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David Kitt is moving abroad, pushed out of Dublin, he says, by the high cost of housing Pic: Dorje de Burgh

Singer/songwriter David Kitt is emigrating due to the high cost of living in this country – and much of the reaction to his decision showed us why Ireland has increasingly become a cold house for artists

The boom times are back and artists are getting shat on. Pardon my language, but it’s the truth.

Art matters. Artists matter. To say otherwise is to declare a failure of the imagination that reflects more on the speaker than it does on the subject.

But art is under attack in today’s Dublin, because every single time we have a boom, the same pattern repeats: artists get squeezed out of the city, put under...

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