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Northern Ireland: understanding its economy

With the Brexit process gathering pace, there is much focus on the question of how different parts of the European Union as well as different parts of the United Kingdom will manage a transition to new rules, customs arrangements and related administrative matters. The European Union and the United...

Cost Rental made simple

‘Cost-rental’ is a term that has come into popular use in the last year or two. While most people declared themselves supportive of the idea, it is not always obvious that people mean the same thing when using this term. Let me explain briefly and concisely what it means. ‘Cost-rental’ is a social...

Cost Rental Housing – A Model for Ireland?

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Housing presents one of the largest issues facing the state. From record levels of homelessness, to rapidly increasing house prices to rents that now exceed pre-crash levels - the housing market in the republic of Ireland shows signs of disfunctionality. While there is common agreement that this...

Time to start changing the game

The story goes that there was a slightly inebriated person found under the light of street lamp searching for something. When asked by a police officer about what was happening, the person replied ‘I’m looking for my house keys’. They both searched together but found nothing. When the police officer...