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This year 2022

Why are some TDs unwilling to call themselves landlords - when that's exactly what they are
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Why are some TDs unwilling to call themselves landlords - when that's exactly what they are

Sep 17th 2022, 7:00 AM 30,844 Views 75 Comments

Rory Hearne responds to an investigation by The Journal which found eight TDs own rental properties but did not declare rental income on the Dáil register.

Last year 2021

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters
# No Homes To Rent
# No Homes To Rent

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters

Sep 25th 2021, 11:45 AM 59,720 Views 0 Comments

The housing expert says the broken rental market in Ireland is down to years of failed political policy.

Dr Rory Hearne: Investors received a clear message from Government last night - 'keep buying, you're flying'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Rory Hearne: Investors received a clear message from Government last night - 'keep buying, you're flying'

May 19th 2021, 11:40 AM 48,153 Views 51 Comments

The housing analyst responds to last night’s announcement by Government on investment funds and property.

Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds

May 10th 2021, 6:05 PM 47,501 Views 56 Comments

In a follow-up to his housing article last week, Dr Hearne says Government is merely keen for the investment fund issue to drop from the headlines.

Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home

Updated May 5th 2021, 10:00 PM 151,934 Views 195 Comments

The housing expert says the investor takeover of homes is no accident – it’s Government policy.

All time

Opinion: It's time for courage - Rebuilding Ireland is dysfunctional and must be replaced
# Housing
# Housing

Opinion: It's time for courage - Rebuilding Ireland is dysfunctional and must be replaced

Nov 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,847 Views 22 Comments

Dr Rory Hearne says the Government’s housing model is fundamentally flawed and it’s time for a complete overhaul of the system.

Opinion: Boston, or Berlin? No, we'll take Sweden or Denmark - this was our ‘Hygge’ election
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Opinion: Boston, or Berlin? No, we'll take Sweden or Denmark - this was our ‘Hygge’ election

Feb 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 29,208 Views 86 Comments

A status quo government is unlikely to represent the need for change, writes Dr Rory Hearne.

'We can't ignore the very real possibility of the emergence of a new disruptive politics'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We can't ignore the very real possibility of the emergence of a new disruptive politics'

Apr 3rd 2018, 6:30 AM 1,884 Views 108 Comments

Irish politics remains volatile with the potential for alternative political parties emerging, writes Rory Hearne.

Nama is more likely to fatten the vulture funds than provide affordable housing for young couples
# Column
# Column

Nama is more likely to fatten the vulture funds than provide affordable housing for young couples

Dec 14th 2015, 5:15 PM 321 Views 95 Comments

The Irish taxpayer is actually losing billions from the sale of massively discounted assets and is losing the potential to use these assets to provide social and affordable housing.

Plans to slash the USC are rash and dangerous - here's why
# Opinion
# Opinion

Plans to slash the USC are rash and dangerous - here's why

Nov 26th 2015, 5:00 PM 298 Views 96 Comments

Pre-election commitments to further reduce and abolish the USC make little social or economic sense, Rory Hearne writes.

Living on pot noodles and cereal: 'It's hard living out of bags in one hotel room with your children'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Living on pot noodles and cereal: 'It's hard living out of bags in one hotel room with your children'

Oct 1st 2015, 4:54 PM 356 Views 84 Comments

Families on the streets, living in hotel rooms and living on next to nothing – this is happening every day in this country and it needs to end, writes Rory Hearne.