SBP Editorial: Coveney has a tall order to sort out housing crisis

15th May, 2016

Simon Coveney asked for the job - to get families out of cars, hotels and the housing lists and to turn his new department into the control room of a massive building scheme. The programme for government has set a target of building 100,000 new homes in the next four years with ‘higher targets thereafter’.

Some old hands in the property market say this will never happen. They say costs are too high, land...

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