Way too early for housing starts to engender feelgood factor

Analysis: Strong indicators for construction tempered by affordability, supply chain and targets

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar,  Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien,   Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan  and Taoiseach Micheál Martin: The gap between announcement and actual delivery of houses can be a decade.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien, Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan and Taoiseach Micheál Martin: The gap between announcement and actual delivery of houses can be a decade.

Back in 2011, the incoming Fine Gael and Labour government promised that homelessness in Ireland would be ended by 2016.

It did not come to pass. In fact, the reverse happened. Homeless figures were worse in 2016 than five years earlier.

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