Housing reports offer wiggle room aplenty - and a potential open goal for government

Darragh O’Brien asked housing experts how many homes are needed to house the population in the coming years. Their answers suit the government very well

The ESRI has forecast that Ireland needs between 35,000 and 53,000 houses per year. Picture: Getty

Business Post subscribers can read:

• Killian Woods’ breakdown of housing demand forecasts, and how the government is placed to meet them

• Demand metrics used in recent housing analysis, and how they don’t offer the full picture

• Why lots of wiggle room in report recommendations is good news for the coalition