Ireland’s Housing Crisis

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Published on 12 Feb 2014
Directed and edited by Marcus Howard. Interviews with a selection of people relating to the housing crisis in Ireland who mention their experience. Every interviewee highlighted how Council policy appeared to be not to deal with anybody until they were homeless. Many have mentioned how they were placed in emergency accommodation (B+B’s). Ireland appears to be facing an epidemic of evictions. Alan Lawes from People Before Profiit and Ken Purcell from Dublin Says No also feature. Interviewees are also asked if they would have a message for the Irish Government, how this is affecting their health and what their next step is. The upcoming Local and European elections are talked about at the end of this video in case viewers are looking to get actively involved and see if they can affect change through the ballot box. Is this what the Irish Government means by “sustainable solutions”?

To the best of my ability, all videos used have been referenced in the credits at the end of this video.

Creative Commons license: Public Domain
I do not claim to profit from this video. This video is to be used for educational discussion as I am a teacher of media analysis. This video can be shared but must be shown in it’s entirety. Please share and help get the message out if you agree with some of the arguments discussed

The original video footage is available under the Creative Commons License:Public Domain.

This video has no allegiance to any political party in Ireland but rather it’s intention is to educate about some of the main issues regarding the housing crisis and evictions.


Jeannette Campbell
Kym Dunleavy
Fiona Reid
Ken Purcell
Alan Lawes

Interviewed by
Marcus Howard
& Carole Watson Purcell

Filmed 8th February 2014


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Directed and edited by
Marcus Howard


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