Author: Annette Hughes

Reports of a dysfunctional housing market, with signs of a speculative land price bubble, appear valid. With the economic recovery well underway and Dublin accounting for over 50% of all jobs created together with continued population growth, there is considerable pent up housing demand in the...

Strategic Development Zones (SDZs) were established in planning legislation in 2000. They enable Government to designate certain parcels of land for a fast track planning process, where  the development of those lands is considered to be of strategic national importance. A key purpose of SDZs as...