Elaine Byrne: Property-owning politicians should prepare for a winter of discontent

The Robert Troy controversy was just the start: the next few months will be all about the denizens of the Oireachtas and their property market interests

Robert Troy: intense scrutiny of his property portfolio and his failure to fully declare his property interests to Sipo cost him his position as minister of state. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Hold on to your hats: it’s going to be a bumpy ride. The media revelations about politicians and their dalliances with property investments are only just beginning.

There is a growing narrative about a political land-owning class who have absolutely no comprehension of the precariousness of renting. There are two types of people in Ireland – those who own their own home and those who do not. In a nutshell, this is what the messaging ...