Housing Crisis: Courts can lead where state has failed

Ireland’s judiciary has an opportunity to offer creative solutions to tackle the crisis

3rd November, 2019

This week, the Supreme Court will hear an important appeal touching on the right to housing in Ireland. Predictably, the state has sought to join the proceedings, to argue against the proposition that housing is a constitutional right that can be enforced through the courts.

While the case concerns a number of complex Constitutional issues, at a high level it serves to once again emphasise the fact that there is no explicit right to housing...

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