Apartment Kids

1 x 52'

In Ireland we're accustomed to seeing children playing in the concrete yards of inner city flat complexes. Now there's a new phenomenon, a generation of children growing up isolated in 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 the inner cities 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.

An RTÉ Production