Monthly Archives: November 2017

David McWilliams: Want to fix the housing crisis? Tax land

In June 1858, during the second Opium War, Britain and France, in cahoots with the other major European powers and the United States, forced China to sign the Treaty of Tianjin. Britain waged the Opium War so its merchants could flood … Continue reading

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More difficult to buy a home now than in the 1980’s

With rents above boom-time levels, and prices quickly playing catch-up, housing affordability has become a real issue over recent years. But is it more difficult for a young couple today to buy a home, compared with their parents’ generation? A … Continue reading

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Cost of housing in Dublin up 87% since bottom of market

The cost of buying a home in Dublin has climbed by 87 per cent since the bottom of the property market in the post-crash period was recorded in 2013, new data has revealed. The rate at which house prices are … Continue reading

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