President Michael D. Higgins described the housing crisis as a “big, great fiasco” last week – and the Sunday World newspaper found properties coming in with monthly rents of up to €15,000 a month.
The President was speaking at the opening of a subsidized housing facility for homeless young adults in Ko Kildare when he said: “Housing and the basic needs of the community should not have been left to the market.
“It’s the crazy speculative money that’s ruining our country, and we welcome it, and we shouldn’t be.”
The most expensive homes and apartments for rent in Ireland are now offered in figures ranging from €10,000 to €15,000 per month.
There are two apartments in two separate locations in Dublin for a maximum of 15,000 euros per month, while there are also three houses for rent in the capital that cost from 10,000 euros to 12,000 euros.
One of the apartments costing €15,000 per month is a penthouse in Dublin’s tallest building, the 23-storey Capital Dock residence on Sir John Rogersons Quay with two double bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The penthouse on the top floor in Hailing Station, with concierge service and panoramic city views, features elevator control, double height living space with floor-to-ceiling windows, enclosed conservatory and air conditioning throughout.
The master bedroom has a large walk-in wardrobe and a spacious marble wet room.
The most expensive house to rent in Ireland is a three-storey Victorian house on Palmerston Road in Rathmines which is on the market for €12,000 per month.
The owners seem to want to rent out their property for the long summer, and the house is available from the beginning of July until mid-September.
The residence is 2,873 sq ft / 266.9 sq m over three floors and includes four reception rooms.
The ground floor has a spacious open plan lounge with fireplace, kitchen and breakfast room that leads onto a maintenance free backyard garden.
On the first floor there are two large interconnecting reception rooms with high ceilings that invite natural light through the house.
The large family bathroom provides great natural light. The bedrooms are well proportioned while the master bedroom has a large wardrobe and an en suite bathroom.
At the front of this period is a two-car gravel driveway.
House for rent for €10,000 per month in De Vesci Terrace in Monkstown, has six double bedrooms, four bathrooms with secure parking and large garden.
Originally built in 1838, the house is a beautiful mix of old and new, with vintage features throughout, including sash windows, fireplaces, and chandeliers.
Upon entering, visitors are welcomed by an imposing entrance hall.
To the right is a double reception room with large windows, two fireplaces and very high ceilings.
On the same level there is a large kitchen/dining area.
The kitchen itself is of high quality with a large American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, built-in cooker/microwave oven, large island, fireplace and chandelier.
From the entrance hall, residents can descend to the renovated lower ground floor.
On this level they will find two bedrooms, another very large and bright reception room and a fully functional utility room, complete with separate wash/drying facilities and sink.
There are two bathrooms on this level, both with showers. Upstairs there are four remaining bedrooms, all very large and bright.
The master bedroom is located on this floor and has built-in wardrobes, separate wardrobe and a beautifully appointed four-piece interior.
At the back of the property there is a garden with artificial grass. There is also a detached one-bedroom, one-bathroom outhouse with a large storage room, with parking in the back.
There is another house on the market for €10,000 a month on Ashfield Street in Ranella.
It is a three-storey Edwardian house located in the heart of the village of Ranella and appears to have been recently sold for 775,000 euros.
On the ground floor there is a large bespoke open plan kitchen/dining room with polished concrete floors that includes an island with Cosentino countertops and features a backsplash.
There is a paved back garden that is accessed by a large woodland door barrier from the kitchen.
On the first floor there is a single room, carpeted with a window seat and built-in shelves, a master bedroom with original fireplace, wardrobe and en suite bathroom.
On the second floor are two double bedrooms and a large bathroom with a walk-in shower.
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