Ireland Democracy, devolution and governance , Housing and planning

Housing in Ireland and the balance of central and local government powers

Summary

The government’s efforts to address problems in the housing system in Ireland present a confusing picture: extended regulatory controls over the housing market and a movement of decision making towards the centre. At the same time, the state relies on the private sector and housing associations to deliver social and affordable housing solutions. Within this confusing mix, the relationship between central and local government deserves greater attention.

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