Dublin, Ireland, Aug 15, 2019 / 16:29 pm
A representative from an Irish Catholic charity has warned that discrimination against immigrants in the private housing market has forced more people to pursue public housing.
The housing market in Ireland is "unbelievably difficult" for immigrants, said Danielle McLaughlin, a policy officer for Crosscare, a Catholic charity which aids the homeless.
McLaughlin said many immigrants face discrimination in the rental market and workplace, according to RTÉ News. She also said they receive lower wages because of a lack of language proficiency and qualifications.
Many immigrants have encountered a poor quality of accommodation or exploitation efforts by a landlord, she said.