Micheál Martin: ‘We’re going to build houses, and to hell with this’

Martin lashes out at ‘ideological hang-ups’ behind Fine Gael’s housing policy; Fianna Fáil leader rules out coalition with Sinn Féin after the next election

23rd July, 2017
Micheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil Picture: Bryan Meade

Fianna Fáil would build tens of thousands of council houses if returned to government, according to its leader Micheál Martin who said an “ideological hang-up” is driving Fine Gael’s housing policy.

In an extended interview with The Sunday Business Post, Martin criticised the current policy of new developments being a mix of social and private housing.

“You know, the finest of people develop and have come out...

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