Sunday February 23, 2020

Putting cash in buyers’ pockets won’t solve housing crisis

The issue of high construction costs needs to be urgently addressed

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

@ianguider
26th January, 2020

In an interview with Matt Cooper on Today FM last week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recounted how as a junior doctor he bought his first home at the age of just 24. It’s an anecdote he has told before about the differences between the housing market back then and now. The reaction on both the station’s WhatsApp account and on social media derided the Taoiseach for being out of touch with the reality facing those in...

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