The housing crisis needs the attention of a functioning Dáil – and fast

The housing crisis needs the attention of a functioning Dáil – and fast
"The vulture funds ... acquired huge loan portfolios at bargain prices when the economy was on the floor."

This jars with the spectacle from the one-day sitting of a rudderless Dáil

The urgency attached to the acute housing shortage has got a huge jolt from the work done in this newspaper on the influence, scale and involvement of a number of vulture funds that acquired loans here when the country was on its knees, and that are now preparing to exit.

The single development at Tyrrelstown highlights the potential human cost involved. If further repossessions and foreclosures are inevitable then, in the short-term, we have a...

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