Posts by Mr. Michael Byrne
Mr. Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne is a lecturer in political economy at the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice at UCD. His work is focused on urban political economy, in particular the relationship between the financial system and the built environment as well as the politics of housing and urban activism.
Michael Byrne 06/03/2018
Much of the response to rapid growth of the private rental sector has focused on the issue of high rent levels. This is hardly surprising given that we have seen average rent increases of 60% nationally since 2012 (Nugent, 2018). However, the concept of ‘precarity’ is useful in drawing our attention to the more nuanced issues around the …
Paul Sweeney is former Chief Economist of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. He is a …
Nat O’Connor is a member of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences (IRiSS) and a …
Alicja Bobek has a PhD in Sociology from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Sociology and …