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Monday 16 January 2017

Power vacuum encourages bonkers ESRI plan

Published 12/03/2016 | 02:30

Professor Alan Barrett has defended the ESRI’s study on housing. Photo: Damien Eagers
Professor Alan Barrett has defended the ESRI’s study on housing. Photo: Damien Eagers

One hundred years after the Rising, this land might be our land, but we still can't house our people properly on it.

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This week's discussions on housing showed that what often passes for policy formulation quickly descends into pantomime.

Our leading think-tank, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), raised some valid points about homeowners whose children have left home, and it issued warnings on lending restrictions leading to long-distance commutes.

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