A Limerick A Day

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Richard Boyd Barrett will be collecting signatures at a co-living development site on Eblana Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin he has described as ‘Dickensian’ at 12.30pm

There’s a TD who feels strongly that
A person who’s renting a flat
Should be given a place
With just enough space
To start swinging an average cat

John Moynes

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34 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. Rob_G

    They actually look pretty nice in the photos…

    I wonder if RBB can point to one occasion where he actually delivered any additional housing units.

    1. pedeyw

      You should move into one, so. We need proper housing. These are bedsits at best, with a surface level fancy finish.

          1. millie st murderlark

            I prefer my clothes hand washed in a bath actually.

            Just like the good old days.

          2. millie st murderlark

            That’s why they won’t be getting MY €1300pm.

            She said with a smug laugh

  2. Gah!

    I once lived in a building that had eleven flats and one kitchen. It was a potential health risk. It was always me and one other tenant who did the cleaning. Having to depend on others to be fair and clean up after themselves is not worth it. And they will charge a huge rent for them. I hope cleaning staff will be included in the exorbitant rent.

  3. diddy

    Richie is wrong. nobody is forcing anyone to live there. yes it’s a glorified hostel so let’s see how if it works. at €1300 a month

    1. pedeyw

      Did he say anything about people being forced to live there? The issue is with exploitative property developers taking advantage of an extreme housing crisis.

      1. Cian

        Right, so you want to build apartments for, say 100 people on that site? rather than 200?
        How will that help that housing crisis?

        1. dav

          @Cian you’re beloved party banned bedsits, now they want o cram people into accommodation that is smaller than bedsits at a multiple of the price for bedsits and you want us to believe that it is for the good of the country/accommodation crisis.
          How effing deluded are you?

          1. Cian

            1. I don’t have a party (beloved or not).
            2. Bedsits were effectively banned in 2008 legislation (that gave landlords until Feb 2013 to comply). Now, who was in power in 2008? Was it my alleged beloved party?
            3. These rooms measure 3.06m x 5.33m (10 feet by 17½ feet). How big were bedsits?

            Who’s deluded?

        2. Starina

          for one, charging €1300 for a glorified bedsit near the end of the DART will mean every landlord in the city will now crank up their prices for proper one-beds, from the current 12-14k to 17-20k, with the “justification” that that’s what they’re worth by comparison.

    2. Col

      It’s a dangerous precedent that allows developers to maximise profit while reducing living standards for people.

  4. Pip

    What a silly bandwagon to jump on.
    Dickensian!
    Giving out about some people’s money/choices doesn’t help much.

    1. pedeyw

      It’s not about “people’s choices”. It’s about exploitative property developers taking advantage of an extreme housing crisis. “People’s money/choices” don’t mean much when, bast case scenario, the choices are tiny bedsits like this, living with your parents or paying 70-80% of your income on rent.

  5. Pip

    ‘Tiny bedsits like this’ have very little, nothing even, to do with the reluctance to provide affordable housing.
    It’s a bad case of SQUIRREL!

    1. Termagant

      These particular bedsits do though, because they’re costing 1300 a month. I think people would be a lot less aeriarated if they weren’t so substantially unaffordable to all the kinds of people who usually live in bedsits.

  6. Qwerty123

    is this better or worse than sharing a house in the ‘burbs with a bunch of strangers for 8/900 pm?

    1300 is a lot mind for a fancy house share

  7. scottser

    it’s ironic that the old schoolhouse on eblana ave used to be used as a homeless service; you’ll be getting pretty much the same amount of space, privacy and shared facilities for your 1300 per month.

  8. Hector Ramirez

    It’s not just developers, a lot of private citizens are putting glorified sheds up on daft, because they see the developers do it.

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