I was reading today an online article about an available €250 shared bed in Dublin 1. Yes, a shared bed!! in a two rooms house, that’s means two different strangers in each bed (couples were not accepted). I know it’s not easy to find a decent place in town but you must be really desperate to accept a half bed.
I know, a low budget or be a part time employee make the difference and push you to take the risk accepting inhuman conditions. But, why nobody from the government sees this a problem that is getting worse every time? Rental ads like this is not an isolated case. It’s time for new rules in Dublin’s rental proprieties market.
On October, the Irish Independent published that “a building located in the heart of Dublin's Temple Bar is being rented to up to 45 people”, each one paying €200 per month, all using just three bathrooms and sleeping 10 or 12 persons in a same room. Reading every time more news about this scenario in media just shows one of the unpleasant faces of Dublin. Want to know the other one related with this rental crisis: homelessness and homeless rough sleepers.
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