State is a paltry provider when it comes to the poor

The reason we fail consistently with social housing is down to expectations of how it will be provided versus what happens in reality.

26th October, 2014
Karl Deeter.

The reason we fail consistently with social housing is down to expectations of how it will be provided versus what happens in reality.

We decided to copy the British model of Section 106 contributions, which became known in Ireland as Part V in the Planning and Development Act 2000.

Part V allows local authorities to obtain up to 20 per cent of land zoned for housing development at “existing use” value for the delivery of social and...

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