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  • 14-04-2022 2:55pm
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    Our housing situation is a national disgrace and is the main reason SF are polling so strongly. In the midst of this, ABP have been capably supporting institutional grade money (REITs) with build-to-rent, co-living schemes,.. Indeed they've publicly flexed their muscles overruling decisions even by their own experts. Less obvious is the steps they're taking to support affordable housing.

    Now we have these reports of ABP deputy chairman, Paul Hyde, performing advanced gymnastics relating to his own personal property portfolio that intersect with his professional ABP responsibilities. He saw no need to declare these interests and it's indicative of our political culture that he's assessed this to be an acceptable risk. ABP are keeping schtum on this for over a week now and so he may be right! It must be demoralising for the rest of the ABP team to work in this type of environment

    Is it too much to hope that IT/Indo/RTE admit this is a story of national interest? Dare we dream that any investigation might identify consequences other than "lessons have to be learned"?