Optimistic but careful budget will help us move toward recovery

From supports for tourism to sustainability initiatives, this year’s budget offers plenty to be optimistic about – with a few caveats, says John Moran of JLL

The Housing for All initiative begins with €6 billion of funding. Picture: Ezra Bailey

In a reversal to last year’s budget, this year’s budgetary package was announced with a backdrop of optimism as the country is uplifted with high vaccination rates along with the recent gradual easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

As with most industries throughout these unprecedented times, the real estate sector has been impacted by the uncertainty that has shrouded the global economy. After Tuesday’s budget announcement, the sector received little direct intervention from the Irish government, but ...