Sunday 19 November 2017

Why millennials are now the 'Yes in My Backyard' generation

Dublin's young are facing the biggest housing crisis yet in this crowded city and Eoghan Murphy needs to find a solution, writes Niamh Horan

Where is the single millennial on a billboard fist-pumping under the words
Where is the single millennial on a billboard fist-pumping under the words "I did it!"? We probably haven't seen them because they don't exist. Stock photo
Niamh Horan

Niamh Horan

What's with the bank adverts pushing mortgages? Young couples kissing, smiling pensioners in their partner's arms, they ignore a blatant truth: seven out of ten new homes will be occupied by single-person households by 2026.

Where is the single millennial on a billboard fist-pumping under the words: "I did it!"? We probably haven't see them because they don't exist.

Welcome to an Ireland finally emerging from 'the lost decade' - a deep recession that Goodbody assures us is over, and a time where 20-30-year-olds are banging their heads off the brick wall of a house-they will never be able to afford.

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