Signs of 'deep-seated confusion' on housing

We need a powerful urban renewal body to solve the housing crisis, not an Irish Water-style quango

3rd September, 2017

To put it politely, the government is showing signs of deep-seated confusion in relation to the homes shortage crisis. I could be less polite.

First, Simon Coveney announces a help-to-buy scheme for home-seekers. Then Eoghan Murphy announces it is being dropped. And, lo and behold, we are now informed that the government is thinking of completing its 360 degree “flip-flop-flip” policy pirouette by retaining the scheme!

So I nearly wept when I heard of...

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