Cabinet to discuss new Housing bill with affordability at core, says Minister –

The Cabinet members will discuss the new Affordable Housing Bill put forward by Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien today.

The Minister has said that the new bill will allow building on State owned land to “be more flexible” resulting in more homes being built quicker.

The bill addresses four major issues with housing in Ireland: the scheme to direct State-built affordable homes, the cost-rental scheme, the shared equity scheme for first-time buyers and extending requirements for all new developments to include 10% social and 10% affordable housing.

Speaking on Morning Ireland this morning, Minister O’Brien said: “We need to see supply increase across the board, and how we do that is we cannot do that by just sitting back and doing nothing, or indeed doing the same that has been done over the last few years.”

“We do need radical measures, we do need interventions to help those who

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