Newstalk ‘Talking point’ on housing with Sarah Carey

We rarely get to take part in a show that covers so many diverse and interesting points, but last Saturday was an exception.

‘Talking Point’ was about housing and Sarah Carey chaired the conversation excellently with a panel consisting of Ronan Lyons (, Trinity and Sunday Independent), Lorcan Sirr (DIT and Sunday Times), and Karl Deeter (Irish Mortgage Brokers, The Sun and The Sunday Business Post).

Topics ranged from false statistics to future crashes and current dilemmas, if you are into housing even in a tangential way this is a podcast well worth listening back to.

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Newstalk: Talking Point on housing, Saturday 9th April 2016

This week on Talking Point the host Sarah Carey did a great job of examining housing issues with the panel of guests which in studio included Lorcan Sirr of DIT, Dermot Lacey a Labour Party Councillor and Karl Deeter of Irish Mortgage Brokers.

Many relevant points were made about tenure, about supply constraints and solutions as well as discussions about things that don’t often make the press – such as permanent tenures and the like. It is well worth listening back on given the breadth and expert insight of the show.


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DECLG has ‘No Clue’ on housing alludes DIT Housing Lecturer

Lorcan Sirr, a housing lecturer at Dublin Institute of Technology in Bolton Street has been very critical of the Department of Environment on their approach to housing and recently wrote a piece about it on the Building Regs blog.

This considers things like the Building Control Regulations, planning regulations and Part V contributions. His closing line says it all “It’s quite difficult to engineer a situation in housing where everybody loses, but in the last 24 months the Department has managed to do that, repeatedly“.

To us this really says it all, everybody is losing in housing other than the people who already own houses and that was never meant to be how the housing market worked.

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