Boosting demand may not spur housing supply

The new rules make it easier for the conditions of a mortgage bubble to emerge

27th November, 2016

The Sunday Business Post does not presume to lecture central bankers about economics.

It’s obviously a losing battle, like a child lecturing a parent about the specifics of motoring. But if the parent is driving too fast, the child doesn’t need to know how internal combustion engines work to be able to make an observation. Last week, the Irish Central Bank did the equivalent of pressing its foot down on the accelerator when...

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