Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien, since his appointment has injected a new energy into this crucial Government Department. It is rare that you see the Minister without a high-vis jacket and hard hat on him at various housing projects around the country. He has also had to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and trying to protect those renting and in vulnerable housing situations.
Currently in Ireland housing is one of the most emotive and political issues. It dominates the national and local media agendas on a consistent basis.