Rory Hearne's article in the Irish Examiner today analysing the housing vacancy rates across Ireland

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 00:00

A sustainable and fair housing policy is needed to address society’s needs, writes Dr Rory Hearne

The residential vacancy rates from the 2011 census highlight the necessity of a radical change in housing and regional economic development policy.

They make it clear our housing system is fundamentally dysfunctional. We now have the scandalous and untenable situation whereby 90,000 households are defined as ‘in housing need’, and up to 5,000 homeless, and yet over twice that amount (230,056) of housing and apartments units lie vacant.

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