When Jessica Boylan started looking for somewhere to rent in Dublin at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, it did not go the way she was expecting.
“We were getting so many replies and so many more places – we could really pick and chose,” she told BBC News NI.
On the face of it, this would seem to be an odd experience in a place ranked among the top five most expensive places to rent in Europe.
However, the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in falling rental costs.
The 26-year-old accountant is originally from Dublin, but spent some time away in Canada and had recently been living at home to save money.
She and her partner have now moved into new accommodation in the East Wall area near the centre of the city.
“Before, for some of the places we were looking at it would have been around €1,600 (£1,430) for
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