Houses, whether building them, paying for them, repossessing them or renting them, remain politically problematic for the government. All of these aspects are intertwined and almost all come back to the issue of supply.
Environment Minister Alan Kelly must have felt that, after persuading his cabinet colleagues to endorse the largest investment in social housing since the 1970s, he had got a handle on the problem. However, the time-lag between any new plan and delivering...
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