Thursday October 29, 2020

Minister for Housing should listen when a rare opportunity knocks

Comment: There has never been a better time to invest in infrastructure, and an ambitious public housing programme could succeed

27th September, 2020
Darragh O’Brien, Minister for Housing, has key decisions to make in the coming weeks as he finalises is affordable housing plan ahead. Photo: Fergal Phillips.

Covid-19 has created many challenges for the delivery of new homes, and for many people seeking affordable accommodation, the immediate outlook is bleak. But there are also significant opportunities available to government. With enough political will and ambition, 2021 could be the year we finally tackle the housing crisis.

Key decisions will be made in the coming weeks as Darragh O’Brien, the Minister for Housing, finalises his affordable housing plan, and Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for...

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