SF’s message on housing is still hitting home with Generation Rent

Around 29 per cent of voters trust Mary Lou McDonald’s party the most on housing policy, compared to 19 per cent for Fine Gael and a mere 11 per cent for Fianna Fáil

Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Féin president: her party is up two points in the polls to 29 per cent. Picture: PA

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will be reminded by the latest Business Post/Red C poll of just why he keeps saying housing has to be the “number one priority” for the government.

The recent controversy over the purchase of most of the Mullen Park estate in Maynooth by an investment fund led the government to bring in new restrictions on such “bulk buying deals”.

It has had relatively little impact on support for the three government parties, ...