Analysis > February 2016

General Election: How do the parties differ on housing?

Many politicians are on the receiving end of difficult questions from potential home buyers and those paying high-standard variable mortgages. Overhauled lending rules have made it more difficult to buy a home – although that is the price of a stable banking system, according to the Central Bank. The main political parties have made promises to property owners and first-time buyers. RTÉ Business Editor David Murphy takes a look at some of them. Fianna Fáil Fianna Fáil is proposing to give potential …