At Labre Park in Ballyfermot, some are calling for more caravans for those who may need them to self-isolate. But Dublin City Council said that overcrowding meant they planned instead to move people off-site.
In Glasnevin, an Overcrowded Warehouse of People Is Emptied, Its Residents Scattered at Short Notice
Overcrowding has long been an issue in Dublin’s housing sector, which has been bursting at the seams for years now – but Covid-19 has put a sharper edge on it.
Hundreds of Council Homes are Overcrowded, While Others Are Underused, Figures Show
Eleven people are squeezed into a two-bed owned by Dublin City Council. Meanwhile, there are just three people living in a council-owned five-bed.
In Ballybough House, a Family Fights Back the Mould
Martin Heeney says he’s been reporting the spread of black mould to the council since he moved in, but it’s never been properly fixed.
A Talk Offers Advice on How to Share a House With Others
“There are rules around bringing [new] people in, and people don’t know what they can and can’t do, which could put the tenancy at risk,” says Stephen Large of Threshold.
Crowded Households in Dublin – and Where They Are – Mapped
In one part of the north inner city, more than 35 percent of households had more than one person per room. And more than 8 percent had more than 2.5 people per room. Guess which?
Council Briefs: Overcrowding, Temple Bar Square, and Public Swimming Pools
Here’s some of what Dublin councillors discussed at November’s monthly council meeting.
Help Us Report: Where Are You Now?
We would like to talk to renters who have had to move when the government closed their homes for being overcrowded and/or substandard.
Council Briefs: Homelessness Updates, and Overcrowding in Portobello
At recent committee meetings, councillors talked about new places to put homeless accommodation, and a packed house in Portobello.
Crowded Houses: Another Side to Dublin’s Homeless Crisis
When Dublin City Council looked at why people were becoming homeless, the problem of overcrowding featured high on the list.