In a crisis, Varadkar’s response is more PR
As the ongoing problems with homelessness, health and housing spill further out of control, the Taoiseach is busy burnishing his own brand at no little expense
For the period known as the ‘silly season’, the past week has provided some serious hard news that tells us a lot about the “Republic of opportunity” promised by Leo Varadkar when he became Taoiseach.
Last Tuesday morning, we learned that there are just 3,000 rental properties available across the country, including 1,121 in Dublin - the lowest supply ever recorded.
On the same day, 25,000 students got their much-anticipated CAO offers of...
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Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19
Demand continues to outstrip supply in both residential and PRS markets, while developers adapt new build designs to take the pandemic into account
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