Rebuilding Ireland – doomed to fail
In this two part housing special we take an in-depth look at some of the things that are moving Ireland in the direction of less home ownership and towards more precarious rental situations. In this first part, Margaret Burns, from the Jesuit Centre of Faith and Justice looks at how housing trends have changed dramatically since the 80’s. The 80’s in Ireland weren’t known as a time of prosperity, however home ownership was at an all time high. Now, despite increased prosperity, the rates of home ownership have dropped dramatically and it is especially pronounced amongst younger people. Margaret Burns explained more to Miriam Gormally.