Tuesday January 21, 2020

Somewhere to call home

Average rents in the capital have hit record highs of €1,875 a month. And with the rental crisis showing no signs of abating, people are seeking alternative solutions to apartment living

2nd September, 2018
Claire Beck on her barge in Celbridge, Co Kildare Pic: Barry Cronin

Freelance film worker Denis Fitzpatrick moved out of Stoneybatter in Dublin 7 last April with his fiancée Rebecca when their lease was up. Faced with what they felt were untenable rental rates, they decided to move into a mobile home in an area of land behind his fiancée’s parents’ house.

“Rent really was the biggest factor,” he says. “House prices in Dublin have always been astronomical and frankly unaffordable...

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