We posted in May that the general scheme of the Planning and Development (Land Value Sharing and Urban Development Zones) Bill 2022 (the General Scheme) had been published by Government.

The Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage (the Committee) has just published its report (the Report) on its Pre-Legislative Scrutiny

The Department of Housing has this month launched a consultation process on the role of the Private Rental Sector (PRS) in Government’s housing policy and the wider economy. The Department’s press release and the consultation paper can be found here. Some of the key points noted in the consultation paper are as

On 25 April the Irish Government announced a housing plan, termed by some as a “mini housing budget”, aimed at cutting the cost of building and refurbishing homes and further speeding up the delivery of housing.

The plan is comprised of the following measures:

  1. The temporary waiver for development contributions on new homes. These contributions,

The European Commission has approved, under EU State Aid rules, the Irish Government’s proposed €450 million scheme to support the construction of apartments to be sold to owner-occupiers. The scheme, know as the Croí Cónaithe (Cities) Scheme, aims to bridge the current “viability gap” where the cost of building apartments is higher than its market

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, TD has today (Wednesday 7 December) announced that the Government has approved the priority drafting of the Registration of Short-Term Tourist Letting Bill.

This is another initiative provided for in the Government’s Housing for All policy and Minister Martin was joined at today’s announcement

28 July 2022 has been appointed as the commencement date for section 6(2)(c) of the Affordable Housing Act 2021.

This is the provision of the Act which allows a housing authority to enter into arrangements with the Land Development Agency for the purposes of making homes available for sale to eligible applicants under affordable dwelling

Further provisions of the Land Development Agency Act 2021 have been commenced with effect from 31 March 2022, as follows:

  • Section 11 (Revocation);
  • Section 14 (Functions of Agency);
  • Section 15 (Services to local authorities);
  • Section 17 (Chief executive of Agency);
  • Section 21 (Staff of Agency);
  • Part 3 (Funding of Agency) (except insofar as it is

As detailed in our earlier post, the Land Development Agency Act 2021 was signed into law on 21 July 2021 but further Ministerial order was required for its provisions to be commenced.

The first such order has been made and appoints 15 December 2021 as the commencement date for the following provisions of the

3 September 2021 has been appointed as the commencement date for the following elements of the Affordable Housing Act 2021​:

Part 2: Affordable dwelling purchase arrangements (other than subsections 2(c), (6) and (7) of section 6 which relate to housing authorities (i) potentially entering into arrangements with the LDA and (ii) being required to have