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March 9th, 2017 - Owning or Renting, What is the future for Housing

March 7th, 2017

Housing Agency Lecture- Owning of Renting, What is the future for housing?

The second of the Housing Agency’s 2017 spring lecture series focused on the issue of tenure. We have tended to associate home ownership as the norm in Ireland, but this is now changing.

Professor Michelle Norris from University College Dublin,  drew from her new book Property, Family and the Irish Welfare State to trace how home ownership grew as the dominant tenure over the last 100 years and the recent resurgence in renting.  'From the state to the market: Irish home ownership in historical perspective

Prof Michelle Norris Presentation

Keith Lowe, Chief Executive, Douglas Newman Good (DNG), then provided an insight into the current market for renters and buyers. He provided a much needed industry insight.  Current Housing Market trends

Keith Lowe Presentation

Dr Rory O’Donnell, Director of the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), was our third speaker and looked ahead: how might future generations live and what are the implications of changing tenure preferences for social and economic policy?