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Dr Rory Hearne: Why are some TDs unwilling to call themselves landlords - when that's exactly what they are
Rory Hearne responds to an investigation by The Journal which found eight TDs own rental properties but did not declare rental income on the Dáil register.
All time
Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters
The housing expert says the broken rental market in Ireland is down to years of failed political policy.
How to get involved in World Mental Health Month this October
World Mental Health Month takes place this October as part a month-long programme of events by Mental Health Ireland to raise awareness of mental health challenges.
Dr Rory Hearne: Investors received a clear message from Government last night - 'keep buying, you're flying'
The housing analyst responds to last night’s announcement by Government on investment funds and property.
Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds
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.
Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home
The housing expert says the investor takeover of homes is no accident – it’s Government policy.
Opinion: It's time for courage - Rebuilding Ireland is dysfunctional and must be replaced
Dr Rory Hearne says the Government’s housing model is fundamentally flawed and it’s time for a complete overhaul of the system.
Opinion: Boston, or Berlin? No, we'll take Sweden or Denmark - this was our ‘Hygge’ election
A status quo government is unlikely to represent the need for change, writes Dr Rory Hearne.
'We can't ignore the very real possibility of the emergence of a new disruptive politics'
Irish politics remains volatile with the potential for alternative political parties emerging, writes Rory Hearne.
Nama is more likely to fatten the vulture funds than provide affordable housing for young couples
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.
Plans to slash the USC are rash and dangerous - here's why
Pre-election commitments to further reduce and abolish the USC make little social or economic sense, Rory Hearne writes.
Living on pot noodles and cereal: 'It's hard living out of bags in one hotel room with your children'
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.