Let the homeless refugees breathe new life into our ghost estates
The refugee crisis has shone a light on an issue that in Ireland is always simmering under the surface: housing. A lot of people have made the point that we have nowhere to put the refugees if they were to come here. This seems a natural thing to say when you think of the difficulties of finding accommodation, the upward movement in rents and the extreme version of this - real homelessness.
But is this actually the case? Do we have too few houses in Ireland?
In fact, we have too many.