A new troika for housing: fiscal, planning and lending policies

Dr Peter Stafford: Meaningful measures that genuinely make a difference are needed if we want to achieve stability in the market

23rd December, 2014
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Hard cases make bad laws. But the plight of Ireland’s most average couple seeking to make a modest purchase of their first home can reveal the scale of the problem faced by many first-time buyers who are saving up their deposit. It also reveals the extent to which the housing sector still needs meaningful reform.

Let’s look at the housing market from the perspective of Ireland’s most average couple.

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