Just listened to the Niall Boylan show on Classix hits Wednesday 23 August 23. The topic being discussed was young people living with their parents unable to afford rent or mortgages. ( Average salary in Ireland is €45,000. Average price of a 3 bedroomed house is €305,000, in Dublin average house price is €430,000. Borrowing limits are 4 times salary and a little more.)
What can people do ?
For starters they can pressurize the Government to provide more social and affordable housing, the government is dragging its feet on the issue by building nowhere near enough houses.( Most of the government Td’s are landlords and have a invested interest in the status quo).
A tax on vacant homes / land with planning permission (stop hoarding )/ derelict houses and properties.
Encourage old people to rent out their houses when they are living in nursing homes.
More balanced regional development, much of rural Ireland is in the doldrums, encourage more people/ business’s to set up in rural towns and villages.
Better Roads and railways, better public transport.
Young people to get organized. Young people get the “shiity ” end of the stick precisely because they are not organized, they don’t vote or vote for parties like fine gael or fianna fail. Young people get shafted on everything like car insurance, student fees, accommodation, wage rates, healthcare and jobs. Old people who vote get free medical cards, free phone, electric discounts, bus passes, tv licence and so on.
vote out the present government, they are a government of the rich and will not alleviate the problems of ordinary people.