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Expert warns that 100,000 apartments are needed in Cork city as rents soar to €1,366 a month

This article appeared in Evening Echo BETWEEN 80,000 to 100,000 apartments need to be built in Cork over the next two decades to tackle a rental crisis of “significant proportions”, a UCC expert has warned. The latest rental report from property website Daft.ie shows the average monthly rent in the city has reached €1,366. This represents a rise of 7.9% on the same period last year, prompting concerns that plans for population growth could be compromised if affordability issues are not tackled. Under the National Development Plan 2040, the population of the city is expected to grow to 360,000. Dr Frank Crowley, a lecturer in UCC’s School of Economics, said the supply of apartments needs to

The demand for fee-paying secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland

This RTE Brainstorm piece features published work by my colleague Tracy Bradfield and myself from Irish Educational Studies. Check out the full paper 'The demand for fee-paying secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland' here. Abstract below: Ireland’s fee-paying schools consistently rank highly in Ireland’s secondary school league tables. Evidence also notes that the alumni of fee-paying schools represent a large proportion of those in leadership positions in business, politics and the legal professions. This paper examines the factors that affect the decision of Irish households to enrol their children in fee-paying secondary schools in Ireland. The paper uses Irish Household Budget Surv

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