Eoin Ó Broin: Same old failed policy lies behind hype of Housing Action Plan

Simon Coveney’s housing plan is stuck in the discredited rut of reliance on the private sector

24th July, 2016
Simon Coveney delivered his housing plan very early in his tenure as minister for housing Pic: RollingNews.ie

Simon Coveney has delivered his Housing Action Plan early, just 74 days after taking office. The 114-page report sets out the government’s plan for tackling the perfect storm that has engulfed our dysfunctional housing system.

Like its predecessor, it commits to “meeting the housing need” of all those on social housing waiting lists in six years. Unfortunately, up to 73 per cent of this will be through state subsidised private rental houses: 84,000 housing...

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