Sure.Could you elaborate
So you just copied that from the article. The article is just one persons opinion and it does not really elaborate much.Sure.
''Last year, I decided to ask the Department of Social Protection what percentage of rent supplement was paid out to non-Irish EU nationals, and non-EU nationals.
As at February of last year, the figure was 35pc. This is a remarkable total. Remember, 17pc of the population is "foreign-born", so immigrants are over-represented in the figures by two to one.
More recently, I asked Fingal County Council what percentage of its social housing stock is occupied by non-Irish EU nationals and by non-EU nationals. The total comes to 15pc, but the great majority (86pc) of the 15pc come from outside the EU.
I also asked what percentage of those waiting for social housing fell into these same categories. Some 61pc are Irish citizens (some might be naturalised immigrants), and the rest (39pc) are citizens of other countries, with 16pc from outside the EU.
The ERSI report shows that 70pc of non-Irish are in the private rental sector, as distinct from being homeowners etc. That's a lot of people. So, what effect is that having on the cost of rent and the availability of rental property?
Between 2012 and 2014, according to the same report, "the proportion of residents born in other EU member states decreased by one percentage point from 11pc to 10pc".
But over the same period the proportion of residents from non-EU member states rose from 4pc of the population to 7pc. That is, it almost doubled in just two years.''
Huge scale of immigration is making our housing crisis worse - Independent.ie
Are you saying you can't see the (very basic) connection between house & rental prices and the increase in a population ?No the article is his option about house and rental prices based on stats that have nothing to do with prices but with population and occupancy. So it's all option.
Two years ago there were posters on here who laughed when I said this was going to happen.The Director of the Dublin Housing executive spoke about housing and immigration yesterday.
She said family reunification means the council goes from housing one adult male in a bedsit to housing nine and more of his family once his application for reunification is accepted. If we build five six and seven bedroomed council houses we will fill them immediately with North Africans. This is not what the Irish taxpayer wants and its ridiculous to think any country, even wealthy large country like Germany could absorb endless migration from North Africa never mind a tiny country the size of Ireland with a big housing problem