Housing and sustaining communities on the West Cork islands
Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21), University College Cork
Government policy recognises the Irish islands as integral to Ireland’s cultural heritage, identity and economy. Within the context of a national housing crisis which is recognised as having reached the status of a national emergency, this report examines the impact of the availability, affordability and quality of housing on the sustainability of life on the seven inhabited West Cork islands. The research was undertaken using an innovative research process which foregrounds the voices of island residents through a participatory mixed methods approach, involving a survey that was co-constructed with island residents and in-depth focus groups.
Housing , West Cork islands , National housing crisis , Ireland
O'Sullivan, S. and Desmond, E. (2022) Housing and sustaining communities on the West Cork islands. Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21), University College Cork. Available at: https://www.ucc.ie/en/media/research/iss21/HousingSustainingCommunitiesintheWestCorkIslands.pdf (Accessed: 15 February 2023)
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