Ya here we are again at the same talking point.
From the foundation of the state say up until the early or mid 90’s at the latest you could argue and probably be mostly correct, that Housing in Ireland was naturally dominated by the following 3 forces.
- Family Homes.
- Council Family Homes.
In short, a couple looking to start a family or house an existing/growing family.
(Paddy Tinker & Paddy Renter have been left out for this period.)
No great revelation here really, and affluence has nothing to do with it.
If you could not house yourself via point 1 or 2 you had option 3
However, point 3 was and is not a net positive, what it did was allow festering government policies and overall crap governance to grow to obscene levels of inability and incompetence, waste and destruction during the last asset/house-price bubble the most - where we are now very firmly on the far side of the collapse, you can clearly see it has allowed policy be co-opted into a anti-irish globalist end of nations model to housing that has grown to monstrous proportions few imagined and many still do not comprehend is the game on the ground right now.
Cutting to the chase, the simple solution to the problem is to put the throttle of the Ship fo State into reverse and let people who want to just house themselves house themselves and those who want to make a lot of money make it in the most net-positive way, i.e. we get what we need, SUPPLY nor does it have to be at all costs.
- Roll back planning as we know it
- Zone to shoot up toward the sky including profits
- Supply is a social bounty.
Basically re-introduce the concept of FREEDOM and the idea people might know better how to house themselves than the output of process from an overpaid, bloated and totally failed system which demands it must exist at all costs.
Watch as your economy roars and stabilises. Birth rates begin to fix themselves and all kinds of other net positive things happen as a result of people living their lives freely aka economic activity explodes into action and you will never look back.
I know it’s a totally MAD concept.
To take stock of where we are now. I challenge anyone to write a contemporary 1-3 list as above and see how long it takes you to stop adding points to the list.
In simple terms.
When your Da was out looking for a gaff, he was probably only up against two things, the money in his pocket and other Da’s looking for a gaff and neither of those two things seemed insurmountable irregardless of your status or affluence.
You had a gaff, big or small. Fancy or plain.