Saturday 3 December 2016

Motherhood and apple pie won't build houses

Published 18/06/2016 | 02:30

Getting TDs from all sides of the Dáil to sit down together to thrash out the housing problem won't do any harm. At the very least, it shows where there is common ground, so some measures can be implemented with little dispute. Stock Photo: PA
Getting TDs from all sides of the Dáil to sit down together to thrash out the housing problem won't do any harm. At the very least, it shows where there is common ground, so some measures can be implemented with little dispute. Stock Photo: PA

Getting TDs from all sides of the Dáil to sit down together to thrash out the housing problem won't do any harm. At the very least, it shows where there is common ground, so some measures can be implemented with little dispute.

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But what good will the report of the Dáil Housing and Homelessness Committee actually do?

The committee came up with a bunch of proposals, which were generally 'motherhood and apple pie'. Obviously, no magic bullet was identified to solve the problem in the short term. And the mechanism through which the proposals can be implemented is flaky.

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