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A Huge Number Of Irish Adults Are 'Moving Back In With Mammy'

By James Fenton

April 13, 2017 at 9:49am


A huge number of Irish adults are moving back in with their parents, according to new research conducted by Savills estate agency. 

The so-called 'boomerang generation' feel there is no other option due to the high cost of rent and a shortage of available properties to buy.

According to the Irish Independent, 132,500 married couples now live with an adult over the age of 20. 

This represents around 25% of married couples. The phenomenon has led to a decrease in older couples downsizing their homes as they need the space to continue to house their children. 

Director of research at Savills, John McCartney, said:

"Adult children are taking longer to fly the nest due to high house prices and rents.

"This trend is particularly evident in less affluent areas where family money may not be available to help young adults on to the housing ladder."

Are you part of the 'boomerang generation' going back to live with your parents? Or have you yet to fly the nest at all? It looks like you're not alone.

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