Getting It Right This Time - Housing and the Recovery

Tuesday, 4th November 2014Management House, Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street, Dublin 2. 


Ronan Lyons (TCD) "Housing – Where we are now? Is there another bubble?"

Nat O’Connor (TASC) "Housing – Where should we be going?"

Michelle Norris (UCD) "Social and affordable housing and the recovery"


The ISPA seminar on housing included three presentations, followed by a questions and answers session.

Speaker biographies

Ronan Lyons (PhD)

Ronan is Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin and an applied urban economist. His doctoral thesis at Balliol College Oxford was on the economics of Ireland’s property market bubble and crash. His areas of focus include long-run housing markets and sustainable and behavioural aspects of real estate markets. He is a frequent contributor to national and international media on the Irish housing market and economic policy and is author of the quarterly Reports. He tweets as @ronanlyons

Michelle Norris (PhD)

Michelle is Senior Lecturer at the School of Applied Social Science, University College Dublin.  She has worked in local government social housing manager, as a central government housing researcher and as an academic. In 2010 she was appointed by an Taoiseach to National Economic and Social Council. Michelle has researched and published on social housing management and finance, urban regeneration in Ireland and across the EU.  Michelle has written extensively on housing policy, her latest book is entitled Social Housing, Disadvantage and Neighbourhood Liveability.

Nat O’Connor (PhD)

Nat is Research Director in TASC, the think-tank for action on social change. He has previously held the roles of Director and Policy Analyst with TASC. Nat holds a PhD in political science from Trinity College Dublin. Before joining TASC in 2009, he led the research team in the Homeless Agency. Nat has also worked as a consultant to local government and has lectured in NUI Maynooth and Trinity College Dublin and contributes regularly to electronic and print media.

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