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Vast bulk of social housing deliberately excluded from Fire Safety Review

The fire safety review announced by Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster deliberately excludes social housing where fire risks are most serious, according to Social Democrats Cllr Cian O’Callaghan. Cllr O’Callaghan said the scope of the ongoing review is excessively narrow, focusing only on multi-storey buildings of five Read More >

Rapid Build Housing

Providing Emergency Housing for homeless families as an alternative to overcrowded hotels and B&Bs is very welcome. However whether or not rapid build housing is the most cost effective method remains to be seen. I’ve been calling for several months now for a Cost Effectiveness Analysis to compare this form of housing delivery with other Read More >

86% increase in Government spend on health spin

While the Government chose to cut and freeze spending for frontline health services, the 2015 estimates reveal an astonishing 86 per cent increase in spending on PR.  Under the heading of Dissemination of Information, Conferences and Publications, T.D.s voted to increase spending from €813,000 in 2014 to €1.513 million this year. At the same time Read More >