Cork developer says the pandemic alone is not responsible for the increase in the price of Irish homes

The comments come after a new survey showed the prices rose by €20,000 over the past 12 months.

Here in Cork house prices in the city are now over €300,000 having risen by 11% this year. 

A report shows there were 40% fewer homes available to buy at the start of March compared to the same time a year ago.

Developer Michael O’Flynn says a number of issues need to be addressed to improve the situation: "How can we make houses more affordable, and on the other side how can people borrow a little bit more - without in any way breaching the affordability level, which people should not pay more for a mortgage - we are talking about land the cost the land is too high, why? there isn't enough land zoned in the right places, with the infrastructure that's necessary. "


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