Sunday December 8, 2019

Starter Homes Special: We need a housing champion

A minister with a one-item agenda of the housing crisis is needed to bring the government together

24th April, 2016
The housing crisis is no nearer to being settled Pic: iStock

As every successful and unsuccessful politician now knows, we are in the middle of a housing crisis. Without immediate reform of how housing policy is made and delivered in Ireland, those same candidates are going to be fighting the next election in the context of an even deeper crisis.

Young people on good salaries are finding it impossible to get new homes, either to rent or to buy; the social housing system has largely collapsed;...

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