Um.

Anomanomanom writes:

I know rents are crazy and we have plenty of posts about it but €550 a week for Dublin 8. And it’s a minimum 6 month lease so its not even an AirBnB style rental.

How can someone even think they’ll get €2100 for a one bed?

Anyone?

The Maltings, Dublin 8 (Daft)

56 thoughts on “Why 2k?

      1. bisted

        …I always acknowledge the brilliance of the headlines on Broadsheet…maybe if I joined the echo chamber I wouldn’t have to…it would be implied…

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        1. millie st murderlark

          You could do what I do and stalk them in a definitely not creepy manner by standing outside the office holding a sign sporting an encouraging slogan.

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        2. Dub Spot

          Maybe you could don a couple of sandwiches boards and walk up and down Grafton Street with the painted-on slogans
          Front: BROADSHEET IS NOT A BROADCHURCH. EVEN FOR BROADS.
          Back: DITTO (ECHO).

          Of course, Mr B. Odger would need to write a witty headline for when you end up as a contribution….

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  1. Christopher

    That area STINKS of hops from Guinness,those apartments are tiny dark badly insulated hovels, is right beside countless drug treatment centres, homeless hostels not to mention the biggest city centre social housing ghettos. Seems a bit overpriced.

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    1. SOQ

      Yes the maltings is a kip in a rough area which makes it even more comical.

      On that subject, not only is Guinness one of the largest land hoarders in the city, they seem to think they have a god given right to pollute the air of the entire city.

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      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        Is in down in the Blackpitts? Those apartments are fairly manky alright. I like the area, though. I know it’s a bit rough but it’s incredibly central.
        I always liked the smell of hops. Cognac stinks of brandy, and I have no problem with that either. It’s all natural.

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        1. SOQ

          I lived close by there for years along the quays and the stink on a cold morning was dreadful. It seemed to fall down towards the liffey. Great flat mind so I wasn’t going to move but I often wondered how they got away with it.

          Pretty sure anybody with respiratory problems would have issues around there because it would catch your breath and that’s with no health problems.

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          1. Brother Barnabas

            someone once told me that if you live within 700 metres of the guinness brewery, every breath contains 0.5 calories. if you spend the whole day at home, it’s around 12,000 calories. that’s probably why there’s such an obesity problem around dublin 8.

          2. mark

            I viewed an apartment in the Maltings back in 2012, at 1000eu for a 1 bed. Was a kip, plywood doors and landlord painted over the mould. Worst thing was the smell, and Im not talking about Guinness.

      2. Anomanomanom

        First of it’s not a rough area, oliver bond flats maybe, but that area is not rough. Regardless it’s not worth that money.

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        1. Christopher

          It is right beside the Oliver Bonds flat ghetto which is MASSIVE. My friend lived in St Catherines Court and came back from work one day to find his windows all broken from the people in the flats accross the road just firing into his apartment for target practice. The place is a kip. And Thomas St is remarkably scary after 7pm on an evening. Loads of vagrants and drug users everywhere.

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          1. SOQ

            This is mainly because both sides of the street from Christchurch to James hospital are owned by Diageo surely? Gorgeous old buildings which have being sitting idle for all of our life times.

            Enough.

          2. Anomanomanom

            Well I’m sorry but your lying, I lived in the area, I still socialize in the area and there is nothing wrong with it after 7. You seem to be living in a scene from escape from new york.

          3. SOQ

            Are you saying that Diageo does not own large empty properties along both sides of James’s Street from the Vicar Street venue up to near James hospital? Who do you think owns all those old buildings there?

            Also, they own that whole block from besides Bridgefoot Street at the quays right up to Hueston Station and then up to James street in a near square, most of which is not even being used. Google it.

    2. Ollie Cromwell

      Would this be the Guinness brewery, opened in 1759, that helps bring millions of tourists to the city providing jobs for hotel workers and those in the hospitality industry as well as providing the city with much of its beer.
      How dare they have a God-given right to pollute the city with the smell of hops ?
      The usual claptrap from a full-on 24/7 whinge-bag.

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    3. Anomanomanom

      I rented in there in 2007, your clearly thinking of different apartments. There fairly good size, sorry they were for the price I was paying, now the rents are mad they seem small

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  2. diddy

    That’s not a 1 apt though… Some visiting language students will snap that up and turn it into a hostel… Landlord won’t care

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  3. Giggidygoo

    Never mind. Yoohen Murphy is gifting some state (our) land to his property developer mateys, and is going to have 150,000 houses built. Mostly private ones where the developer and his FG mates make a killing. Yeah right. Nothing like a big announcement, knowing he won’t be housing minister for much longer, with the required ‘long finger’ time line.

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  4. Roger

    It was originally listed on Aug 7th at €356 and then changed to €550 on Aug 22nd. Presumably the owner heard something was about to happen or just thought “some sucker will take it”

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  5. Ollie Cromwell

    Welcome to capitalism baby.
    Proving that supply and demand is what drives the market not interference from the state.
    Someone invests in property and wants to make a decent return and suddenly it’s a crime ?

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    1. scottser

      well there’s capitalism, and then there’s killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.
      if you want to plan for a thriving economy where we all make a few quid then you’ve got to get simple things like housing and infrastructure right. otherwise you end up with gougery and no-one has any craic and the few that make money end up choking on it.

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  6. Andrew

    $ bunk beds in there a least and it will be filled with people who live and work here on false pretences
    Both the capitalists love this for the cheap labour and rising rents and the lefties don’t think there should be any borders and all immigration is great.
    It is driving people out and stopping people from raising families creating another problem
    Happy days

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  7. Andrew

    4 bunk beds in there a least and it will be filled with people who live and work here on false pretences
    Both the capitalists love this for the cheap labour and rising rents and the lefties don’t think there should be any borders and all immigration is great.
    It is driving people out and stopping people from raising families creating another problem
    Happy days

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    1. diddy

      Gnib registrations through the roof in the last 12 months. UPWARDS of 65000 apparently. Students selling each other appointments such is the demand.

      As this crisis deepens no one in government is putting any restrictions on numbers coming in from non EU countries. Its good for ibec its good for slum landlords. Its bareble for the thousands of splendid students who arrive here.

      It is not good for Irish and EU citizens who are trying to live a dignified life in Dublin. But who cares asing as those who have it are getting richer and richer?

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  8. Andrew

    4 bunk beds in there a least and it will be filled with people who live and work here on false pretences
    Both the capitalists love this for the cheap labour and rising rents and the lefties don’t think there should be any borders and all immigration is great.
    It is driving people out and stopping people from raising families creating another problem.
    All so short sighted and all so very Ireland. Was it ever any different?
    Happy days

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  9. Dub Spot

    Those well-paid ex-pat Millennial content moderators and online advertising invoice senders working in Grand Canal Dock can easily afford it. THAT’S WHO PAYS IT.

    I think it’s a good thing to promote social harmony and 2K a month is a cheap price to pay for them to be mugged by, er, I mean integrated with, the local community more often.

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