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The shortage of social and affordable housing in Ireland is an ongoing issue, how does the platform for delivery of housing by housing association Tuath & Cluid compare with the Local Authorities in meeting demands?
THE HOUSING FIX” IS AN IRISH TIMES SERIES EXPLORING SOLUTIONS TO IRELAND’S HOUSING CRISIS – ARGUABLY THE BIGGEST SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUE FACING THE COUNTRY AND ITS NEXT GOVERNMENT – IN THE RUN-UP TO THE GENERAL ELECTION. YOU CAN ALSO READ DAVID MCWILLIAMS’S ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND OUR VOTER’S GUIDE TO THE PARTIES’ HOUSING MANIFESTOS.
How to make sense of Ireland’s housing crisis: the defining social, political and economic issue of our times? Although many quick fixes are being promised in the run-up to the election, it is a complex problem that defies easy solutions. Afterwards, whoever is in power will face the real and long-term challenge of getting things done.
Articles in this series look at key areas – house provision, rental, the industry’s proposals, the promises of the political parties and what Ireland can learn internationally. Having read them all, and consulted with experts at home and abroad, here is my summary of 12 key actions for the next government.