Dublin's homelessness crisis jars with narrative of Irish economic boom

Ireland is the EU’s star performer, but almost 700 families have become homeless in the capital this year

Jobs are bountiful, luring back emigrants and drawing newcomers. Property prices are soaring. Chic restaurants are fully booked weeks in advance. RTÉ television is showcasing the top new entries to Ireland’s rich list – many of them tech tycoons , plus a Ferrari salesman and other purveyors of luxury.

Not long ago considered a basket case, Ireland’s economy is now roaring ahead with 5.6% GDP growth, making it the European Union’s star performer.

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Congratulations to everyone occupying the vacant property at 34 Nth Frederick St, Dublin. Injunction be damned: it’s better to break the law than to break the poor. #TakeBacktheCity #HousingCrisis

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Source: The Guardian: Homelessness

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