Winter 2014 Archive

A very successful year

Society President PAULINE DALY reviews some of the high points of the year. As we near the end of 2015, it is a good time to reflect on the work of the Society and its members over the past year. In particular, I would like to acknowledge

Housing is a multifaceted issue

With the death of a homeless man in front of our parliament, housing has come into sharp focus in the public eye. TOM DUNNE says this is a timely edition of the Journal. Housing is the issue of the moment and it is the problem of the

Can we build it?

CONOR O’DONOVAN introduces the Society’s new research into future housing supply capacity in Dublin. The SCSI has publicly expressed concern at the pace of property price increases – up 24% year on year in Dublin and 16.3% nationally according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics

Taking responsibility for the future

What will the built environment sector look like in 2030?

Too important to ignore

LORCAN SIRR looks at the private rented sector in Ireland and what needs to be done to resolve its many problems. Let’s be honest: housing in Ireland is a mess. From boom to crash, governments and senior civil service management have consistently been two steps behind events