Public housing is the only solution to the crisis

Eoghan Murphy must accept that incentivising the private sector only is pointless, writes Eoin Ó Broin

27th August, 2017

Claire and Eoghan are in their early 30s. Both have permanent positions in their respective public and private sector jobs. They are thinking of starting a family and buying their own home.

With a combined income of €60,000 they have mortgage approval for €210,000. Their problem is that saving for a deposit while paying €1,400 a month in rent has been tough. Eoghan wonders whether they should move in with his parents until they have...

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