Ireland Housing and planning

Legislating for housing affordability

Summary

The recent controversy about bulk purchasing by investment funds has put housing back at the forefront of public discourse and intensified pressure to achieve significant expansion of affordable housing supply, which is the purpose of the recently-published Affordable Housing Bill. The main provisions of the legislation are summarised below, along with key issues raised in the initial Seanad Second Stage debate on the Bill itself and the housing supply and affordability situation generally.

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