Doherty backs calls to scrap help-to-buy scheme

Sinn Féin is urging the government to scrap the help-to buy scheme for first time buyers.

There’s growing speculation the government’s planning to get rid of the scheme – which is being blamed for increasing the rate of inflation in the housing market.

The grant was aimed at increasing housing supply.

But Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says it has done nothing to solve the housing crisis: