A perfect storm: the housing fiasco

Landlords have had enough, tenants are fed up, and would-be buyers are frustrated. How is Ireland’s dysfunctional housing market going to be fixed?

22nd August, 2015

Another academic year has brought another housing crisis.

Rental costs have surged, particularly in the capital. Supply is exceptionally tight, with the latest Daft report showing just 4,600 properties listed to rent nationwide last week, compared with 23,000 in 2009.

Students have taken to the airwaves to talk of the stress and worry they are feeling as they face into a new college year without a roof over their heads.

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