View of Rathgar, Dublin 6, from a drone; The Rubberbandits avatar
As research for a podcast, Blindboy, of The Rubberbandits, tweeted a few questions to his followers.
“…how many of ye are moving out of Dublin? Not because ye can’t find work. But because it’s too expensive. And where are ye moving?”
They’re answering in their droves…
Moved to Drogheda, depressed anxious about the future.
— Diogenes (@S1nope) September 17, 2019
I moved to London. Most of my friends moved to Glasgow. Have two friends left still in Dublin from one social group by November they'll be gone.
— Alison Spittle starlet, dub fringe (@AlisonSpittle) September 17, 2019
Moved to Hanoi, Vietnam. Decent wage and low cost of living. Stress free, never have to worry about bills. No chance of me moving back to Dublin the way things are now.
— Shane McDaniel (@shanksmcd) September 17, 2019
I moved back home to Navan 4 months ago because I couldn’t afford it but now I can I’m looking round thinking what the fuck am I doing? 800 quid a month for somewhere that doesn’t stink and I’d still be sharing with strangers. Looking at the UK because the commute is killing me
— Michael Fry (@BigDirtyFry) September 17, 2019
Was there nearly 2 years. Class city, but what's the point if almost half ur salary goes on rent and bills. €750 for room only. I moved to Belfast and was lucky enough to then be able buy my own place within 10 months of moving. Not a hope of buying in Dublin unfortunately.
— Peter Eastwood (@PeterEastwood85) September 17, 2019
I work online and find it too expensive to stay in Dublin with no commitments keeping me there. I’m living a simple life in Bali at the moment. I’m just after getting a lease on a 3 bedroom villa for less than the price of a room in house in Swords.
— Siobhán O'Hagan (@OHFitness_ie) September 17, 2019
A colleague is heading for Copenhagen
A mate is in Aus
Another mate went to Kilkenny
Another is in Bath
Another is in NY
Another is in Munich
Those who are still in Dublin are either lucky in their landlord (but living in uncertainty), or are relying on help from their family
— Shane ᚛ᚄᚕᚅ᚜ (@Shane_Conneely) September 17, 2019
I'm self employed and every day am increasingly wondering why I am paying so much in rent in Dublin when it could get me so much more elsewhere. Considering Galway, Clare, Wexford. Anywhere really. And I love Dublin.
— Emer McLysaght (@EmerTheScreamer) September 17, 2019
I just bought a house in Naas and commuting to the airport daily. A house, exact same size as mine, but 20 minutes down the road in Walkinstown was €200k more expensive.
€10k a minute closer.
— baz brock (@Bazzyb85) September 17, 2019
Few friends from Cork have moved back as it's too expensive to rent or get a mortgage ever
— Eoin Dineen (@Eoin_Dineen) September 17, 2019
Originally from Limk but moved from Dub to Clare last Dec. My quality of life is astonishingly better on many levels – creatively, home, nature, community, friends, connection etc. I’m glad I was squeezed out of Dublin due to high costs as I wouldn’t have made the move otherwise.
— Susie Q (@SusieQmusic) September 17, 2019