Coveney lobbied by dozens of developers

Property firms seek to cash in on housing crisis

21st August, 2016
Housing Minister Simon Coveney Pic: RollingNews.ie

A Chinese visa-for-investment firm, overseas fund giants and local developers are among those that courted Housing Minister Simon Coveney since his appointment in May.

During his first two months in office, there were dozens of contacts from those seeking opportunities from the housing crisis. He was lobbied on behalf of Capreit chief executive David Ehrlich to get time with him “to discuss the housing situation”, Gerry O’Sullivan of public relations firm Q4 PR said in...

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