This book, the first comprehensive, accessible review of housing in Ireland for many years, introduces key housing developments and also reports on the findings of the latest research on the transformation of the sector in the past decade. Topics include: -the impact of the house price boom on wealth and affordability-the urban renewal schemes and private rented housing-the management of social housing-the accommodation of Travellers and homeless people-rural housing policy and politics. During the past decade, Irelands economic growth has attracted international attention. This book analyses the consequences of that growth on housing and serves as a primer to other countries on the complexities of delivering sustainable housing solutions in the face of economic success. As such, this book will be of interest to students, practitioners and policy-makers involved in the housing field worldwide and to anyone who wishes to learn more about the causes and effects of Irelands recent housing boom.