Coveney needs courage to let go of ‘market will fix it’ chestnut

We could create our version of a social housing model that has worked brilliantly across Europe

18th December, 2016

Let’s talk about housing.

Walking around Dublin city, whether on the Luas line between Museum and Smithfield, or over the river at the Coombe and the Liberties, you notice the number of vacant sites in prime positions for building homes. The city centre is pockmarked with overgrown zones of dereliction – hemmed in, away from our eyes, by cheap hoarding. These sites are waiting to be developed.

There are obvious sites that could...

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