AON Coverage

This page contains links recent to media coverage, academic writing, proceedings of the Houses of the Oireachtas, and other places where AON, the activities of the Network, and matters of interest to the multi-unit development sector received mention.


Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Question 24/11/20 – Electric Vehicles

The Irish Times 20/11/20 – Time to stop looking at apartment living as poor relation to house ownership

Oireachtas Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach 18/11/20 – Committee Stage consideration of the Finance Bill 2020 (Amendment No. 168 Report on tax deduction for apartment management charges)

Oireachtas Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach 18/11/20 – Committee Stage consideration of the Finance Bill 2020 (discussion starts at 3:25:30)

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Question 17/11/20 – Management Companies

Dáil Éireann Debate 10/11/20 – Energy Production

Dáil Éireann Debate 10/11/20 – Electric Vehicles

Dáil Éireann Debate 10/11/20 – Questions

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Question 10/11/20 – Legislative Reviews

Mason Hayes Curran Solicitors 06/11/20 – Breaking the Circuit – Effective Collection of Service Charges

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Question 04/11/20 – Recycling Policy

The Irish Times 03/11/2020 – Apartment owners in Co Meath sue developers over defects

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Question 22/10/20 – Electric Vehicles

Dáil Éireann Debate 22/10/20 – Latent Defects Redress Bill 2020: First Stage

Oireachtas Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage 13/10/20 – Debate

Morning Ireland, RTÉ Radio 1 08/10/20 – Issues of Celtic Tiger building defects

The Irish Times 07/10/20 – State group to examine cost of tackling Celtic-tiger building defects

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Question 06/10/20 – Defective Building Materials

Oireachtas Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage 06/10/20 – Committee Work Programme: Discussion

Seanad Éireann Order of Business 25/09/20 – Order of Business

Dáil Éireann Debate 23/09/20 – National Asset Management Agency

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Question 15/09/20 – Departmental Schemes (Construction Defects Working Group)

The Irish Times 14/09/20 – Defective Celtic Tiger homes to be focus of new working group

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Question 13/09/20 – Housing Policy (Management Companies)

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Question 13/09/20 – Housing Policy (Management Companies)

The Irish Times 26/08/20 – Property Clinic – Why is my apartment’s €3k management fee the same as for commercial premises?

Mason Hayes Curran Solicitors 26/08/20 – COVID-19 – Virtual AGMs and Owners’ Management Companies

The Irish Times 04/08/20 – Property Clinic – As apartment owners, what should we look for in our management company’s accounts?

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Questions 30/07/20 – MUDs and Taking in Charge

Today with Sarah McInerney, RTÉ Radio 1 02/07/20 – New Housing Minister, Darragh O’Brien

The Irish Times 27/06/2020 -/Developer wants indemnity in exchange for €1m to fix faults, residents told

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Questions 20/05/20 – Defective Building Materials

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Questions 13/05/20 – Housing Issues

Business Post 10/05/2020 – How OMCs can be pennywise as recession looms (subscription access)

Jamie Brindley, TU Dublin, BSc Dissertation 06/05/20 – Is the 2011 Multi-Unit Developments Act fit for purpose?

Irish Independent 25/04/20 – ‘Bouncing off the walls’: Apartment dwellers feel cabin fever (subscription access)

Prime Time, RTÉ 23/04/20 – Lockdown in small spaces

Drivetime, RTÉ Radio 1 16/04/20 – COVID-19: Restrictions and Housing

Accounting and Business (Ireland edition) April 2020 – Building blocks

Kane Tuohy Solicitors 30/03/20 – Covid-19 – Briefing Note on OMC AGMS and Service Charges

The Irish Times 03/03/20 – Property Clinic – How do I get an electric car charge point for my apartment block parking space? Will the management company pay – or can it even be done at all? 23/02/20 – Owners in Dublin development hit with €18k bill each for fire safety repairs

Sunday Times (Ireland Edition) 02/02/20 – Fight goes on for victims of tiger era builders (subscription access)

