Home truths about funds buying up houses
We may be deeply frustrated that multibillion-euro investors are now competing with individual buyers for houses, but it was the state that invited these funds into Ireland — and it may be tricky to curtail them now
Two weeks ago, Taoiseach Micheál Martin sat through several grillings in the Dáil during leaders’ questions.
In the aftermath of a Business Post report about the majority of homes in Mullen Park in Maynooth, Co Kildare, being sold to a so-called cuckoo fund, the opposition wanted to emphasise the point that it happened on this government’s watch.
Mary Lou McDonald, the Sinn Féin leader, said that...
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