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Tuesday 21 November 2017

'Dublin's rental market is totally crazy... one landlord showed me where he'd be sleeping in the living room' - Spanish student

A Spanish student's experience of Dublin's rental market has left her in shock at the poor living conditions, writes Niamh Horan

JUST A ROOF OVER MY HEAD: Sara Ortiz from Madrid on the hunt for accommodation in Dublin. Photo: David Conachy
JUST A ROOF OVER MY HEAD: Sara Ortiz from Madrid on the hunt for accommodation in Dublin. Photo: David Conachy
Niamh Horan

Niamh Horan

Sara Ortiz is from Madrid. A psychology student who has come to Ireland to study in Maynooth College for a year as part of her university degree, the 27-year-old has been left in shock at Dublin's rental market - but even more so by the lack of action being taken to combat renters' woes.

"I came to Ireland to look for a place ahead of starting my course and I put two weeks aside to look around Dublin's rental market," says Sara.

"To say it has been very, very difficult would be a massive understatement.

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