Friday February 21, 2020

Builders beaten by bananas

As the crash boomerang looms, it has emerged that Dublin has lost out on nearly 3,000 homes that it can ill afford to lose

25th June, 2017
Abbey has bought land for 46 houses in Navan, Co Meath

We have created a monster. We took the raw materials for affordable housing and turned them into a one-way bet on an inflated property market. The nation that brought you the world’s biggest modern property crash is busy releasing version 2.0 of it as we speak.

I long for the days when you could count on a Nimby (‘not in my back yard’), because we seem to have killed off that damned group and...

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