Cabinet to discuss Affordable Housing Bill aimed to 'boost supply' – TheJournal.ie

Image: Leon Farrell Image: Leon Farrell MEMBERS OF THE Cabinet will today discuss the Affordable Housing Bill being brought forward by minister Darragh O’Brien.  Aspects of the bill, including its shared equity scheme for first time buyers, have been criticised. The Housing Minister said the bill has “affordability measures at its absolute core”.  O’Brien said the

Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien doesn't approve of 'cuckoo funds' which buy up housing in bulk but won't ban them – Independent.ie

Housing minister Darragh O’Brien has said he doesn’t approve of so-called cuckoo funds buying homes in bulk but banning investment coming into the country would be a “pretty radical move”. t the weekend it was reported that one investment fund had bought up most of a new estate of more than 100 houses in Maynooth in order

The top five tourist attractions in County Waterford – IrishCentral

Famous for its crystal, Co. Waterford in the province of Munster lies along Ireland’s southeast coast and was once home to the largest Viking settlement outside of Scandinavia. Deriving its name from the Old Norse name Veðrafjǫrðr or Vedra Fjord, Waterford City is the only large-scale 9th Century Viking settlement discovered to date in Western

A voice in Brussels; fast-tracking commercial disputes; and options for mortgageholders – The Irish Times

Fears that Ireland is losing influence in Brussels as a generation of powerful civil servants draw close to retirement has triggered a move by Government to encourage more Irish graduates to work in European institutions, writes Naomi O’Leary. A new strategy hopes to sharply increase the numbers working at the heart of the European Union.

Goatstown traffic: Locals fear plans may swamp gridlocked suburb – The Irish Times

No one would pretend Goatstown, 9km south of Dublin city centre, is a rural idyll hidden in some bucolic time warp. As with much of Co Dublin it began its transformation from farmland to suburb in the 1960s, radically changing in the 1970s, with the development of large estates of two-storey, semi-detached houses. This continued

The Irish Times view on the housing crisis: A broken system – The Irish Times

A torrent of objections to the 2022-2028 draft development plan for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown casts glaring light on the inner workings of the bedraggled planning system. The county council’s draft aims to prevent excessive development, a laudable aim. But developers with large property holdings in southeast Dublin have lined up to demand far more residential zoning

Only four properties in Cork city and suburbs came within standard HAP rates in March – EchoLive.ie

THERE were just four properties available in Cork city centre and suburbs in the month of March which would have come within the standard Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) rate. That is according to the latest Simon Communities of Ireland Locked Out report. The report found there were 2,757 properties available to rent at any price

Only four properties in Cork city and suburbs came within standard HAP rates in March – EchoLive.ie

THERE were just four properties available in Cork city centre and suburbs in the month of March which would have come within the standard Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) rate. That is according to the latest Simon Communities of Ireland Locked Out report. The report found there were 2,757 properties available to rent at any price

Ministers disagree on Fair Deal scheme as O’Brien presses for rental income exemption – The Irish Times

Government officials are expected to continue working on planned reforms to the Fair Deal nursing home scheme, which have been hit by disagreements between Ministers. Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien is pressing for an exemption to be put in place for rental income generated from family homes from contributions to the Fair Deal scheme. Mr

Ireland amends R&D tax credit guidance to address rental costs – MNE Tax – MNE Tax

An updated version of Irish Revenue’s tax guidance on the research and development (R&D) tax credit, released April 28, adds a section on rent as a qualifying expenditure for R&D activities, among a few other revisions. New section 4.2 explains that expenses related to renting a space to carry on R&D are often incurred “for