Cabinet to discuss Affordable Housing Bill aimed to 'boost supply' –

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MEMBERS OF THE Cabinet will today discuss the Affordable Housing Bill being brought forward by minister Darragh O’Brien. 

Aspects of the bill, including its shared equity scheme for first time buyers, have been criticised. The Housing Minister said the bill has “affordability measures at its absolute core”. 

O’Brien said the bill has four major aspects: 

Scheme of direct State-built affordable homes National cost-rental scheme Shared equity scheme for first-time buyers Extension to setting requirement for all new developments to have 10% social and 10% affordable housing

Speaking on RTÉ radio’s Morning Ireland, O’Brien said that these are “fundamentally” supply measures. 

“We need to see supply increase across the board, and how we do that is we cannot do that by just

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