Housing in Ireland

Since 2007 rents and house prices have increased dramatically in Ireland. Click to see a graph showing the inflation.

Since 2007, local authorities have stopped building social housing and used private rented accommodation instead. Click to see the numbers for each year.

Provision of Local Authority social housing 2007-2013*

*Source: Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government

As a result, more and more people are turning to homeless services.