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Housing Shock: The Irish Housing Crisis and How to Solve It

Rory Hearne


The unprecedented housing and homelessness crisis in Ireland is having profound impacts on Generation Rent, the wellbeing of children, worsening wider inequality and threatening the economy. Housing Shock contextualises the Irish housing crisis within the broader global housing situation by examining the origins of the crisis in terms of austerity, marketisation and the new era of financialisation, where global investors are making housing unaffordable and turning homes into assets for the wealthy. The COVID-19 pandemic has also shown the central importance of secure, affordable, decent standa ... More

Keywords: Housing, Generation Rent, Social Housing, Inequality, Homelessness, Home, Financialization, Right to Housing, Green New Deal, Ireland

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447353898
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447353898.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rory Hearne, author
Maynooth University