Housing agency chief: curb your expectations

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Conor Skehan, chairman of the Housing Agency

Desire for Dublin-style leafy suburban living can only be fulfilled many miles from the capital

Celtic Tiger property prisoners trapped in the wrong homes need to temper their expectations of escaping to a large home in a leafy suburb, according to the head of the country’s Housing Agency.

“People have to understand that what was a reasonable expectation in 2006 or 2007 is not a reasonable expectation now,” said Conor Skehan, chairman of the Housing Agency and former head of DIT’s Spatial Planning school.

“Looking for a house of a...

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