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We know how to tackle the housing crisis – what we need now is the political will

Ciaran Cuffe


From building new homes to improving the private rental sector and tackling the issue of vacant land, the path forward is clear

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We can build quality well-designed homes in the right locations at the right price

We can build quality well-designed homes in the right locations at the right price

We can build quality well-designed homes in the right locations at the right price

Build homes. Build quality well-designed homes in the right locations at the right price. Sure, a ban on co-housing from Minister Darragh O’Brien would be a good start in tackling our housing crisis, but the lesson from other European countries is that the State needs to construct significant numbers of homes to reduce the numbers in need of housing.

As an MEP, I’ve seen how other countries tackle their housing challenges. In Denmark, the State plans ahead and gives certainty about future housing numbers. This allows the building industry to tool up and deliver. I’ve visited Ørestad in Copenhagen with Irish architects and builders to see what the Danes do best.


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