Housing was always going to be a top priority

Housing was always going to be a top priority

Curiously, there was no mention of any extension to the Help to Buy scheme, which is set to expire at the end of next year and which has been instrumental in allowing about half of all new first-time buyers since January 2017 own their own home

Sometimes 'vanilla' is okay, particularly if you find yourself stuck where you don't want to be.

Housing was always going to be a top priority in Budget 2019. With last month's launch of the €1.25 billion Land Development Agency (which, under Project Ireland 2040 aims to build 120,000 homes over 20 years), and the drip, drip, drip effect of feeding information into the general domain over the last few weeks, there were no major...

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