Thursday 19 April 2018

Political Diary: Housing crisis is now 'fragmenting' middle class

 

Fianna Fail Leader Micheál Martin.
Fianna Fail Leader Micheál Martin.
Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

Housing expert Lorcan Sirr, currently a visiting professor in Spain - where there is also a "housing crisis" - made an interesting presentation to the Fianna Fail 'think-in' last week.

His analysis was enough to give food for thought to several TDs in that party, and in Fine Gael too I would imagine, but particularly in Fianna Fail which remains rural-centred.

The presentation, titled Housing and Politics, noted that the ability to access home ownership "unites" voters across the social class divide.

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