Ireland Economy and regeneration , Housing and planning

The housing market impact of non-household purchasing

Summary

Following the Irish Government’s response to the controversial transaction of standard houses in Maynooth, County Kildare in early May, this briefing reflects on the issues raised during the bulk purchasing debate and sets out relevant statistics regarding the trends in housing purchase, including the share of various categories of buyers along with the volume of new housing output – which remains far short of estimated requirements.

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