Plotting a route out of Ireland’s housing crisis

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Property Summit 2016 hears new proposals that could pay off

Measures targeting first-time buyers are a “tacit acceptance by the state, and by society, that high prices are needed to induce supply”, Tom Dunne, the head of DIT’s construction management school, told attendees at The Sunday Business Post Residential Property Summit last week.

But the evidence, he said, suggests that much of the effect can be to increase speculation and the hoarding of development land, something that has been a feature of...

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