Burke asked Dept of Housing to find ‘flaws’ in ESRI report

The minister’s office requested talking points to refute or contradict the findings of the ESRI report, which said the state could borrow billions to build social housing

21st November, 2021
Burke asked Dept of Housing to find ‘flaws’ in ESRI report
Peter Burke, Minister of State for Housing: rejects debunking report suggestions. Picture: RollingNews

Senior officials in the Department of Housing pushed back against requests from Peter Burke, Minister of State for Housing, to find “flaws” in an ESRI report that said the state could prudently borrow billions for social housing.

In June, research published by the ESRI recommended that the state had the capacity to “prudently” borrow up to €7 billion a year to provide extra funding to build thousands of additional social homes.

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