Six ways to break down barriers in our housing market and build more homes
Published 20/08/2014 | 02:30
All the evidence suggests that demand for housing in certain parts of the country, especially Dublin, is growing. As a result, house prices are rising rapidly.
Yet the creation of housing supply is not following demand. This presents something of a conundrum.
In any normal market, when demand surges, supply increases rapidly to meet it. As in the boom, where demand outstripped supply leading to a substantial overhang, Ireland seems once again to be unable to balance the two.