social dividend

Mike Allen 29/07/2009

Mike Allen: Most of the debate on NAMA, both from the left and the right, has concentrated on questions of nationalisation or good bank/bad bank …

More Cutting Times (Rent Supplement)

Nat O'Connor 29/06/2009

Nat O'Connor: Today’s Irish Times suggests that rent supplement (along with child benefit) is being targeted for cuts by the Special Group on …

Economic Sociology on the Financial Crisis

04/03/2009

Fred Block traces the evolution of the sub-prime crisis in this very clear exposition of the problem. Donald McKenzie of Edinburgh University makes …

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Nat O'Connor

Nat O’Connor is a member of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences (IRiSS) and a …

Paul Sweeney

Paul Sweeney is former Chief Economist of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.  He is a …

Rory Hearne

Rory Hearne is a postdoctoral researcher in the Maynooth University Social Sciences …