Killian Woods is a senior business reporter with the Business Post. His reporting on housing has provided readers with a detailed, complex, and global picture of the forces at work that contribute to and benefit from Ireland’s housing crisis.
In this episode of Byline, we go behind the scenes of Killian’s work, as he discusses the seemingly insurmountable disfunction of the current crisis as it has been created by misguided government tinkering. From empty luxury apartments across the capital, to the reasons so much student accommodation is being built, from the return of short-term lets to his prediction of how the stress and strain of this all will likely end up in a rent strike.
Also, we discuss the incredible and bizarre story at Johnstown Estate in Enfield, and the infamous estate in Maynooth that kicked off another piece of government intervention earlier this year.