Governance + Compliance magazine February 2020 – Round the Houses

Engineers Journal 27/01/2020 – Fire regulations and legacy issues from the Celtic Tiger years

Irish Examiner 24/01/20 – When homes are not ‘as safe as houses’

The Irish Times 24/01/20 – Fianna Fáil promises €10m redress fund for Celtic Tiger building defects

The Irish Times 24/01/20 – Apartment owner who paid €16,000 for defects will not ‘fix it quietly and go away’

The Irish Times 22/01/20 – Property Clinic – Apartment or house: which is the best buy? 19/01/20 – ‘I’m fed up’: Owners of Sandyford apartments given deadline to pay for fire safety repairs


Local Authority Times Winter 2019 – Sustainable Apartment Living for Ireland (page 22)

The Irish Times 16/12/19 – Politicians face calls to compensate tens of thousands who own defective apartments

The Irish Times 16/12/19 – ‘Invisible and fearful’: Are owners of defective apartments being ignored?

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Question 12/12/19 – Defective Building Materials

Council Review Q4 2019, Issue 62 – Complex Issues of Sustainable Apartment Living for Ireland

Pleanáil 2019/2020 – A review of “Owners’ Management Companies – Sustainable apartment living for Ireland” in the context of the achievement of Project Ireland 2040 compact growth targets (page 106)

Architecture Ireland Nov/Dec 2019 – Sustainable apartment living for Ireland (page 103)

Lunchtime Live, Newstalk 03/12/19 – Do I have to pay my management fees?

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Questions 03/12/19 – Fire Safety Regulations

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Questions 28/11/19 – Building Regulations

Dublin Gazette 13/11/19 – ‘Abandoned’ owners of apartments with building defects appeal for redress

Irish Independent 09/11/19 – Fears 92,000 ‘shoddily built’ boom-time apartments affected by fire and structural defects

Irish Examiner 07/11/19 – Group claims Govt shuts down proposals to fix construction defects if ‘it costs the State money’ 07/11/19 – Owners of apartments with structural defects appeal for State assistance

The Irish Times 07/11/19Up to 92,000 boom-era apartments may have defects, committee hears

Oireachtas Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government 07/11/19 – Latent Defects – debate full text

Oireachtas Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government 07/11/19 – Latent Defects (playback starts 0:58:50)

Drivetime, RTÉ Radio 1 06/11/19 – Redress for defective Celtic Tiger apartments (discussion starts at 0:37:00)

The Irish Times 06/11/19 – Owners of defective apartments aim to ‘hold Government to account’

Irish Examiner 05/11/19 – Why foundations of our building regulations are as weak as ever

Law Society Gazette 01/11/19 – “Muddy Waters” – Apartments, owners’ management companies, and how they interact with the law (PDF version- page 52) / Muddy waters (Html version)

Drivetime RTÉ Radio 1 31/10/19 – Grenfell, Building Defects & Ireland (discussion starts at 1:13:44)

The Irish Times 30/10/19 – Can a management company stop me short-term letting my apartment?

The Irish Times 24/10/19 – SF tables Bill seeking redress board for Celtic Tiger building defects

The Irish Times 23/10/19 – Our OMC has been badly managed and is in arrears, should we try to self-manage it?

Dáil Éireann Debate 22/10/19 – Latent Defects Redress Bill 2019: First Stage

Mason Hayes & Curran 17/10/19 – Corporate Governance & Compliance: Owners’ Management Companies – Common Problems and Pitfalls

Joint Oireachtas Committee on HP&LG 16/02/19General Scheme of the Land Development Agency Bill 2019: Discussion (Resumed)

Dáil Éireann Debate 08/10/19 – Budget Statement 2020 (EV charging points in apartments)

Engineers Journal 07/10/19 – Housing infrastructure: Compact growth and sustainable apartments

Irish Examiner 04/10/19 – Mick Clifford Podcast: Parents of couple who died in fire reflect on injustice which will never die

