Cot To Be Joking


Dublin Rental Investigator tweetz:

Do you want to share a ‘twin cot’ for €370pm. This looks like a bed-share. Only available for 4 months which prevents tenancy rights. It’s a two bed apartment with 5+ tenants.

Seapark Apartments, Mount Prospect Avenue, Clontar, Dollymount, Dublin 3 (


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38 thoughts on “Cot To Be Joking

  1. Spud

    Pic 4 in the link shows one of the lads seeing if he can find somewhere else to live…

    this is what huge rents have done. Many simply can’t afford, so are subletting and there’s probably no shortage in takers either.
    remember when 300-400 would get you a nice room before?
    That 2 bed in Clontarf is at least €2k p/m.

  2. eoin

    Between 7am – 10pm tomorrow, people have leverage to deal with this pukiness.

    Don’t waste it.

  3. Spaghetti Hoop

    Co-living is designed for young, working professionals who are willing to make “certain sacrifices around space so they can live closer to work, at a more affordable rent”.

    Eoghan Murphy, Housing Minister, May 2019

    I wouldn’t share a house with a gang of strangers, let alone a bed!

    1. Dr.Fart MD

      yea, and 1300 p/m is cheap rent according to murphy. he’s just a mouthpiece for private developers.

    2. Rob

      If the location was good, the price wasn’t so high and we all got our own beds, I wouldn’t mind going to live with strangers. They’re just friends you haven’t met, yet.

      That said, my wife and kids might take issue.

    3. Rob_G

      €1300 p/m is mental, but people have been sharing houses with strangers since the beginning of time.

      1. Spaghetti Hoop

        You have to lock up your personal belongings, you can’t have friends or family over, people steal your food, you get maybe half a shelf in the fridge, you have to wait to cook, you have to endure other people’s smells, hairs, habits and pet animals and someone invariably turns into Nurse Ratchet and imposes a cleaning roster with reward stickers. People deserve better. Those who earn a living deserve to buy their own place – their home. Not forced to make “certain sacrifices”. There’s one certain sacrifice this government should make and that’s their inept Housing Minister.

        1. Cian

          Guess what?
          All of these things apply to living in a family unit (except perhaps the locking of belongings)

        2. Rob_G

          (ignoring the current housing crisis for a moment)

          Unless we start paying every 22 year-old enough money to rent their own 1-bedroom flat, people will share houses with one another. This is the case the world over.

  4. millie st murderlark

    Thanks to Dublin Rental Inspector AGAIN.

    You my friend are owed many a pint for the good work you do.

      1. Brother Barnabas

        sadly though he’s likely the sort of fellow – who actually gives a sh 1t and wants to see things sorted – who wouldn’t last a week in there

  5. Nullzero

    As usual none of you see the big picture here. The important thing is that landlords get that new Merc and two skiing holidays instead of one. You people should be ashamed on yourselves expecting a fair system, that won’t wash with FG’s supporters.

  6. Sydney T

    This is disgraceful and this is what needs to be fixed.

    Fine Gael have done nothing to address the fact that there is no availability of suitable housing/accommodation (rented of bought) for people on mid to low incomes in Dublin. But those people have to live somewhere and it has to be in Dublin because that’s where their jobs are. I don’t know how to fix it, I wish I did but that’s what a government are for and this government are not doing their job on this front.

    Regarding co-living. Co-living doesn’t come anywhere close to addressing the requirement because it is too expensive. And although it wouldn’t be for me, after reading about peoples experiences of co-living in other countries it seems that it does have its place and is for some people. But they should never throw this as a solution for the people who really need it.

  7. D

    It’s more subtle than the politicians being landlords.

    They pumped the national debt from 40bln to 200bln+ which your future taxes and whatever return they get on nama/tsb/aib/boi is to pay for.

    How else will they get their pensions except to reinflate the bubble by screwing those coming behind them?

    Answers on a postcard to Áras an Uachtarain, I bet the beloved little man won’t be willing to point the finger ‘publically’ though. Eating from the same trough.

    They’ve got theirs, you’ll never get yours til they die, and when that happens you may be fortunate enough to inherit. Failing that your children will live in tenements.

    1. Cian

      The debt went from €40bn to €200bn to keep the country going.

      The cost of the banking crisis will be about €31bn. The balance, all €129bn, was to keep paying pensions, continue paying social services, the health services running, teachers and prisons and guards, and all the other bits that keep the country going.

        1. Cian

          By the end of 2017 they had generated €40.7bn cash off €73.6 book value. That is 55%

          I don’t know the figures, but NAMA was set up to dispose of the assets within 10 years – so they were probably looking at selling 10% per year… so at this stage they have already disposed of 80-90% of the assets…

          worst case 90% of the loans are sold. So they have achieved 61% of book value (which they bought at 42% book value).

          1. Johnny

            Oh Cian give the sophism a rest,NAMA’s losses will eat up or exceed the 30 billion number you utilized above.

          2. Cian

            What NAMA losses?
            NAMA is set to make a profit.

            (oh, and NAMA wasn’t part of the national debt)

      1. D

        > The cost of the banking crisis will be about €31bn.

        oh wow, mystic meg.
        you haven’t a clue what it will cost.
        as you don’t know what it will cost, your balance figure is wrong.
        the gross cost will by 67billion + interest.
        the net cost is not known until ‘disposal’.

        It can not be known, you can make all the predictions you want but you aren’t fooling anyone.

          1. D

            yes, that is why I gave your figures as ‘net’ ?

            from the article you posted:

            “stands to”

            “But the numbers can change suddenly. A sharp drop in AIB’s shares last week brought the fall in the value of taxpayers’ 71pc stake in the bank to €2bn since the start of the year.”

            you don’t know the net, you can estimate all day.

    1. Cian

      The book value is irrelevant. It was based on overpriced land and missed interest payments.

      1. Johnny

        -what number would you prefer to use,as a basis for calculating one the costs of the FG/FF incompetency in finance / banking matters.

        1. Cian

          I can’t answer such a bizarre question.
          “one [of] the costs”?
          “FG/FF incompetency”??
          “finance / banking matters”??

          It reminds me of the question “have you stopped beating your wife?”

          1. Johnny

            you disagree with my number to be used as a basis for calculation the losers at NAMA-what number would you prefer use ?

          2. Cian

            wait – are you seriously suggesting that NAMA should have been expected to take all the crazy loans that the banks gave out at the height of the boom PLUS all the accrued interest (which was about 10% of the loan book) and be able to sell this off in a recession at more than the original prices? If this were possible why would the banks have needed a bailout?

            The banks made massive losses.
            NAMA was given billions of loans and has sold them off. I remember when NAMA was set up and the ‘experts’ were predicting that it was another bailout of the banks and NAMA would lose another €5-10bn…. and the government was creating NAMA to kick those losses to the future.

          3. Johnny

            -you disagreed with my number,which number do you suggest we use to calculate how effective or otherwise NAMA has been.
            -Cian it’s a pedestrian,run the mill asset management company that manages/sells loans on behalf the state,why are you and many others so hesitant and reluctant to utilize basic math and commonly used metrics,to benchmark or compare their performance ?
            -again you don’t “like” my number which is actually the basis for measuring their performance,so what number should be utilized-it ain’t that hard a question!

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