Aidan Regan: The house price effect is shaping our society, and not for the better
The increasingly unequal distribution of wealth and property ownership is helping to remould class politics in this country
Last year’s election that led to the grand coalition between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael completely reshaped Irish politics. It’s easy to forget just how historic it was given the subsequent outbreak of the global pandemic.
It’s also easy to forget just how important housing inequalities were in influencing the result, and why and how unequal access to housing wealth is likely to shape the future of political conflict...
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