Friday 18 August 2017

Banking inquiry is a smokescreen

John Stafford asks: "How on earth did we come to have 300,000 houses lying empty around the country? Could there be any more startling proof of the extraordinary incompetence of our government and administration?" (Letters, Friday, January 23).

I completely agree.

The number of empty houses around the country clearly shows that the problems are more manifest and endemic to Ireland than simply being the result of reckless lending.

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