JOYCE FEGAN: Ideology won’t supply housing — only actions will

A practical solution is desperately needed, one based in evidence and not in any particular ideology. writes Joyce Fegan.

WHEN it comes to housing, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Government is taking a “rational rather than ideological view”. He says we “must” take a “practical, non-ideological” approach.

View or approach, approach or view, though approach sounds a bit more proactive, it’s unlikely the electorate will pay much attention to ideology when it comes to housing.

Whether you consider yourself a neoliberal capitalist or a socialist, you still need a roof over your head at night. Whether you’re a Catholic, a Muslim, or have no faith, a supporter of People Before Profit or a member of Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil, the same ideology applies — that of basic human need, a roof over your head at night.

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