No shocks and little awe in Budget moves

Editor’s note Tina-Marie O’Neill: The budget’s €2.2bn social housing injection will barely dent the housing crisis.

19th October, 2014

Last week’s Budget was a bit of damp squib, in terms of delivering anything meaningful for the property sector. There were no shocks, and it definitely lacked awe. Admittedly, just about everyone welcomed the €2.2 billion cash injection thrown at the housing sector. But such is the crisis in this area of housing that this hefty chunk of change still isn’t enough to solve the problem.

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