Irish Examiner 04/10/19 – Mother of woman who died after fire in building with major safety defects calls for full investigation

The Irish Times 04/10/19 – Celebrities drawn into legal action over Dublin luxury apartments

Accountancy Ireland 01/10/19 – Business heads, community hearts

Seanad Éireann Order of Business 26/09/19 – Housing: Statements

Seanad Éireann Order of Business 24/09/19 – An tOrd Gnó – Order of Business

The Irish Times 19/09/19 – Housing defects are not Government’s responsibility, says Minister

The Irish Times 19/09/19 – Priory Hall scandal: ‘It’s terrible this is falling on the taxpayer’

Today FM 18/09/19 – Charlie Weston on The Last Word (feature starts at 00:19:30)

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Questions 18/09/19 – Building Regulations

Drivetime, RTÉ Radio 1 17/09/19 – Remember Priory Hall (feature starts at 1:39:30)

RTÉ News at One 17/09/19 – Cost of rebuilding Priory Hall expected to exceed €50 million

The Stand 17/09/19 – Ep 504: Still Dicing With Death – The Government fails to close the Priory Hall loophole (podcast)

The Irish Times 17/09/19 – Repairing defects at Sandyford apartments to cost up to €10m

The Irish Times 17/09/19 – New Priory draws line under shoddy McFeely development

The Irish Times 17/09/19 – Rebuilding fire-trap complex Priory Hall will cost State €40m

The Irish Times 13/09/19 – The Irish view on poor construction standards: Government is ignoring a dangerous situation

Drivetime, RTÉ Radio 1 11/09/19 – Apartment Defects – Redress Scheme (starts at 0:54:30)

The Irish Times 10/09/19 – How can I get my neighbours to take their waste recycling seriously?

Drivetime, RTÉ Radio 1 09/09/19Defective Apartments

Irish Times 09/09/19 – Owner of apartment ‘not fit for habitation’ takes case against insurer

The Irish Times 09/09/19 – Blackrock apartment owners face €25,000 bill for defects

The Irish Times 07/09/19 – Ireland’s defective buildings: Not just a Celtic Tiger problem

Irish Examiner 05/09/19 – Managing our apartment sector is crucial

Social Housing, ICSH Newsletter Summer/Autumn 2019 – Owners’ Management Companies (page 15)

Irish Examiner 22/08/19 – We’ve much to learn about building safety

Construction Business 22/08/19 – Sustainable Apartment Living For Ireland

iProperty Radio/Dublin South FM 20/08/19 – Property Matters (podcast)

The Irish Times 13/08/19 – IRES has spent €1m remedying building defects at Sandyford apartments

SCSI 12/08/19 – Building Better Buildings – Budget 2020 Submission

The Irish Times 08/08/19 – Property Clinic – Does a developer have voting rights at our management company agm?

The Irish Times 31/07/19 – SF Bill seeks to make construction sector pay levy for defects

The Irish Times 31/07/19 – Plans to turn Dublin apartment blocks into Airbnb-style rentals rejected

Irish Examiner 29/07/19 – Terrible cost of fire defects: Family still searching for answers over tragedy

Decisis Law Reports 26/07/19 – Tenant granted leave to bring proceedings challenging implementation of house rules in apartment block

Drivetime, RTÉ Radio 1 25/07/19 – Legacy of Boomtime Construction (starts at 1:12:05)

Drivetime, RTÉ Radio 1 25/07/19 – Mica Defects Redress Scheme (starts at 1:11:00)

Drivetime, RTÉ Radio 1 24/07/19 – Apartment Defects (podcast)

Drivetime, RTÉ Radio 1 23/07/19 – Apartment Defects (starts at 1:19:55)

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Question 23/07/19 – Housing Estates Maintenance / Taking in Charge

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Questions 23/07/19 – Electric Vehicles – Charging Facilities/Grants for Apartments

