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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 that much building is financially unviable remains a thorny issue. If correct, it follows that policy should enable more profits to flow into construction, for example by further deregulating …



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 …

Housing 2020

Rory Hearne 05/02/2020

This election is fundamental for housing. Whoever gets elected on Saturday will implement policies that will shape our housing system for decades to …

The 10 reasons why house prices and rents must fall

PJ Drudy 08/10/2018

House prices in recent years should never have been allowed to soar to the point where they have become unaffordable for the vast majority of …

The solution to the housing crisis?

Rory Hearne 14/09/2018

There is general acceptance that the housing crisis has reached unacceptable levels. However, the government’s current policies are inadequate to …

No ordinary housing crisis

Rory Hearne 14/06/2018

This is no ordinary crisis. The Irish housing system is in a state of ‘structural ‘shock’. Home-ownership rates have collapsed to levels not …

Property, fundamentals, and affordability (part 2)

Robert Sweeney 15/12/2017

Part 1 of this blog examined whether and to what extent the trajectory of Irish property prices was driven by changes in underlying fundamentals. We …

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