The Mick Clifford Podcast: 'Stormy sea' ahead with housing back on top of the agenda

Irish Examiner Political Editor Daniel McConnell joins Mick on this week's episode
The Mick Clifford Podcast: 'Stormy sea' ahead with housing back on top of the agenda

Housing is likely to be the main political issue all the way up until the next election.

Normal fare in politics has resumed with a bang as we appear to be finally heading out of the pandemic. 

Housing is the issue that is dominating and according to this week’s guest, Irish Examiner political editor Daniel McConnell, it is also likely to be the front and centre all the way to the next election. 

Mr McConnell talks about how this government and its predecessor appears to have missed a trick in really tackling the housing issue before it got to where it is now at. 

He told the podcast that since it was reported that a global property investment firm pushed out first-time buyers by purchasing most of a 170-home estate in Maynooth, housing has been brought right back to the top of the agenda. 

“Dealing with the housing issue, it’s been described as a housing emergency since 2014. And not only has the situation kind of stayed the same, it’s in fact gotten worse,” Mr McConnell said.

He added that when international travel returns, pressure on hotels and temporary accommodation could lead to a "difficult winter" for the Government.

“I think there is going to be a stormy sea.”

He also runs the rule over the forthcoming Dublin Bay South by-election

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