Tuesday February 25, 2020

We don’t have to gnaw through our own limbs to escape housing trap

In an open letter to Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, industry insider Karl Deeter suggests one simple way to ease the crisis which requires little sacrifice

24th September, 2017
Karl Deeter has a few simple ideas to solve the housing problemMaura Hickey

Dear Mr Murphy, if you really want to succeed . . .

I have seen housing ministers come and go and not one of them has mastered ‘housing’ yet. The reason? It’s an impossible portfolio. Like health, housing is nigh impossible to get right and the best you can hope for is to not make anything worse.

Property and homelessness-related summits, PR, spin, ‘plans’, plans of plans and meetings all have one...

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