Grappling with the housing crisis: Fresh approaches needed


In the 70’s the council built the house, and gave you the mortgage to buy it.
The houses were also much smaller.


That’s taking the piss, surely? :wink:



I was told once by an architectural technician over a pint that council houses up north were bigger than normally expected, or at least some in Catholic areas were bigger and all down to intervention by John Hume.

I also happened to be in one once. A big family got a decent sized corner unit.

I know of no comparable council units of previous era and stock in the south.

Even a good deal of privately owned 4 bed houses would seem poky in comparison to these nordy council gaffs.


so as predicted, NAMA is seeking to continue on for a few more years