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Slow Housing Crisis Solution Is Better Option - Taoiseach

The Taoiseach says it's better to solve the housing crisis slowly than with a quick fix. Leo Varadka...
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Slow Housing Crisis Solution Is Better Option - Taoiseach

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8:36 AM - 28 Jul 2019



The Taoiseach says it's better to solve the housing crisis slowly than with a quick fix.

Leo Varadkar claims a return to building 80,000 homes a year would only fuel the boom-bust cycle we've seen in the past.

He's accepted the government's housing programme hasn't worked yet - but denies it's a failure.

Leo Varadkar has also stressed that patience is needed when dealing with the housing market.

He says some people think it would be great build a huge amount of houses each year but that's where you get back to a what we had before - 'a credit fueled crisis and shoddy construction'.

Earlier this month the Minister for Housing rowed back on his claim that co-living spaces are like 'trendy boutique hotels'

In a radio interview, Minister Eoghan Murphy accused critics of the Government's co-living proposals of misrepresenting the concept.

One development planned in Dún Laoghaire proposed charging €1,300 a month for a private room, sharing a kitchen with dozens of others.

It was ultimately refused planning permission by local authorities. Other developments are being planned for the capital.

Critics here have warned co-living offers a low standard of living, and also warned that it is often not a cheaper alternative to traditional rental properties

 



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