October 7, 2019

This was first published on RTÉ Brainstorm

Opinion: decentralisation will only work if local government can make decisions about raising revenues and spending on services

Recent reports suggest that decentralisation is on the government’s agenda again. The Minister of St...

August 19, 2019

This article  appeared in Evening Echo

BETWEEN 80,000 to 100,000 apartments need to be built in Cork over the next two decades to tackle a rental crisis of “significant proportions”, a UCC expert has warned.

The latest rental report from property website Daft.ie shows th...

January 1, 2018

The above clip from Friends (repeated every New Year's Day!) highlights the preference for young families to fly to the suburbs to raise children. Clearly, whether perceived or a fact, the suburbs are identified as a much preferred place to raise families. Suburban fli...

November 24, 2017

Cork County Council sure do love a greenbelt. Dark Green = no bloody way are we allowing the city expand in here, but if you're a town in here ... 'not a bother biy'....build build build...

November 14, 2017

Above is a depiction of a two story Ireland - East and West. Most parts of Ireland are experiencing high price growth but the rate of the growth varies considerably. Most roads are leading to Dublin where the Dublin City Region is experiencing most of the high positive...

November 13, 2017

How to fix the housing Crisis? With Karl Spain, David McWilliams & Aidan Regan. Thanks to Alina Kisina for great photos!

November 13, 2017

As can be identified in the graph (Picture on right) the Western side of the island has a much older population, relative to the Eastern side. The housing market (& job market) is increasingly being polarized into a West/East divide over time. Two distinctive generatio...

November 3, 2017

This is a presentation on recent research work by Frank Crowley and Justin Doran (CUBS, UCC) on the role of creative occupations and the creative sector in stimulating innovation in Ireland.

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