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Minister for housing Darragh O’Brien on the slowdown of new builds

30 November 2022 - 23 mins
Podcast Series The Pat Kenny Show Highlights

The slowdown in new builds, Raise the Roof campaign, landlords leaving rental sector, defective homes, and student accommodation all to discuss with Darragh O’Brien, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

23 mins

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