Comment: Housing market needs to be not too hot and not too cold

Any lingering doubts about whether the property market is of central importance to the health of the economy were well and truly laid to rest last week.

15th April, 2006

Any lingering doubts about whether the property market is of central importance to the health of the economy were well and truly laid to rest last week.

In addition to a plethora of economic reports, broadsides fired by Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Minister for Finance Brian Cowen served to testify to current political sensitivities as much as they reflect this country’s almost obsessive focus on property values.

Even for someone like me, who...

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