Elaine Byrne: Labour fails on housing again

The impetus for housing reform is the same as it was in 1974 - but the nuances are very different this time

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Elaine Byrne

24th July, 2016
Simon Coveney is leading the housing reform Pic: RollingNews.ie

The current housing crisis is a failure of the Labour Party dating back to the 1974 Kenny Report.

The rationale for the Action Plan for Housing has striking parallels with the Kenny Report, but the recommendations are remarkably different.

A Fianna Fáil minister for local government commissioned the Kenny Report in 1970. Bobby Molloy commenced the report in response to Ireland’s demographic revolution which caused a severe shortage of serviced land for housing.

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