Blow to social housing plan as PPP element grinds to halt
Alan Kelly’s department is to go back to the drawing board after consulting with developers and investors
The government’s plans to tackle the dearth of social housing have been dealt a blow as plans for cooperation with private developers are on hold.
Investment firms, banks and big name developers were recruited by the government to propose ways to resolve the social housing crisis.
But last Tuesday, in a letter seen by The Sunday Business Post, they were told that “no suitable proposal” had emerged.
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Proposal for expert panel to review capital projects over €100m
Large public capital projects could be run through an “independent panel of international experts” as part of public spending reforms, according to the Department of Public Expenditure
State body to reissue €28m office supplies contract
The contract covers the supply of office stationery to a range of government bodies and agencies, including the HSE, universities, hospitals, councils and schools
Sinn Féin open to coalition deal, but on condition of border poll
Party would launch the ‘largest public house building programme that Ireland has ever seen’ and a national health service
Fine Gael ‘will go to war’ if Bailey runs as independent
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