The State-owned Land Development Agency (LDA) has struck a deal to pay more than €40 million to “bad bank” Nama to advance plans for as many as 2,500 “affordable” homes in north Co Dublin. The development at Clongriffin will be the biggest single State housing project in decades, with building costs in the region of €1.2 billion. Taken together with other projects, the Clongriffin deal opens potential for the organisation to have definite plans for 5,500 on its books. Read the full story here.