Saturday November 23, 2019

Can the Land Development Agency solve the housing crisis?

The LDA was launched last year, but even before it has been fully established, it has been subject to criticism for its failure to provide adequate levels of affordable housing

By Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
20th October, 2019

The Land Development Agency’s remit is to deliver 150,000 new homes over a 20-year period, but questions have been raised about its viabllity before it has even started Pic: Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar chose the top floor of his old department to launch the Land Development Agency (LDA) last year.

It was easy to see why – the Department of Social Protection’s ministerial office, which he once occupied, has panoramic views of many of the inactive public sites on which the new agency is supposed to build.

Varadkar used his hands to make a fake telescope as he looked down on the Department...

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