Thursday 8 December 2016

Housing plan will be acid test of 'new politics'

Published 17/05/2016 | 02:30

Housing Minister Simon Coveney Photo: Tom Burke
Housing Minister Simon Coveney Photo: Tom Burke

The new Government has given itself 100 days to come up with a plan to tackle the tangled web that is our dysfunctional housing market.

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Renters are being hit with extraordinary rises, with costs back at crazy Celtic Tiger levels.

Sky-high rents and Central Bank lending restrictions are combining to prevent younger people getting the money together to buy a home.

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