The Government has recently seen fit to admit AirBnb is a massive problem with regards to the housing crisis. However, Eoghan Murphy has already claimed that any regulations will probably only apply to Dublin – this is even more shortsighted than you’d think. Patrick McCusker got looking at the facts to explore just how bad an influence AirBnb really is having outside Dublin.
Much of the talk surrounding the housing crisis has been focused on problems facing tenants in the private sector. Dramatic rent increases and spikes in homelessness in recent years have been especially severe in Dublin making this inevitable. However, long-term policy failures within the provision of a functional social housing sector are being ignored. Patrick McCusker takes a look at how repercussions of this are being felt across the city. … Read More
The reality music of Jinx Lennon shows us that we can engage with everyday life and not go under. Influenced as much by post punk and hip hop the Dundalk man is a different breed of singer songwriter altogether. He released two albums in 2016 after a six year break. We packed Martin Leen off up to Dundalk for a chat with the lad. So there has been a long … Read More
A rather inspired social media and pop up shop campaign from the Vinny De Paul here. You might have come across a few of their fake Daft ads. The acerbic ad copy sails way too close to the actual estate agent gibberish that dresses up squalor as opportunity. Bravo.
Above: Photos and video taken from the Irish Housing Network Facebook page. Fifty beds were closed last night at the Bru Hostel, and with nowhere left to go, residents took direct action to keep them open. The hostel is managed by Crosscare and the closure comes despite the council passing two motions for the hostel to stay open beyond May. The Digital Hub is run by the city council, under … Read More
Activists from the Irish Housing Network have barricaded themselves in with four families facing eviction from numbers 54 and 55 Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7. The group is calling for support as they expect a second attempted eviction at 5pm. “There was an attempted forced eviction at 10 with unidentified heads breaking open a door and removing property including kids passports. The property was taken back by activists. People here are expecting … Read More