Far too many have no place to call home
They say that you should study the past if you would define the future. Kings and governments through the centuries have noted that if the cottage is restless, there will be very little sleep in the castle. Alas, the lessons of history are too readily ignored. If Fine Gael is in any way perplexed about its five-point dive in the latest opinion poll, it shouldn't be.
Putting the considerable Irish Water nightmare to one side, another and arguably far more urgent issue on which there is inexplicable inertia is the housing crisis.
Today we reveal the alarming extent of the problem, and how it is having a devastating impact on people's lives.