No shortage of planning permission but lack of funds an issue
The Coalition faces a number of difficult issues in the run-up to the general election, not least of which is the chronic shortage of suitable housing coming onto the market.
It's a problem which has dogged the Government's term in office, but is particularly serious now that the economy is on the turn and there is a market seeking to purchase homes, something which wasn't the case in 2011.
The problem is most acute in the main cities, but particularly in Dublin. It is also a complex one.