Dublin is now in the grip of a housing crisis. A rental crisis. A homelessness crisis. A price increase crisis.
The government is again (still) saying that they’re taking steps to alleviate the problem. But they’re not really.
High house prices suit the banks. High house prices suit existing house owners. High house prices get people from the last bubble out of negative equity. High house prices and rents suit landlords (of which there are many in the Dail). High house prices enrich land owners. etc., etc., etc., etc.
Again, Ireland is a barely built up country. Dublin is a small city with lots of empty land, lots of empty housing, lots of low density housing, and surrounded by fields. There’s no excuse for expensive housing and homelessness. None.
So listen for the lies, because everything presented as an excuse is a lie.