An electric tram in Dún Laoghaire circa 1906. Around the time of the Rising, the trams in Dublin operated on lines that ran 95.6km – 60km more than we have now. Photograph: Past Pix/SSPL/Getty Images
Now’s the time to throw back the curtains and do a spring clean. From a Kondo-like clearout to getting the garden ship-shape, here are the people who should be in your little black book of home improvers
One-bed tenants and single people in larger homes excluded from purchase scheme
The struggle to secure student accommodation is becoming more difficult every year. Conor Hawkins asks if Ireland should follow Europe’s lead by using shipping containers as housing.
Airbnb and other websites are contributing to the housing crisis, councillor says
Property Industry Ireland says lowering VAT to 9% would boost housing supply
Government intervention in the housing market on a large scale is required
Almost 3,500 homeless adults used emergency accommodation in Dublin at the end of last year.
Florian Coulan (c) and friends from France, who fell victim to a sophisticated online accommodation booking scam.