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Social housing builds in Cork far outstrip new private homes

The number of social homes built in Cork city outnumbered the number of new private homes by almost ten to one last year

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
14th July, 2019
Conor O’Connell

The number of social homes built in Cork city outnumbered the number of new private homes by almost ten to one last year.

Although Cork has several large local developers, the high cost of building apartments and a shortage of available sites have been blamed for the low levels of new homes built for first-time buyers.

A new study has found that there were 239 social homes built by Cork City Council and affordable housing...

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