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07th Nov 2018

WATCH: This clip from Blindboy’s new TV show on the housing crisis is excellent

Rudi Kinsella


The show is called Blindboy Undestroys the World.

Blindboy Boatclub, of Rubberbandits fame, is no stranger to talking about the housing crisis in Ireland.

The Limerick native has been extremely vocal about the issue, and clearly feels pretty strongly about the whole thing.

In this clip from his new show on BBC, Blindboy examines young people in the UK who can not afford to rent accommodation.

Blindboy meets a young man who lives outside a van, a guy who essentially lives in a cupboard, and a woman whose small apartment looks all too familiar for Irish people who have tried to rent in recent times.

Although these are all examples in the UK, many Irish people will be able to relate to it.

The show is only available to watch in the UK at the minute, but is expected to come to Ireland soon.

Here’s how the show was described in a press release from the BBC:

With a combination of investigative reporting and absurdism, anarchic polemist Blindboy from The Rubberbandits leaves Limerick to unpack the housing crisis. From dodgy landlords to the multinationals, he seeks to expose the stark reality of being a millennial simply looking for a place to call home.

He explores how it is possible for some landlords to prey on the vulnerable to developers who manipulate the system, how it is possible for money launderers to invest their money in swanky Mayfair property, to the Government policy that gave birth to Generation Rent.

With a unique mixture of irreverent commentary, absurdism, secret filming and a band of undercover reporters, Blindboy seeks to expose the socially corrupt practices that exist in the dark and shady world of property.”

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