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The country needs to lose its 'fixation' with large homes, says the incoming chair of the Housing Commission

The country needs to lose its 'fixation' with large homes, says the incoming chair of the Housing Commission

Chair designate of the Housing Commission John O'Connor. Picture by Mark Condren

Chair designate of the Housing Commission John O'Connor. Picture by Mark Condren

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The country needs to lose its 'fixation' with large homes, says the incoming chair of the Housing Commission

The outgoing CEO of the Irish Housing Agency, John O’Connor, has warned that the country needs to lose its “fixation” with large homes.

Mr O’Connor was speaking ahead of his retirement this weekend, after overseeing the agency for a decade. He will take over as chair of the Housing Commission, which will focus on the building of sustainable and affordable homes, and the communities that will support them.

In his office on Dublin’s Lower Mount Street last week, he said “as a society we have failed to adjust our mindset” when it comes to expectations over living space. 


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