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Leo Varadkar should let Coveney get on with the job he started

Housing minister Simon Coveney has shown creative thinking and flexibility. He should be left in place

11th June, 2017
How we portrayed last November’s decision by the Central Bank to change the mortgage deposit rules

There is a shortage of houses, so people are going homeless, and prices are rising. We need prices to rise in order to incentivise the developers to build. But if the developers build more quickly, the economy might overheat, again; and if it does, there could be another bubble. To stop this, we need developers not to build too much. But if developers don’t build enough, more people will go homeless, prices will rise and...

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