Wednesday August 12, 2020

Housing: a delicate balancing act

The new Minister for Housing faces a task made even more complicated by the pandemic

26th July, 2020
Responsibility for the housing brief now lies with Darragh O’Brien, and he faces a task that has been made even more complicated by the pandemic

Covid-19 may have switched the political focus to health over the past number of months, but that other most pressing issue – the housing crisis – has not gone away.

Eoghan Murphy’s time as minister for housing in the last government could not be described as a success, even by the most charitable observer. Responsibility for the housing brief now lies with Darragh O’Brien, and he faces a task that has been made even more...

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