Thursday October 29, 2020

Arrested development: Millennials and the Irish housing market

They are often portrayed as spoilt and over-privileged, but many people in their 20s and 30s are finding that a college education and a good job do not guarantee them an affordable home or the chance to begin a family

3rd October, 2020
Emma Banks: ‘Somebody with invisible privileges can’t see why others don’t have them.’ Picture: Bryan Meade

It’s September 2020 and an email has just arrived in my inbox. It’s from my landlord, and I feel a familiar, prickly sense of dread wash over me as I stare at the unopened message. My mind immediately turns to eviction, to an increase in rent, to some kind of flat inspection. Finally, my flatmate – working from a recently assembled desk across the living room – opens the email. “It’s just a new system...

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