Two former FG advisers successfully lobbied for investor stamp duty exemption

Paul Fox and Caitríona Fitzpatrick approached the government to prevent a new 10 per cent stamp duty rate for funds that bulk purchase homes to lease to the state

Darragh O’Brien, the Minister for Housing, said he was advised by housing department officials that 2,400 social housing lease deals were potentially in jeopardy. He said that an exemption from the new 10 per cent stamp duty rate, which applies to bulk purchases, was needed to save delivery of these homes. Picture: