He said that the National Development Plan and the National Broadband Plan contradicted each other with one encouraging more focus on villages and towns with the other offering “one for everyone in the audience.”
Tue, 14 May, 2019
Housing Agency chairman Conor Skehan is facing fresh calls to resign immediately after defending his claims some homeless people are “gaming the system” and that record Irish homeless rates are “normal” by international standards.
Thu, 01 Feb, 2018
LAST week’s figures, which show that nearly 8,000 citizens of this rich Republic — a third of them children — do not have a home, are as profound a matrix of social and political failure as any civilised, compassionate society should tolerate.
Mon, 14 Aug, 2017
With rents at their highest levels nationally since 2008 and claims from Fr Peter McVerry that new Housing Minister Simon Coveney is facing “a homeless and housing crisis which is out of control”, how does the country address a situation which has been worsening for most of the last decade?
Wed, 11 May, 2016
Question: Can you briefly set out what legislation you, in government, would put forward to address the ongoing housing crisis and in particular the issues of homelessness, rising rents and the inability to get started on the housing ladder.
Thu, 25 Feb, 2016
No rent controls, a reduction in Vat on new homes, tax breaks for landlords and an apprenticeship scheme for construction workers are among a list of demands for the Government unveiled by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland yesterday.
Wed, 26 Aug, 2015
Councils spent €37m on sites for social and affordable housing that were later deemed to be "unsuitable for residential development" by a state agency established to help local authorities deal with the fallout from the economic downturn.
Sat, 27 Sep, 2014