Friday 22 September 2017

Letters to the Editor: Housing 'have-nots' are paying for the 'haves'

Unfinished housing in a rural ghost estate. 'Urban sprawl continues into the far hinterland'.
Unfinished housing in a rural ghost estate. 'Urban sprawl continues into the far hinterland'.

I've just calculated that between my wife and I, we each earn 1.6 times the average industrial wage. We drive a '04-reg hatchback, we rent a one-bed apartment in the 'burbs.

We have no children. While we don't live a particularly frugal lifestyle, neither would it be described as lavish -- not by a long shot.

We have crunched the numbers and determined that there is no circumstance, save winning the lottery, that we could afford to buy a house in Dublin.

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