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# Rory Hearne

This year
Almost 700 homes delivered under the government's First Home Scheme this year
The scheme has approved over 2,500 applications, who have yet to drawdown their loan.
Property prices continue to rise, with the average house price now at €320,000
Prices in Dublin have fallen while prices in all other counties have risen by 3.8%.
FactCheck: Did the state build more social housing in 2022 than ever before, as Taoiseach claimed?
“We’ve never built more social housing than was the case of the past year,” The Taoiseach said.
Last year
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.
Rory Hearne: One year on from Maynooth controversy, the govt still backs funds over individuals
Housing expert Rory Hearne asks: A year on from the purchase of an entire housing estate in Maynooth by an investor fund, what has changed?
All time
Over 25,000 people sign petition calling for government to scrap tax breaks for cuckoo funds
Cabinet is set to discuss proposals on housing today.
Five years older and deeper in debt... So why don't the Irish protest more?
In the last few years, there’s been a noticeable decrease in the numbers taking to the streets to voice their anger. We asked the experts — why are the Irish so reluctant to protest?
Campaign group proposes €15bn stimulus to 'bust myth that austerity works'
Claiming our Future says its plan works within the bailout agreement but has admitted its proposals are not fully-formed as yet.