The Minister for Housing has been accused of trying to “flog a Fine Gael car with a lick of paint but the same dodgy engine” with his Land Development Agency Bill.
Darragh O’Brien, however, called the bill “a State stepping up to the mark”.
The bill, which is an updated version of a similar Fine Gael bill from 2019, was debated in the Dáil on Wednesday, with Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin saying that the bill was not sufficiently different to the version which Mr O’Brien called a “Del Boy van” while in opposition. Mr O’Broin said that the minister was acting like the lead character in the 1970s TV show Minder.
The minister is increasingly looking like Arthur Daley, trying to sell a clapped-out, second-hand Fine Gael car with a lick of paint but with the same dodgy engine.
“We have mechanisms to deliver public housing
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