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Ireland’s rent crisis and its toll on society

Ireland is in the midst of a rent crisis. Prices are increasing nationally at a rate of around 8%, housing stock is low and the cost of buying a home is beyond many people who would like to get a foot on the property ladder. In this episode we hear from two people with first-hand experience of the rental market. Conor Pope talks to Irish Times feature writer Jennifer O’Connell about the reality of the rent crisis, including the rise in a new phenomenon of family homelessness. And Irish Times reporter Jack Power explores what’s out there for would-be renters.

Produced by Suzanne Brennan, Jennifer Ryan and Declan Conlon.