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Ghost of Bertie economics haunts shared equity scheme

Cian O'Callaghan


Darragh O'Brien must not repeat Fianna Fáil's reckless housing policies of the past

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FF policies put affordable housing out of reach

FF policies put affordable housing out of reach

FF policies put affordable housing out of reach

There was a sense of deja vu reading Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien's article in last week's Sunday Independent, with the ghost of Bertie economics looming large in the background.

This time, of course, some things are different to the Celtic Tiger era that preceded the property crash: there are tighter controls on lending; more oversight of building regulations; and the country is in the grip of a global pandemic that has largely brought construction to a shuddering halt.


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