Minister for Education Richard Bruton and former taoiseach John Bruton are sitting on a prime vacant housing site in their home town despite the severe shortage of homes there.
They and their sister inherited the land in Dunboyne in Meath which was part of the original Bruton family farm.
But it has been designated for housing by the local council for 18 years because of its prime location just 600 metres from the town centre.
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