A brand new documentary series kicked off on RTÉ One last night, chronicling Ireland's housing crisis.
With housing prices up 9 per cent nationally and up 10 per cent in the capital, according to The Irish Times, the documentary could not come at a more apt time.
The first episode of the documentary series, entitled Ireland's Property Crisis, portrayed the realities of renting in the capital, the trials and tribulations faced by those in emergency accommodation, and the crippling weight of a decade-long mortgage on one young family.
Inhumane to force people to search for an emergency bed every single night, not knowing if they'll get one. #IrelandsPropertyCrisis
— Colette Browne (@colettebrowne) April 3, 2017
The first series of the documentary got a lot of people talking, and Twitter was full of Irish folk discussing the eye opening documentary.
Outraged viewers had a few choice words to say about what they were seeing on their television screens.
"There are marches for everything except homelessness. Simple answer, people don't care unless directly affected," said one.
— Daithi O'Laoghaire (@Cunionsandphey) April 3, 2017
"More cranes . More bank debt. More properties. I've see this horror film before," said another.
"What people have to go through for the basic right of having a roof over your head is so scary, the future looks bleak," tweeted another concerned viewer.
Today I viewed my first bedsit and experienced my first open viewing. To say it was depressing is an understatement #IrelandsPropertyCrisis
— Carol C. (@TeddyGirlCarol) April 3, 2017
People were especially outraged at the unfairness of the emergency bed system, which requires that users of the service call up every day in order to secure a bed for the night.
Ireland's Property Crisis is on RTÉ One on Monday nights at 9.35pm.