29th May 2020
Housing in Ireland has been mired in controversy for decades – from tenement slums to planning irregularities, and from substandard housing to the institutionalisation of households in emergency accommodation and Direct Provision. Social Justice Ireland has previously advocated for a 5-Pillar Framework for a new Social Contract. These Pillars are a Vibrant Economy; Decent Services and Infrastructure; Just Taxation; Good Governance; and Sustainability. In this article, we explore what those five Pillars might contain in the context of housing, as an example.