Cairn Homes chief: Ireland is a country that ‘doesn’t support builders’

Senior members of IIP accused department of ‘locking out’ prospective homeowners from market and not supporting builders

25th July, 2021
Cairn Homes chief: Ireland is a country that ‘doesn’t support builders’
Steven Garvey, the chief executive of Glenveagh Homes was one of the companies at a high-level meeting between members of Irish Institutional Property, the lobby group, and senior staff at the Department of Housing. Picture: Fennells

Michael Stanley, the chief executive of Cairn Homes, told senior civil servants that Ireland had an international reputation as a country that “doesn’t support builders”.

Stanley made the comments at a high-level meeting between members of Irish Institutional Property, the lobby group, and senior staff at the Department of Housing in October 2020.

The meeting came after a lobbying campaign by Irish Institutional Property between August and October that urged the state...

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