A Generation in Ireland is being forced to emigrate because of Govt failure on housing.
"I have a degree, I have a master's, I'm living at home, my boyfriend has emigrated... And I just don't see a future in this country. And these are professionals. I was just looking in the headlines, that schools in Dublin, primary schools, 62 percent of posts are vacant; outside of Dublin, 9 percent. It is because they can't afford to live here. Teachers can't get jobs, guards can't, nurses... Like you talk about hidden homelessness... the Simon Community did a survey which said 250,000 people in a poll they did were potentially in situations like this. Like this is just..."
"Is it just Ireland? Like, is it happening in all other countries? Because there are other countries..."
"Of course there is, but I just showed you the rent costs in Dublin versus... It is nothing like Ireland. Ireland has the worst housing crisis in the EU, and there are other countries that are similar, because they followed similar policies. But there are other countries that don't have this crisis, like Finland, because they do it completely differently."
Ireland AM, episode 322
As some of you may be aware, the country of Ireland took in a lot of immigration during their tech boom, from the mid 1990s to 2007, which was kind of an economic bubble. The Irish still have in their collective memory the time during the mid-1800s when the Irish people were so poor and destitute they had to immigrate en masse to London and America. So, for the most part, they were happy when their country became a destination for immigrants, during their economic boom. That tech boom is now mostly over, but many of the immigrants have remained.
This seems to have put a big strain on the country's housing supply. And with housing shortages, predictable rents and housing prices went up.
Viewed from one perspective, because Ireland took in people from other countries, now Irish people are going to have leave to other countries.
Of course most of the Irish refuse to see any link between their housing crisis and their immigration policy. This is going just going to push the Irish people further to the Left as they complain about the government not solving their housing crisis.