Leaving young with no place like home
The relentless pursuit of property was the principal reason for the crash. When prices disintegrated, so too did the economy and a generation completely outside the circle of blame was saddled with the bill. Today, we learn that not only will they not be able to buy their own homes, but in the capital where so many of them work they can scarcely afford to even rent.
Dublin rents have soared by as much as 30pc in some parts of the city.
When Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that this was the best small country in the world in which to do business in, he wasn't thinking of the business of living. The business of making ragged ends meet.