As I sit in my local office, my constituency clinic is full. Almost every case I have is about housing.
Seán and Máire both work. Their kids are in the local school. They have rented the same house for 10 years but the landlord is selling up.
They don’t earn enough to get a mortgage but too much to be on the council list.
Everywhere they look rents are €2,000 or more. They simply can't afford it. What can they do?
Not a single affordable home to rent or buy has been delivered by Eoghan Murphy or Fine Gael.
Seán and Máire are desperate. They get up early in the morning. The work hard. They do everything right.
How is it that in a wealthy country a hard-working couple like this can't afford a home?
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