10 things that could help boost supply and provide more affordable homes in IrelandApr 8, 2017 2:30
Address building costs: In Dublin, it costs just over €330,000 to build a three-bedroom semi-detached home. Just 45pc of this is bricks and mortar. The remainder is made up of levies, builders' profit, professional fees and VAT. Cutting the VAT rate would knock around €40,000 off the cost of a house, and the measure could be applied to homes priced at affordable rates.