Property trends may lead to ‘unsustainable’ commutes - ESRI

New report warns prices could force Dublin buyers to seek housing beyond the city

Property market trends could revive the ‘unsustainable’ boom-era practice of long-distance commuting between Dublin and its hinterland, a new ESRI report has warned. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Property market trends could revive the ‘unsustainable’ boom-era practice of long-distance commuting between Dublin and its hinterland, a new ESRI report has warned. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Property market trends could revive the “unsustainable” boom-era practice of long-distance commuting between Dublin and its hinterland, a new report has warned.

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) said lower prices outside Dublin and Central Bank loan caps could force households to seek housing beyond the capital.

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