State needs to build ‘tens of thousands’ of apartments, Minister says

Building up rather than out crucial to resolving housing crisis, Eoghan Murphy says

Minister for Housing Eoghan  Murphy told the National Construction Summit the chronic shortage in supply at the root of the current housing problem was being addressed. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy told the National Construction Summit the chronic shortage in supply at the root of the current housing problem was being addressed. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The State needs to build “tens of thousands” of apartments to resolve the current housing crisis, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said.

He said the key to unlocking infrastructural bottlenecks in transport and housing was “compact growth”.

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