New Podcast

‘Unlocking Ireland’s Housing Crisis’ is the latest episode in our podcast series, which provides an enlightening overview of the historical context of the housing crisis in Ireland. This podcast delves into the potential to integrate policy adopted in Austria, which in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis reacted radically different to Ireland. We explore housing as a whole with two exclusive interviews with experts in housing.

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Podcast: Pursuit Of Happiness

The ‘Pursuit Of HAPpiness’ podcast provides a provoking insight into the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) scheme in Ireland. Do you want to know, what it is like living as a recipient of HAP, the instability, insecurity and uncertainty of the rental market and examining how the scheme is designed more so for the landlords rather than the tenants and the devastating impacts this can have on the people availing of this scheme, who can be exploited at a moments notice.

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What HAPpens Next Ireland?

If the situation arises where financial aid is required to afford somewhere to live, there are schemes put in place to assist. The HAP scheme is there to help, or at least, it’s supposed to be. The HAP scheme is majorly flawed, and is skewing the market for everyone, not only the HAP tenants. The lack of sufficient social housing has thrown a considerable number of social housing candidates into the deep end of the private rental sector. It’s time to talk about that. 

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What Ireland needs to consider when it comes to banning food wastage?

One in nine people in the world were suffering from chronic malnourishment during 2014 – 2016. It is estimated that 795 million people are suffering from severe hunger and malnutrition globally today. Every year, 1.3 billion tonnes of food, (approximately a third of all that is produced), is wasted. Broken down, it is: 45% of all fruit and vegetables, 35% of fish and seafood, 30% of all cereals, 20% of dairy products and 20% of meat.

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An analysis and contrast of the Irish homeless crisis

How are we to feel if we are to live without a roof over our heads and adequate accommodation? Numerous Irish citizens are facing this problem today, who have resorted to sleeping on the streets or facing temporary emergency accommodation. This struggle is not just confined to Ireland it is a universal problem. The number of homeless increase day by day, which has an overall negative effect on Irish society and these individuals’ living standards.

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