Michael Brennan: Does significant change in housing policy go far enough?

Government tackles crisis through tax and planning policy, but it will take some time to gauge effectiveness of new approach

18th May, 2021
Michael Brennan: Does significant change in housing policy go far enough?
Darragh O’Brien, the Minister for Housing, and Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance, announced the package of measures after their second cabinet meeting of the day. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

It is not every day that the government changes tax and planning policy within two weeks of a story being published.

But that is what is happening now since the Business Post reported about the sale of most of the family houses in the Mullen Park estate in Maynooth to Round Hill Capital, a global property investment fund.

Darragh O’Brien, the Minister...

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