On Aug. 1, only 716 homes were available for rent in the whole of Ireland, a country of five million people.
The result? In one instance, hundreds of hopeful renters were photographed—by podcaster Conor Finn—waiting outside a property in Dublin.
“Been here almost 30 mins, barely any movement, and 50+ more have joined the queue,” he writes on Twitter. “An hour later, and I’ve left the queue after no real movement or chance of viewing the house tonight.”
Housing experts say years of pressure on so-called “greedy landlords” has finally broken the camel’s back—a situation that should serve as a warning to other developed countries confronting their own rental crises….
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