A story of dysfunction: renters can’t rent, buyers can’t buy, builders can’t build

Despite record demand and prices, property builders are warning of significant delays delivering new homes this summer. Experts say this will have devastating consequences and hamper much needed supply.

hese delays have been a feature of nationwide meetings and workshops run by the Irish Home Builders Association (IHBA) in recent weeks. On average last year, builders were completing homes within a 16 to 20-week window.