Thursday 19 October 2017

Twitter solves Ireland's Property Crisis – debate rages online following RTE series finale

Ireland's Property Crisis Simon Coveney
Ireland's Property Crisis Simon Coveney

The second and final part of RTE series Ireland's Property Crisis prompted strong reaction on social media on Monday night as viewers raged about the issue.

The episode provided a snapshot of the lives of a couple struggling with heavy mortgage arrears, just one of 77,000 houses in arrears in Ireland today.

Ireland's Property Crisis Katarzyna
Ireland's Property Crisis Katarzyna

Viewers also saw a young Dublin family's quest to get keys to their new social house - after waiting ten years in a country where there are currently 91,000 people on social housing waiting lists and 7,000 in emergency accommodation.

The solutions to these issues are perhaps not straightforward, but Twitter was alight with opinions on how best to tackle everything from negative equity to renting to arrears and social housing. 

Ireland's Property Crisis Ray Cooke Auctioneers
Ireland's Property Crisis Ray Cooke Auctioneers

And of course there was a splash of trademark Irish wit...

Here is just a flavour of the overwhelming reaction via #IrelandsPropertyCrisis:

In the brick of it: 'Ireland's Property Crisis' was nightmare viewing 

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