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This ivy-adorned red brick on Ailesbury Road is on the market for €12 million
This ivy-adorned red brick on Ailesbury Road is on the market for €12 million

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No country for young people? ‘I don’t want to leave. But I have to’


by Amanda Cassidy
14th Jan 2023

In the midst of the Irish housing crisis, why are we not embracing new solutions to break out from the practices that have contributed to it? Amanda Cassidy speaks to those who say they are being forced to emigrate.

“We need to stop lying to ourselves that people are leaving Ireland for a ‘lifestyle’ and not because they’re out of hope.” These are the words of journalist Brianna Parkins in her recent piece for The Irish Times. The Australian, who immigrated to Ireland four years ago echoed the sentiments of a growing number of people who are speaking about being ‘squeezed’ out of their own country. It’s impossible to put down any any kind of...

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