Ireland's Lost Generation

The state’s housing tsar is warning of hollowed-out communities; the largest growth category in homelessness is children under four

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
13th August, 2017

The government is drafting radical new plans for affordable housing as a growing chorus of influential voices warn this weekend that Ireland’s housing crisis will lead to a ‘lost generation’ of young people, hollowed-out communities and children who have never known anything but homelessness.

Despite the overall drop in unemployment, rising house prices have meant that young workers face the prospect of being permanently locked out of the housing market. There...

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