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Floating Voter: 'Central Bank wants us all renting' - FF leader Martin

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Banking on change: Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin joins Irish Independent Group Head of News Kevin Doyle and Deputy Political Editor Philip Ryan for the ‘Floating Voter’ podcast.
Photo: Owen Breslin

Banking on change: Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin joins Irish Independent Group Head of News Kevin Doyle and Deputy Political Editor Philip Ryan for the ‘Floating Voter’ podcast. Photo: Owen Breslin

Banking on change: Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin joins Irish Independent Group Head of News Kevin Doyle and Deputy Political Editor Philip Ryan for the ‘Floating Voter’ podcast. Photo: Owen Breslin

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused the Central Bank of forcing people into rental accommodation rather than home ownership.

Mr Martin launched the astonishing attack on the financial regulator and also targeted the Department of Housing with just days to go before the country goes to the polls.

Speaking to Independent.ie's 'Floating Voter' podcast, he said: "The Central Bank and other elites in society believe that everybody should have been renting."

Within days of potentially becoming Taoiseach, Mr Martin said this view has had a direct influence on Fine Gael's housing policy.

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