Time to really think outside the box

Karl Deeter Talking Finance A new approach is needed to accommodate demand – and trying a host of innovative measures is better than this status quo of market barriers

23rd December, 2014

Last Tuesday, I was asked to join a think-in called Hidden Rooms, which was run by Dublin City Council. Our group that met in the Central Bank was tasked with coming up with ways to get social and affordable housing delivered to the city.

All of our cities have similar problems, and with voids in Dublin City Council housing running at 1.5 per cent – which is at a 200-year low – it’s going to...

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