Aidan Regan: Brexit an awful reminder of what happens when you turn your major city into a playground for global capital

Excluding apartments from the new legislation on bulk-buying was a big mistake and shows the complete lack of a long-term vision for Dublin as a city where ordinary citizens, and not just the transient rich, can live

23rd May, 2021
Aidan Regan: Brexit an awful reminder of what happens when you turn your major city into a playground for global capital
Construction in Dublin: many people are being priced out of the housing market in Dublin where most FDI investment is concentrated Picture: Getty

“The London property market is fine if you are an international tycoon.” So said Boris Johnson in his Vision for London report, released in 2020.

No doubt Johnson was speaking to the plight of those who are priced out of London city, commuting long distances and unable to afford a home. I am sure he didn’t mention that during his time as mayor of London, he actively courted global investors to buy up property,...

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