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Gene Kerrigan: 'Housing is too vital to leave to 'the market'

A surprising number of TDs are landlords - but that's not the main reason for the housing crisis, writes Gene Kerrigan


Early in 2016, a reporter from the Irish Examiner took on the tedious but necessary job of combing through the politicians' Register of Members' Interests. In May of that year, the paper published the fact that 30 of the 158 TDs in the Dail were landlords.

That's 19pc of TDs.

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