Slowly building our way out of housing crisis

Social housing investment is a step in the right direction, but wider housing market sustainability is still challenged writes Conor O'Donovan.

19th October, 2014

Budget 2015 measures, including the €2.2 billion multi-annual social housing capital investment scheme and the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) scheme extension, are welcomed, but the lack of direct measures to boost private housing supply in the short term remain a concern.

One of the key priorities for the government in Budget 2015 was to address the critical shortage of social housing and to introduce measures to support the 89,000 people estimated to be in need of social housing.


Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago