EPISODE 96: Ireland’s Housing Crisis Boiling Point

This week, Soc Dems TD Cian O’Callaghan joins us to discuss the boiling point that peaked this week regarding Ireland’s housing crisis. This is a fascinating conversation with a TD who breaks down what’s wrong with Fine Gael’s housing policy, the shared equity scheme in the government’s bill, REITs and investment funds buying up estates, apartment blocks and gaffs in general, and why and how we got to this boiling point.

Also we discuss the bizarre Eoghan Harris Twitter saga and online attacks against women journalists, Kate O’Connell’s decision not to run in Dublin Bay South, the lacklustre “pedestrianisation” plans for Dublin city, clubbing as culture in Berlin, and Kathy Acker!