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The life of a renter: A competition no one ever seems to win

By August 7, 2021August 27th, 2021No Comments

Ashley Makombe talks to those in the rental market about the struggle to find a home…


Life has been tough for many over the course of the past year. However, the ongoing rental crisis, on the back of the global pandemic, has left people across the country feeling particularly vulnerable. Rent costs have more than doubled over the last ten years, with the average monthly rent now sitting at  €1,443 despite the slight price drop due to Covid. In May, the ERSI reported that the current generation of young people is the first generation in the history of the state to be financially worse off than their parents.

While these are numbers that the general public have been made well aware of, the constant flow of statistics relating to the various rent crises means that often we forget that there are real people at the ends of those numbers.

Ashley Makombe talks to those in the rental market about the struggle to find a home...

Life has been tough for many over the course of the past year. However, the ongoing rental crisis, on the back of the global pandemic, has left people across the country feeling particularly vulnerable. Rent costs have more than doubled over the last ten years, with the

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