In a time of a severe housing crisis, Ireland is looking for any way to lift the market and help people into homes at a price they can afford.
Recently, however, there was a turn of events that no one saw coming. The government has been accused of buying private sector homes rather than building social housing.
In an attempt to relieve the country from the housing shortage, the strategy was all wrong. By building social housing, the nation would have seen an incredible increase in the supply of available housing.
Something that is desperately needed.
Darragh O’Brien, a spokesperson on housing, is responsible for the gathering of the statistics in which proved that for at least the last two consecutive governments there has been nearly 1 billion euro of taxpayers money spent on the purchasing of private sector homes.
The data gathered, dating back to 2011!
These findings provide good reasoning to accuse Fine Gael of being overall opposed to the building of social housing.
An opposition that many wouldn’t agree with due to the high numbers of people …