Shifting sands of housing policy make it hard to build solid future
With demand continuing to outstrip supply, the state must smooth the path for development rather that creating yet more hurdles
Ireland has a dysfunctional property market. To this day, the scars of the downturn of 2008 have meant that the country has struggled to scale-up housing supply to meet the requirements of the population.
The consequences are particularly acute for apartment development, where multiple complexities and risks have resulted in minimal development since 2008. This is causing significant hardship and anxiety for much of the population, especially younger people.
Ireland, a small open economy on the edge...
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