The real cost of social housing

The real cost of social housing

There is a lot of talk about the need for more social housing in Ireland – and our apparent inability to provide it. But maybe we need a reality check

The idea that we can deliver social houses in Dublin for €140,000 is a fantasy. Lately, there has been a lot of talk suggesting it is possible from a number of architects and from politicians like Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin, who mentioned it to me the other week on The Tonight Show.

Due to a series of choices in life I have dealt with construction more than I would have liked to. This €140,000...

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