The Irish Times 20/07/19 – Residents in legal dispute with Mansfield family over housing estate

Dáil Éireann debate 11/07/19 – Questions on Promised Legislation (Resumed)

Irish Examiner 05/07/19 – Belmayne: ‘It will take an actual fire to reveal the truth’

Dáil Éireann Order of Business 02/07/19 – An tOrd Gnó – Order of Business

Property Matters podcast/Dublin South FM 02/07/19 – Proposed reform of OMCs (discussion starts at 36:18)

Drivetime, RTÉ Radio 1 02/07/19 – Apartment defects (discussion starts at 1.48.20)

The Irish Times 02/07/19 – Developer gains control of board of defective Dublin 8 apartment block

Ireland’s Housing Magazine 2019 – Apartment living

Dáil Éireann Order of Business 25/06/19 – An tOrd Gnó – Order of Business

Seanad Éireann Order of Business 25/06/19 – An tOrd Gnó – Order of Business

The Irish Times 25/06/19 – ‘Cash buyers only’: The true cost of shoddy boomtime home construction

The Irish Times 24/06/19 – Developer of defective apartments proposes family members for board

Sunday Independent 23/06/19 – Call for new unified housing watchdog

The Irish Times 22/06/19 – More protection needed for people in defective apartments – Murphy

The Irish Sun 22/06/19 – Ireland should accept ‘trade-offs’ as apartment boom expected to hit country to cope with population, Eoghan Murphy says

Seanad Éireann Order of Business 20/06/19 – An tOrd Gnó – Order of Business

Mason Hayes & Curran 30/05/19 – Construction Update: Another Hurdle for Owners’ Management Companies in Litigation

Seanad Éireann Debate 30/05/19 – Fire Safety in Apartment Dwellings: Statements

Seanad Éireann Commencement Matters 29/05/19 – Defective Building Materials

The Irish Times 28/05/19 – Alterations to apartment may have put tenants’ lives at risk, court hears

The Irish Times 25/05/19 – Developer seeks removal of private owner from board 24/05/19 – Govt Criticised For ‘Ignoring’ Dublin Apartment Owners

The Irish Times 23/05/19 – ‘Not possible’ for State to take responsibility for poor Celtic Tiger building.

The Irish Times 22/05/19 – Apartment defects: ‘I feel like I’m living in Legoland, like it could collapse at any minute’

The Irish Times 22/05/19 – Developer says owners must pay to fix defects in Dublin 8 apartment block

Dáil Éireann Debate 16/05/19 – Property Services (Regulation) (Amendment) (Management Company Regulation) Bill 2018: Second Stage – Written record

Dáil Éireann Debate 16/05/19 – Property Services (Regulation) (Amendment) (Management Company Regulation) Bill 2018: Second Stage – Recording (starts at 05:00:00)

Oireachtas Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government 07/11/19 – Issues Impacting Apartment and Multi Unit Developments (starts at 0:35:10)

Irish Examiner 08/04/19 – Residents in the dark over fire safety costs 04/04/19 – Residents in West Dublin facing fire safety bill of €50,000 02/04/19 – Dublin Fire Brigade working to fix safety defects at over 20 apartment blocks across the city

The Irish Times 02/04/19 – Fire safety work ongoing at 24 sites, says Dublin Fire Brigade

Irish Examiner 01/04/19 – Lives at risk due to fire safety failures and building boom’s self-regulation regime

Irish Examiner 01/04/19 – €50k bill to make 2001 homes fire safe

The Irish Times 23/03/19 – Dublin Fire Brigade orders fire safety review at Sandyford complex

The Irish Times 22/03/19 – NCT for housing needed that prioritises safety risks

Drivetime, RTÉ Radio 1 21/03/19 – Ballymun Metro Fire – One Year On (podcast)

Irish Examiner 16/03/19 – Who will put our house(s) in order?

Irish Examiner 12/03/19 – Property firm believes there are fire safety deficiencies in 70% of apartments

Irish Times Podcast 03/19 – Boom-Era Apartment Defects “Verging on Systemic”

The Irish Times 11/03/19 – Detailed safety scrutiny of Celtic Tiger properties urged

The Irish Times 11/03/19 – Major fire-safety issues found in 60 apartment blocks in Ireland

The Irish Times 11/03/19 – Building defects problem could happen again, says top architect

Irish Examiner 07/03/19 – Apartment owners face €4m bill over fire safety defects

The Irish Times 05/03/19 – State wary of taking on ‘open-ended liability’ of fixing building defects

The Irish Times 05/03/19 – The Irish Times view on apartment defects: passing the buck

The Irish Times 05/03/19 – Apartment owners unable to access €750m lifeline plan

The Irish Times 05/03/19 – Insurance fund for apartment builders might prevent past failings

Today with Sean O’Rourke, RTE Radio 1 04/03/19 – Celtic Tiger Apartment Owners Facing Big Bills To Fix Defects

The Irish Times 04/03/19 – Apartment owners face €826,000 bill to fix fire-safety defects

The Irish Times 04/03/19 – Boomtime builds: Two decades of problems with Celtic Tiger apartments

The Irish Times 04/03/19 – Boom-era apartment owners left with large bills to fix defects

The Irish Times 04/03/19 – Not so gorgeous living as Belmayne inspected for defects

The Irish Times 04/03/19 – Repairs to roof of Kilmainham apartment block to cost owners €10,900 each

The Irish Times 04/03/19 – Celtic Tiger building defects ‘widespread’, says housing expert

The Irish Times 04/03/19 – Support urged for homeowners hit by defects in boom-era builds

Dáil Éireann Debate 19/02/19 – Management Fees (Local Property Tax) Relief Bill 2018: Second Stage

Joint Oireachtas Committee on BE&I 19/02/19 – General Scheme of the Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Bill 2018: Discussion

The Irish Times 28/01/19 – ‘Fundamental’ balcony design flaws at Dublin housing development

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Question 15/01/19 – Building Control Management System


Irish Examiner 21/12/18 – Time to tackle hot issue of fire safety defects

The Irish Times 19/12/18 – How common are fire safety issues in Irish apartments?

The Irish Times 18/12/18 – Fire safety bill on way for residents in Dublin 8 apartment complex

The Irish Times 18/12/18 – Fire officer to make decision on defective Dublin 8 apartments

Irish Examiner 17/12/18 – Dublin apartment owners face €26k bills to fix fire safety issues

The Irish Times 17/12/18 – Fire safety issues ‘present in many boomtime apartments’

The Irish Times 17/12/18 – Catalogue of fire-safety issues leaves owners facing bills of up to €26,000

The Irish Times 17/12/18 – Dublin apartment owners face €3m bill after fire risks found

Dublin Inquirer 28/11/18 – With Short-Term Lets as Neighbours, It’s “like Ibiza here”, Resident Says

Sunday Independent 25/11/18 – Apartment owners to secure cheap loans for remedial works from HBFI

The Irish Times 14/11/18 – Fire safety defects ‘quite low’ in apartment blocks, Dáil hears

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Question 14/11/18 – Fire Safety

Sunday Times (Ireland Edition) 11/11/18 – The serious side of apartment life (subscription access)

The Irish Times 17/10/18 – Vast majority of apartments need bigger sinking funds

Irish Examiner 11/10/18 – Paying the price of building free-for-all

Irish Examiner 11/10/18 – Homeowners face court action over remedial works

The Hard Shoulder, Newstalk FM 10/10/18 – Discussion of apartment management

Irish Examiner 02/10/18 – Fire safety: Trying to pour cold water on a hot topic

The Sunday Business Post 02/09/18 – Apartment owners’ group warns of bailout time bomb

Dáil Éireann Debate 04/07/18 – Property Services (Regulation) (Amendment) (Management Company Regulation) Bill 2018: First Stage

Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Question 03/07/18 – Housing Management Companies 25/06/18 – Homeowners warned of balcony collapse fears in Celtic Tiger buildings

Irish Independent 25/06/18 – ‘Potential collapse of balconies a real possibility’ – Celtic Tiger homeowners warned of defects

Sunday Independent 17/06/18 – Apartment owners set for property tax discount under new plans News 08/06/18 – Residents at Dublin estate warned over unsafe balconies

The Sunday Business Post 20/05/18 – Millfield Manor builder is discharged from his bankruptcy in Britain (subscription access)

The Irish Times 19/04/18 – Problems with apartment sector could be a ‘time bomb’ for taxpayer News 19/04/18 – Regulation needed in apartment sector – Owners’ Network

Irish Examiner – 23/02/18 – Residents facing €400k fire safety bill

Irish Examiner 10/02/18 – The dark side of the boom for homeowners

Irish Examiner 27/01/18 – Building oversight simply common sense

Irish Examiner 25/01/18 – Compensate for defective Celtic Tiger homes, says Dáil Committee 24/01/18 – Those who bought houses with major defects ‘should get a redress scheme’

Irish Examiner 19/01/18 – 240 homeowners in Co Clare told pay €2.25m for defects

Irish Independent 01/01/18 – Balcony defects, damp, mould and fire safety issues uncovered in prestigious boom-time development


Engineers Journal 10/10/17 – Is Ireland any closer to avoiding its own Grenfell Tower disaster?

International Journal of Law in the Built Environment 09/10/17 – Liability in negligence for building defects in Ireland, England and Australia

LK Shields 29/08/17 – Fire Legislation and Regulations for Apartments

The Sunday Business Post 25/06/17 – Housing minister seeks AG’s advice on estate fire report (subscription access)

Morning Ireland, RTÉ Radio 1 11/05/17 – Firefighters bring Dublin apartment blaze under control (Verdemont Blanchardstown)

The Irish Times 23/03/18 – How can apartment owners avoid the hit for building defects?

Progressive Economy @TASC 16/03/17 – Beacon South Quarter crisis reflects the worst of Turbo Capitalism

Dublin People 01/02/17 – Apartment owners face massive repair bills

2016 16/05/16 – Ireland’s most dangerous homes: ‘The wood of the balcony crumbled like Weetabix’


Newstalk – 08/10/15 – Ratoath apartments could be served with fire safety notice

Today with Sean O’Rourke, RTÉ Radio 1 06/10/15 – Audit of Celtic Tiger Apartments (starts at 0:53:26)

Morning Ireland, RTÉ Radio 1 30/09/15 – Dublin apartment complex may be evacuated

Irish Examiner 29/06/15 – Riverwalk Court: Homes where trouble seeps out of the walls

Irish Examiner 16/06/15 – Substandard developments: Meath County Council silent on firetrap building

The Irish Times 04/06/15 – Redress for building defects is not working

Irish Examiner 15/05/15 – Council leaves residents languishing in a fire trap

The Irish Times 07/05/2015 – Making changes in a scheme in receivership


Morning Ireland, RTÉ Radio 1 28/11/13 – Meath Council orders tenants to leave apartments over fire safety concerns

2012 02/04/12 – Column: ‘I loved living in Priory Hall. I loved this apartment’

Irish Independent 01/03/12 – Don’t let property management charges go through the roof


The Irish Times 29/09/11 – Can the Mud Act stick?

Surveyors Journal Summer 2011 – MUD is good


Dr. Lorcan Sirr, DIT, Public Affairs Ireland June/July 2010 – Apartment Living and the Multi-Unit Developments Bill 2009


The Irish Times 24/06/08 – Proposals to reform apartment management


The Irish Times 01/11/2007 – Apartment owners out in force to discuss management companies


News At One, RTÉ Radio 1 03/10/06 – No regulation of companies that manage apartment blocks

The Irish Times 19/01/2006 – Residents take charge of charges