Timidity of the State is to blame for paralysis in the housing market

The State has not been good at supplying houses. Photo: Getty

Eoin O'Malley

The Government comfortably survived Sinn Féin’s motion on the eviction ban, and is likely to survive Labour’s no-confidence motion. While it is right to end the eviction ban — to extend it would be worse — it should take only cold comfort from its win.