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Thread: Eoghan Murphy watch - track his housing policies and delivery of ACTUAL HOMES

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    Given that the housing crisis is the single biggest issue currently facing the country let's keep a detailed record and analysis of Eoghan Murphy's performance and DELIVERY OF ACTUAL HOMES.
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    Good luck with that.

    The only positive I have ever seen with Murphy is that his grandfather robbed Gay Byrne!

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    We don't need new houses. We just need to use the 180,000 empty homes-20,000 in Dublin.



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    What housing crisis? Values are going up nicely and must not be interrupted.

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    Varadkar has tasked Murphy with a review of housing policy - to be completed within 3 months.

    Which speaks volumes about Coveney's housing policies.

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    Good thread - Eoghan's pedigree screams "establishment", so not 100% sure he understands the purpose of the Ministry for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government.

    He, like Coveney before him, may well believe that his responsibility is to plan to make the community enrich his peer group by getting local government to pay for housing for everyone thru RA, HAP and giving developers free land.
    The more things change....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Phoenix View Post
    Varadkar has tasked Murphy with a review of housing policy - to be completed within 3 months.

    Which speaks volumes about Coveney's housing policies.
    Or Varadkar's real agenda...this will be very telling. Varadkar probably doesn't subscribe to the notion that "nice neighbourhoods" should house povs.
    The more things change....

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    1)We shouldn't be looking for the government to ''deliver homes''.
    We should be focused on why the cost of building is so high in the private sector.

    If we get the cost down, people can buy without having a noose around their necks for 25-30 years.

    How much do government taxes & levies increase the cost of a home ?


    2) Build high-rise i.e. Planning.
    We should be able to build up to 30 stories in the city.
    Workers want to live within walking or cycling distance of their daily job.
    You can't attract thousands of jobs into the city & then turn around and prevent workers from living there (by restricting supply).
    Not only does it make their lives unnecessarily stressful, but it increases the pressure on rush-hour traffic.


    3) No unemployed person should be given a place to live in the city centre.
    Not only is it extremely expensive, but it forces a worker to live in the suburbs & commute daily.
    Morally, it's just wrong.


    The key with all of this is supply.
    Increase supply in aggregate.
    Increase supply particularly where it's needed (city centres).
    Get rents down (by increasing supply) so tenants have enough money left to spend in the wider economy, thereby boosting more than one sector.

    As it stands, current government policy is purposely pushing prices up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_anderson View Post
    1)We shouldn't be looking for the government to ''deliver homes''.
    We should be focused on why the cost of building is so high in the private sector.

    If we get the cost down, people can buy without having a noose around their necks for 25-30 years.


    2) Build high-rise i.e. Planning.
    We should be able to build up to 30 stories in the city.
    Workers want to live within walking or cycling distance of their daily job.
    You can't attract thousands of jobs into the city & then turn around and prevent workers from living there (by restricting supply).
    Not only does it make their lives unnecessarily stressful, but it increases the pressure on rush-hour traffic.


    3) No unemployed person should be given a place to live in the city centre.
    Not only is it extremely expensive, but it forces a worker to live in the suburbs & commute daily.
    Morally, it's just wrong.


    The key with all of this is supply.
    Increase supply in aggregate.
    Increase supply particularly where it's needed (city centres).
    Get rents down (by increasing supply) so tenants have enough money left to spend in the wider economy, thereby boosting more than one sector.

    As it stands, current government policy is purposely pushing prices up.
    I'm tending to disagree now - I think the state SHOULD build 10 - 20k affordable homes across the country and start to manage homelessness at a national level, taking the local noise out of it and taking the pressure off the private market.

    No home, no job - no problem, a temporary state home in one of the centres awaits anyone who obeys a few simple rules. Can't even do that - you're on your own buddy.

    There's way too much emotion in "housing" now, too much at stake for chancers like the lady with 5 kids in the car or Erika Flemming.
    The more things change....

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    PBP Voter: We don't wan't tradesmen get big pay...
    We socialists do; you Fine Gaelers might not.

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