A new report by the Dublin City Council has found that Dublin’s housing stock is the best in the world, even though it is still one of the poorest cities in Europe.
The report, The Living City, is the culmination of an extensive study into the city’s buildings.
It found that a large proportion of Dublin’s homes are built with no windows, but that many others are constructed in the style of neoclassical structures, often with high ceilings and a wide stairwell.
The council’s report also revealed that some buildings in the city are built in a more traditional fashion, and that the number of units available to the public has dropped since 2009.
The report found that the total number of dwellings available to households rose by nearly 30% between 2011 and 2017.
The study also found that housing costs in the capital have increased significantly over the past decade.
The average cost of housing in Dublin has increased by over 70% between 2009 and 2017, the report said.
However, it warned that the average cost per unit for new housing was still higher than the average for London, New York or San Francisco.
The city’s housing affordability is “an issue that will require significant action”, it said.
“The current housing market is not sustainable and the cost of living is high.
The only way to make the capital livable is to create a sustainable housing supply,” said John Brennan, a senior economist at the council.
A number of factors, including low vacancy rates and the availability of affordable housing, have helped to create the best housing stock in the country, he added.
“Dublin’s housing supply is highly flexible, providing for a large number of new homes and new housing in demand,” Brennan said.
The city’s new report also found the majority of new housing stock was affordable.
“The City of Dublin continues to see affordable housing as a critical element in meeting the housing needs of its residents,” the report stated.
The Irish Times has asked the city council to explain the report’s findings and what it intends to do about it.