Thursday September 24, 2020

All alone in bedsit land

The chronic housing shortage in Dublin has led to calls for the government to roll back its blanket ban on bedsits, which are typically located in ‘pre-1963’ buildings. Tina-Marie O’Neill reports

22nd March, 2015
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North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1: part of Dublin's Georgian core, which has a mix of multiple and single-occupancy homes

Dublin is suffering one of its worst housing crises in history, with rents rising by more than 22 per cent in three years, house prices soaring to near-peak levels, construction of new homes slow to take off, and young buyers squeezed out of the market by new minimum deposit rules.

Given the critical state of this housing shortage, it’s no surprise that there has been a call to the government to roll back on its blanket...

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