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Home Truths: Ireland's housing crisis is raging

The numbers simply don’t add up. What can be done, and when can it happen?

22nd May, 2016
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Conor Skehan, chairman of the Housing Agency

When the unidentified woman at the back of the Baptist hall spoke up, she was greeted with an uncomfortable silence – within which echoed all the complications of Ireland’s messy housing crisis.

TV crews, journalists, politicians and distressed residents had all crammed into the small room in Tyrrelstown,Co Dublin to discuss fears of imminent evictions and the prospect of forced homelessness. But when the woman at the back spoke, she had very different...

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