Andrea Cleary: We need more than a roof over our heads

Renting is not a trial run for students and young people who don’t mind stained carpets and monochrome walls, it’s how many of us will live for the rest of our lives and we need to see that reflected in legislation

30th May, 2021
Andrea Cleary: We need more than a roof over our heads
Buying a home is an unattainable dream for many millenials

We had some good news in the WhatsApp group this week: my friend and her partner have put down a deposit on their first home. With the rate that millennials are priced out of buying in Ireland, the reaction was pretty much as you’d expect: we celebrated like she’d won the lottery.

If restrictions had allowed, we would have gathered in droves, champagne flowing, smiling into the middle-distance thinking about the...

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