Repeating the errors of the past on housing

Can social housing PPPs really deliver quality homes, price certainty and value for money?

26th March, 2017

The government is about to embark on a major shift in the funding of social housing. Five local authorities are being asked to initiate a public-private partnership (PPP) to deliver 500 homes. This is the first of three such projects being proposed by government.

Dublin City, South Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare and Louth are the guinea pigs in what looks set to be a slow and expensive ministerial vanity project.

Council housing is traditionally funded with 100...

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