‘We need a truly holistic approach to housing in Ireland’

This year, our annual half-year, or H1, new homes listings for Dublin and the commuter belt include just over 140 entries, the most since the economic recovery began, but with construction costs still rising and demand far outstripping supply, affordability is still an issue for many people looking to buy

2nd February, 2020
Condor, in Killiney, Co Dublin

Who cares if Taoiseach Leo Varadkar used the Goodbody’s Building Energy Rating housebuilder tracker or the CSO figures – or, it would seem, both – to arrive at his total number of homes built in Ireland in the past two years last week? It’s really a case of hair-splitting, given the difference works out at about 3,000 units or so.

To add to that, the – let’s say 48,000 – homes constructed...

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