McDowell gives homebuyers the jitters

If you had asked which politician was most likely to call a halt to the gallop in Ireland’s rampant property market, the last name that would have sprung to mind was Michael McDowell’s.

30th September, 2006

If you had asked which politician was most likely to call a halt to the gallop in Ireland’s rampant property market, the last name that would have sprung to mind was Michael McDowell’s.

After all, a politician who draws his support primarily from the well-heeled, middle-class voters on Dublin’s southside would hardly want to be responsible for a dip in property prices in Ranelagh, Rathgar, Ballsbridge and Terenure.

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