Ireland at a crossroads:
Michelle Norris, Professor of Social Policy, University College Dublin. She is also Chair of the Housing Finance Agency and a board member of the Land Development Agency
The difference between Ireland’s post-war provision of social housing and today is stark. Especially when compared to that of other EU countries. Equally stark is the need for a rethink in housing policy. Investment in Irish social housing needs to be kept within the system and not allowed to drain away into the private sector. Or future generations will once again have to replace it. The hole in Ireland’s social housing bucket needs fixing, argues Professor Michelle Norris.