MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has criticised the television show ‘Cheap Irish Homes’, which featured house prices in County Roscommon on Thursday night’s episode
The show is hosted by Maggie Molloy as she tries to find ‘Ireland’s cheapest homes’.
The episode saw the host help Dublin civil servant Miriam investigate new remote working opportunities as she looked for properties in Roscommon
Her total budget including renovations was €150,000, and she was shown three properties in the county, one in Strokestown, one in Elphin and one in Ballaghaderreen, ranging in price from €90,000 to €120,000.
However, MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan wasn’t impressed and took to Twitter to say: ‘There’s nothing cheap about house prices in Roscommon. They’re just normal. I don’t like this legitimisation of people being ripped off. The programme should be called Fairly Priced Irish Homes.’
Many agreed with his stance. ‘Well said Luke,” said one. “ Those are normal prices, not cheap. We have lost the run of this developer government and their media wing completely.”