Last week, the European Commission released several country-specific reports detailing the challenges facing EU member states. Considering how badly the Irish homelessness crisis has become in recent years, its country-report
contained some grim data about residential investment. While countless families are struggling amid a lack of social housing, Irish residential investment
as a share of GDP was 12.3 percent in the period from 2004 to 2007 and that fell to just 2.0 percent by 2017.