Welcome to the tenth edition of the Weekly BRegs Weekly for 2016: edition 59 of BRegs Weekly is out now.
Thirty years on from the Dublin Crisis Conference, Frank McDonald claims that the capital is in crisis again “The developers are back – but there is homelessness, suburbanisation and bad planning”. Senior Planner and Seanad nominee Kieran Rose noted attempts to stifle criticism of recently introduced apartment standards by the Department of the Environment and his own experience of being subjected to attempts to intimidate, to silence questioning, dissent and difference of opinion. Dr Lorcan Sirr, professor of Housing at DIT, outlined defective Department policy-making practices and raised serious questions about the competence and degree of trust that can be placed in those in charge to represent society as a whole. Senior Economist and TCD lecturer Ronan Lyons suggested that housing should be close to top of the agenda for the new cabinet and that the main issue is a lack of supply.
This week 200 families face imminent eviction from a Dublin housing estate. Startling new data has emerged showing the scale of litigation against businesses and borrowers and the human cost of the vast transfer of loans to so-called vulture funds. And finally, The Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) confirmed the cost of renting in Dublin has passed the levels at the peak of the boom in 2007 for the first time due to a rise of nearly 2% in the last quarter of 2015.
This week we continue the new section “Top Posts” looking back at some of the big issues that are still relevant.
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