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    Quote Originally Posted by barrym View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    It is only three years since the Agency was telling us there was no housing shortage.
    ???? In 2014??? Referring to what year? These people live in a different universe.
    Conor Skehan of the Housing Agency and Noonan were saying there was no crisis and plenty of zoned land.

    http://www.thejournal.ie/esri-housin...ce=businessetc

    In the same year, Morgenroth at the ESRI pointed out that there was an acute shortage of housing in Dublin.

    People were being put out onto the streets from homes they had paid rent for for decades, and there was nowhere for them to go.
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    The FT had a long chew on the Irish housing crisis a few months back.

    https://www.ft.com/content/ba41c19e-...9-3fee5ffe5b5b
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    The FT had a long chew on the Irish housing crisis a few months back.

    https://www.ft.com/content/ba41c19e-...9-3fee5ffe5b5b
    A Marxist quoting from the FT.

    Quite honestly, Colly, what in the **** is the matter with you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pluralist View Post
    A Marxist quoting from the FT.

    Quite honestly, Colly, what in the **** is the matter with you?
    It used to be Cactus. I must be going soft..

    Marx based much of Das Kapital on the work of bourgeois economists. We all after all are living in and observing the same world.
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    Another awful situation of a family, mother with cancer on chemo, living in a shared hotel room with her daughter (her carer) and grandchild.

    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-35463646.html

    Coveney must be hoping he will be Taoiseach before his bluff onbringing an end to hotel room living is called.
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    The Help to Buy scheme's benefit already more than eaten up by the currently €6,000 a month plus house price increases.

    With a massive backlog of people who have been waiting to buy, and saving, and a still totally inadequate supply, a price bubble is inevitable.

    This is exactly what happened the last time.
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    There is no some way-too-late backtracking by Government over closing down Dublin's long term bedsits (making people homeless in the process). And while the perfectly livable bedsits with a couple of people sharing a bathroom have been closed, houseshares are being let with up to 15 people in one room in bunks in a shared house sharing one bathroom between 30 people.

    There is a long legacy of substandard lets in Dublin without adequate Fire inspection. Grrr to all of this, which is all completely compatible with FG's social and economic outlook.

    One thing that houseowners can do to help as individuals is to take a lodger under the tax free lodger scheme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    It used to be Cactus. I must be going soft..

    Marx based much of Das Kapital on the work of bourgeois economists. We all after all are living in and observing the same world.
    Fair point, and apologies for that outburst.
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