Irish Council of Trade Unions: State must provide more affordable homes

Dan Buckley | May 10, 2018 12:00 AM

Congress was responding to new figures from the Central Statistics Office’s latest Residential Property Price Index that showed a 12.7% rise in residential property prices across the State in the year to March.

This compares to a 12.5% rise in the year to February and 11.8% in the year to January. Overall, prices have now risen by 75% since their recession low point — and by over 90% in Dublin.

Congress general secretary Patricia King said that Ireland was in the midst of a very real housing emergency...Continue reading