Tuesday 6 December 2016

With a few simple steps, State could provide social houses for €800 a year

Published 16/03/2016 | 02:30

The Hawkridge ghost estate in, Lucan, Co Dublin, pictured in 2014. It was the free market, not the State, which built ghost estates, so fixing the housing problem will – rightly or wrongly – take massive government intervention. Photo: Tony Gavin
The Hawkridge ghost estate in, Lucan, Co Dublin, pictured in 2014. It was the free market, not the State, which built ghost estates, so fixing the housing problem will – rightly or wrongly – take massive government intervention. Photo: Tony Gavin

Years ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to work for Jack Welch of General Electric fame at close quarters.

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It is the sort of invaluable experience that is hard to replicate, even if, at times, his pace of work was shocking for someone 30-odd years his junior.

During the period, we had time to chat about all sorts of things.

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