A total of 50,000 affordable homes should be built over the term of a government, Fianna Fáil has said. Eoghan Murphy, the housing minister, has announced a series of affordable housing schemes but admitted it was unlikely any would be completed this year. Under the scheme affordable homes will be built on state land, with the sites sold to housebuilders for a discounted fee. About €25 million has been set aside over the next two years and the government expects 3,000 new homes to be built. In the Dáil yesterday Darragh O’Brien, the Fianna Fáil housing spokesman, criticised the government’s targets and the scheme itself.
Source: The Times May 16, 2018 23:00 UTC