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Owning ones own bit of land, ones own house - this is the aspiration that has been bestowed upon generation upon generation in Ireland. Yet despite the country's growing wealth, thousands are homeless, tens of thousands are languishing on social housing waiting lists, even more are unable to afford to rent or buy. So why then does our housing system fail so many? 

Eoin Ó Broin examines the structural causes of our housing emergency here in Ireland. In turn he presents a practical and radical alternative that would meet the housing needs of the many, not just the few. As he demonstrates, over the last three decades, housing has become a commodity, not a public service. The result is a dysfunctional housing system that is leaving more and more people unable to access appropriate, secure and affordable homes.

The answer, Eoin Ó Broin argues lies in establishing a Constitutional right to housing, large scale investment in a new model of public housing to meet social and affordable housing need, real reform of the private rental sector and regulation of private finance, development and land.

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Eoin Ó Broin

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