Thursday February 27, 2020

Fixing housing? ‘It isn’t rocket science’

FF’s new spokesman Darragh O’Brien says councils should be building up to 7,000 homes a year

6th May, 2018
Darragh O’Brien, who was made Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on housing in a front-bench reshuffle last month Picture: Bryan Meade

It’s been just over a month since Darragh O’Brien was made Fianna Fáil housing spokesman and he’s now proposing a series of radical measures to fix the seemingly intractable crisis.

“The fundamental difference between my approach and Fianna Fáil’s approach on this is that we believe that the state needs to intervene,” O’Brien told The Sunday Business Post last week. “Fine Gael don’t believe that.”...

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