In the past week, homeless figures in Ireland have broken the politically toxic 10,000 mark. In reality, the number of homeless people has been far in excess of 10,000 for quite an extended period, but has been kept depressed through the government redefining homelessness. The number of people deprived of housing goes into the hundreds … Continue reading The Housing Crisis and models of Public Housing
As Ireland faces years of consecutive economic growth, is the so-called recovery being felt and is it sustainable? A recent report by the European Commission predicts growth in Ireland for 2018 to be 5.6%, with ongoing but reduced growth of 4.0% in 2019. Roughly a decade on from the Great Recession, years of successive growth … Continue reading The economy is growing, but who’s reaping the rewards?