Dublin’s 4.5 million empty bedroom nights are the biggest scandal you’ve never heard of

4th November, 2018

Cracking down on under-occupancy of council-owned property could solve the homelessness crisis.

This issue is bigger than Airbnb, yet you probably haven’t heard of it. Let me tell you about the 4.5 million empty bedroom nights that exist in our nation’s capital city with the explicit blessing of our government.

The largest housing scandal in my opinion, the one nobody seems willing to discuss, is that while we have whole families crammed...

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