Sunday 11 December 2016

2016 is the perfect year to create a national vision on housing

Published 06/01/2016 | 02:30

Ireland moves from a glut of construction to a massive housing shortage. Reuters
Ireland moves from a glut of construction to a massive housing shortage. Reuters

Is there something in our DNA that fuels our property fixation? Obviously, one can go back to the penal times, when we were deprived of ownership.

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But surely our relationship with land and development ought to have matured since then. The obsession with ownership and control still persists; the feast or famine, boom/bust cycle continues.

We go from a construction glut, where the skylines of our cities were thick with cranes, to a massive housing shortage.

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