Justin Moran: Lack of house options holds back elderly
Rose lives in a large house in south county Dublin. She would be the first to admit it's too big for her. She sometimes struggles to keep it warm.
In many ways she is just the person the ESRI had in mind in its report suggesting older people should be incentivised to move to free up housing stock.
The point missed by the ESRI, but very real to people like Rose, is that there are very few housing choices for older people.