We must build upwards to fix abnormal housing marketJune 8, 2017 2:30
New policies are needed to return Ireland's housing market to a normal state. Cycles are par for the course for housing markets around the world, but Ireland's experience over the last 20 years stands out in particular. Following one of the biggest booms in international history in the 2000s, the biggest bust then ensued. Since 2013, prices have grown strongly, and having accelerated recently, talk is now widespread of a housing boom once again. Given this rollercoaster ride, one could be forgiven for believing that "normal" is an elusive state for the Irish housing market.