LESSONS IN IRISH HOUSING seeks to merge the market knowledge of a long career with input from housing policy theory and lessons from our historical housing experience.
The objective is to offer the reader a pragmatic understanding of the complexity of Irish housing and housing policy, briefing him / her on the importance of a long-term balanced housing objective, part of a complex system, that should be managed based on rational long-term needs, rather than responding to emotive, short-term pressures.
Frank Ryan proves we have an under-performing housing system that lacks balance. More importantly, our housing system lacks knowledge, innovation and effective leadership. Using a flawed or out-of-date housing system is a very inefficient manner to address a modern housing crisis!
This updated 2020 edition of LESSONS IN IRISH HOUSING seeks to understand the dynamics of the Irish housing system at the start of 2020 – and the CoVID-19 impacts from March 2020 – on our future housing. It forecasts that CoVID-19 will be a catalyst for major long-term change, particularly to our city centres and to our political direction and taxation.