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Byrne Spring 2021 ‘Experiences of 'home' in the Irish private rental sector during the COVID-19 pandemic

(opens in a new window)Dr Mick Byrne presented ‘Experiences of 'home' in the Irish private rental sector: a qualitative research study of the experiences of tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic’ as par of the Focus Ireland Seminar Series. This seminar presented research conducted by Dr. Michael Byrne and Juliana Sassi (Department of Geography, Maynooth University) in the Spring of 2021. The research examined the experiences of tenants in the Irish private rental sector during the pandemic, drawing on 35 qualitative interviews. The research raises important questions about tenure inequality (i.e. the ways in which access to and experience of home is particularly problematic for PRS tenants) during, and beyond, the COVID-19 pandemic. The paper the presentation is based is published (opens in a new window)here.

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