Tuesday November 24, 2020

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When politicians pander to the interests of property developers, the result is housing estates that exacerbate social problems rather than resolving them

17th October, 2009

With their cream sash windows, clipped box hedges and neatly paved drives, the houses in the glossy brochure looked like they could have been used as ‘village tearooms’ in a BBC adaptation of a Jane Austen novel.

It wasn’t exactly what you had in mind when the bank said you could borrow half a million euro - the rooms all felt slightly too small, the walls slightly too thin, and it wasn’t quite...

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