Tag: Housing Crisis

Flat Earth Thatcherism: Has Economic Liberalism Sunk the Irish State

When the late Margaret Thatcher told Woman's Own magazine that there is no such thing as society, she could just as well have been referring to present-day Ireland, where Thatcher would be considered quite progressive by her acolytes in Sinn...

/ 19/02/2022

How Much of the Dublin Housing List is Foreign Born?

In the months before lockdown there was a small flurry of protests in West Dublin motivated by what was perceived to be the privileging of non-nationals on the public housing list. In the working class community of Mulhuddart, residents put...

/ 29/04/2021

Dept. of Housing Warns Open Border Proposals Will Severely Impact Housing Supply

Amid the targeted mania at abolishing the Republic’s already lenient Direct Provision system, the media-NGO narrative has been temporarily punctured by rather stern comments by the Department of Housing. In response to last month’s Day Report commissioned by the Department...

/ 26/11/2020

The Policy of Mass Immigration is Incompatible with Sustainable Housing

The most well-known political issue in Ireland today is the housing crisis. A crisis of an overcrowded rental and property market, with record breaking rip-off prices. A crisis exacerbated by the continued expansion of luxury tourist accommodation as opposed to...

/ 05/12/2019

Student Charges and USI’s Student Levy

With September looming, the annual news cycle has invariably turned to the perennial problem of student accommodation, or, more correctly, the lack of it.  What is increasingly clear is that, with their eye-watering rents, the newly built purpose built student...

/ 24/08/2019