“The collapse of short term lets has done very little to address the underlying shortage of rental accommodation in Dublin and indeed across Ireland.”

Covid-19 has decimated the short-term Airbnb letting industry. But what does it mean for the wider property market?

If working from home becomes the new normal, would the pressure on the Dublin property market be relieved? Could house prices fall? To answer that question, you need to understand the dynamics of the housing market.

7th Jul, 2020 - 7 min read

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed pretty much every aspect of our lives and with it most of our livelihoods.

From how we teach and learn to how we eat and play – and of course whether and where we work – has all be reset by the pandemic.

Covid-19 has also affected, of course, our housing market. And from the first weeks of lockdown in Ireland, two themes kept coming up again and again as people tried to process what Covid-19 might mean for Ireland’s housing system and Ireland’s housing woes.

The first was whether Covid-19 – by bringing about a fundamental shift in how we work – could do something to address the imbalance between...

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