The week in housing

Michael Byrne
Weekly analysis of new research and policy in Irish housing
Created 20 Apr 2021
  • 2021: The end of neoliberal housing in Ireland?
    17 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Irish housing policy is no longer neoliberal. This is the premise of an academic article I am finalizing at the moment. I hope to submit it soon, but since it will likely not be published for at least...
  • Does rent regulation work?
    10 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 1 1
    Subscribe now Thanks to everyone who attended the Institutional Landlords and the Financialization of Housing event that took place on Wednesday. We heard three great presentations form our North Amer...
  • Is it wrong to object to BTR?
    26 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 0 3
    There is a growing, and increasingly acrimonious, divide between those believe institutional investment has an important role to play in Ireland’s housing system and those who do not. One side has lev...
  • Assessing the impact of 2% rent caps
    19 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 0 2
    This week saw the publication of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021, introducing two significant new changes to the PRS. First, the introduction of indefinite tenancies by making ...
  • Rents, rent controls and landlords
    12 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    This week was dominated by another gloomy Daft report. Average rents (asking prices) are up year on year by 6.7% nationally, 8.3% in Galway, and 6.9% in Cork. In Dublin, they increased by 2.7%. While ...
  • The Singapore Solution Part II: time for Singapore-on-Liffey?
    05 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 0 2
    As noted last week, while in many respects successful, Singapore’s housing system is not without its challenges. One of the major challenges that dominated the evolution of the housing system in the ‘...
  • The Singapore Solution Part I: decommodifying land markets
    29 Oct 2021 • 8 min read
    In a recent discussion in my undergraduate module Social Justice and the City, some students asked the question of why we don’t have a housing system based on 100% social housing. It’s not hard to und...
  • Housing finance and affordable housing: #Housing2030 Part II
    22 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Last week we looked at the big picture issue of the relationship between financial and housing systems in the UNECE, UN-habitat, and Housing Europe report #Housing2030: Effective policies for affordab...
  • Housing finance and affordable housing: #Housing2030
    15 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    This week it was all about Budget 2022, but to take a break from all that I’m looking at a major new publication from UNECE, UN-habitat, and Housing Europe: #Housing2030: Effective policies for afford...
  • Part V housing and planning gain
    08 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Last week Clúid Housing published new research by Declan Redmond, Orla Hegarty and Mel Reynolds on Part V housing in Ireland. As a form of 'planning gain', Part V housing relates to one of the many id...
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