Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Committee on Budgetary Oversight

Budget Priorities Exiting Covid-19 Pandemic: Discussion

Dr. Seán Healy:

Could we make a short comment on two of the aspects that Deputy Durkan raised, because they are very important?

One is about the targets being too low. The second is about the anger and the groups that are in anger. When the poorest and most vulnerable in society are being treated in a particular way, they may get angry and that has consequences.

We will deal with the housing issue first where our targets are too low. Perhaps Ms Bennett may wish to deal with that.