Failure to provide enough affordable housing has left a generation unable to make their own start in life
Census results released today show that the number of adults still living with their parents has skyrocketed under this Government, according to Social Democrats deputy leader Cian O’Callaghan.
Deputy O’Callaghan, who is the party’s housing spokesperson, said:
“There are now 522,486 adults still living in their childhood bedrooms. This represents a 14 per cent rise since the last census in 2016 and a 19 per cent increase since Fine Gael took office in 2011.
“Locked out of home ownership and unable to afford Ireland’s exorbitant rents, this generation face the choice of living with their parents indefinitely or emigrating to a country where they can afford to live independently.
“Being stuck in a childhood bedroom can have profoundly negative impacts on mental health, self-esteem and the ability to form and maintain relationships.
“The failure to provide enough affordable housing has left a generation unable to make their own start in life.
“Other European countries that provide significant levels of affordable housing do not have this problem.
“The Minister for Housing pays lip service to affordable housing, but his delivery record is abysmal.
“The generation locked out of housing need a government that will treat the crisis like the emergency that it is. The status quo is failing catastrophically.”
August 31, 2023