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Saturday 25 September, 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 59,620 Views 0 Comments

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

Wednesday 19 May, 2021

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 48,111 Views 51 Comments

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

Monday 10 May, 2021

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 47,414 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.

Wednesday 5 May, 2021

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 151,210 Views 194 Comments

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

Thursday 26 November, 2020

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 23,785 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.

Friday 28 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 29,184 Views 86 Comments

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

Tuesday 3 April, 2018

'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 1,868 Views 106 Comments

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

Monday 14 December, 2015

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 308 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.

Thursday 26 November, 2015

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 261 Views 96 Comments

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

Thursday 1 October, 2015

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 348 Views 89 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.