The first generation of post-independence Irish citizens who will face major difficulty in becoming property owners

A growing realisation they will be worse off is potentially the raw material for transformative change in political and economic attitudes

18th June, 2017

One of the striking features of the Marriage Equality Referendum in Ireland and the recent British general election was the mobilisation of the “young vote”, where a collective sense of purpose seized the imagination of younger voters traditionally less engaged in politics and inclined to abstain from the electoral process.

A question that looms in Ireland’s political consciousness is whether the younger generation in Irish society still clings to the optimistic belief that...

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