Seanad debates

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

3:30 pm

Photo of Gerard CraughwellGerard Craughwell (Independent) | Oireachtas source

I am talking about the upper end of the help to buy scheme. As far as I know there has been no change to that limit and we are still working up to €500,000. I spoke to a couple recently who have spent €97,000 in rent over the past seven years, and because of that they cannot possibly save a deposit. We are going to have to do something about this. I promised to give my time to Senator McDowell but I will have more to say on housing as time goes on. I thank the Minister of State for being here and apologise for asking him questions he cannot answer.


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