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Poll: Should bedsits be part of the response to the housing crisis?

The Housing Minister has refused to rule out the return of bedsits.

Bedsits are typically single-room properties with a shared bathroom.
Bedsits are typically single-room properties with a shared bathroom.
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NEW HOUSING MINISTER Eoghan Murphy has reportedly refused to rule out a return to bedsit accommodation as part of the government’s response to the housing crisis.

The Irish Examiner says the minister described it as “a suggestion” before adding that nothing is “off the table”.

Bedsits are typically single-room properties in which the occupants share a bathroom with the occupants of another bedsit in the complex.

They were essentially banned in Ireland in 2013 by housing regulations which ruled out shared bathrooms.

Today’s question, Should bedsits be part of the response to the housing crisis?


Poll Results:

Yes, but they should be a minimum size (3363)
No (2807)
Yes (2623)
Don't know (244)




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