Editorial: Government must take radical measures to fix housing crisis

The government argues that there is no quick fix to our housing problems, but there are measures, such as preventing land hoarding and a vacant home tax, that will go towards solving the crisis

The government needs to listen to the advice of its own experts, who have said that radical measures are needed to ensure that land is built on instead of hoarded

The reaction to the report by this newspaper last week that an investment fund had purchased most of a new housing estate in Maynooth in Co Kildare has given the government a timely reminder that the housing crisis has not gone away.

The political and public furore was driven by the real fear that home ownership is becoming a distant dream for the current generation of young workers, a situation that is also causing exasperation ...