Saturday February 22, 2020

Election Factcheck: rural Ireland, average earnings, pension tax, ‘blank cheques’

Each week, the Business Post assesses comments made in Election 2020 to determine, as far as possible, if they are true or false

2nd February, 2020
Richard Boyd Barrett

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy of Fine Gael said legislation proposed by Fianna Fáil last year "took away the responsibility on anyone building to have to build social housing, thereby incentivising large institutional funds to develop lands for the private rental sector". He made the claim on January 16 on The Last Word with Matt Cooper on Today FM.

Verdict: mixed

The facts: Last year, Fianna Fáil proposed a new...

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