Controversial housing legislation that Hourigan opposed passes in Seanad – The Irish Times

Controversial housing legislation that one Green Party TD voted against and a Green Minister of State abstained on has been passed by the Seanad by 29 votes to 11. The President is expected to consider and sign the legislation which is due to come into effect on Saturday August 1st. A key part of the

Developer successfully challenges decision by An Bord Pleanála to refuse permission for 536 housing units in north Dublin – Irish Examiner

A developer has won its High Court challenge over An Bord Pleanála’s refusal of permission for a controversial development of 536 housing units on lands near St Anne’s Park in Raheny. Mr Justice David Barniville upheld the challenge by Crekav Trading GP Ltd, part of Pat Crean’s Marlet group. He held that the Board’s reasons

Calls made for State to take control of Bewley's Cafe – BreakingNews.ie

Calls have been made for the State to take over Bewley’s Cafe in Dublin to prevent it being threatened in the future.An announcement was made by management in May that the cafe was set to permanently close, citing the impact of the pandemic on trading and its €1.5 million annual rent.In a turn of events,

'Time for the Govt to step in' and take over Bewley's, says conservation group – Irish Examiner

The State should take over Bewley’s cafe in Dublin, according to a national conservation group. Management at the coffee shop in Grafton Street announced it would re-open by August 27, despite saying in May it would not be reopening due to a dispute over rent arrears with the landlord. In a statement yesterday, the company

Survey shows decline in house price growth and property prices – The Irish News

Gary McDonald Business Editor 31 July, 2020 01:00 ANNUAL house price growth in Northern Ireland has slowed to 1.7 per cent ,with prices falling by 0.4 per cent during the second quarter of this year, according to the latest residential market survey by PropertyPal. But the region’s rental market has remained buoyant throughout lockdown, as

Government’s emphasis on social housing will not solve crisis – The Irish Times

The national response to the Covid-19 emergency shows how a small, close-knit country like Ireland can lead the world in dealing with a severe crisis. By coming together, and staying apart, and by applying joined-up thinking to a complex problem, we flattened the curve, avoided an ICU disaster and saved lives. It is time we