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(L to R) Heather Humphreys, Leo Varadkar and Eoghan Murphy TD during the a launch of the establishment of the Land Development Agency. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

(L to R) Heather Humphreys, Leo Varadkar and Eoghan Murphy TD during the a launch of the establishment of the Land Development Agency. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

(L to R) Heather Humphreys, Leo Varadkar and Eoghan Murphy TD during the a launch of the establishment of the Land Development Agency. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

THE latest effort of the Government to establish a housing initiative must not be dominated by individuals who have never worked in the real world of construction and planning. Ticking boxes, benefiting from public service contracts, as the Housing Agency has done for eight years, will not provide a single home. As the former chair of the agency has consistently declared, "Our housing crisis is normal".

The new Land Development Agency (LDA) was launched by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy. It was supported by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe, and Employment Minister Heather Humphries, who seeks to create 660,000 new jobs between now and 2040, saying that this smart spatial planning and land management is central to our success in this area.


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