In Ireland, we're accustomed to seeing children playing in the concrete yards of inner city flats complexes. Now there's a new phenomenon: a new generation of children growing up in isolated, suburban apartments that were only ever intended to be starter homes.
During Ireland's boom, buying an apartment was the only option for many young couples. It was never meant to be long term. Now trapped in negative equity, young families have little choice but to raise their children in small spaces, apartments built without children in mind.
Whether they are raised in Dublin's inner city social housing or private suburban complexes, Apartment Kids face distinct and shared challenges. The sociological fallout impacts the children, their parents and the community at large.Back to Factual New Season Highlights Back to RTÉ One Highlights