Housing crisis and birth rate


Sir, – The ongoing failure to adequately tackle the housing and homelessness issues may in time have further repercussions for our economy.

I imagine that individuals or couples without access to adequate sustainable housing would be reluctant to start a family, or add to an existing one. We have been repeatedly alerted to the looming pensions time-bomb. A falling national birth-rate might in time have dire implications for our overall wellbeing. – Yours, etc,


Coolballow, Co Wexford.