Wednesday 17 January 2018

2016 is the perfect year to create a national vision on housing

Ireland moves from a glut of construction to a massive housing shortage. Reuters
Ireland moves from a glut of construction to a massive housing shortage. Reuters
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Is there something in our DNA that fuels our property fixation? Obviously, one can go back to the penal times, when we were deprived of ownership.

But surely our relationship with land and development ought to have matured since then. The obsession with ownership and control still persists; the feast or famine, boom/bust cycle continues.

We go from a construction glut, where the skylines of our cities were thick with cranes, to a massive housing shortage.

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