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Efforts Underway To Find Free Apartments In Dublin For Doctors And Nurses

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Property website Daft is launching a new initiative to provide free accommodation for doctors and nurses.

It's after a number of large companies in Dublin contacted the property website to say many of their employees apartments are now empty during the crisis.

The property website says it recognises that frontline staff need clean convenient places to stay as they self-isolate outside of hospitals.

The free short-term housing could help ease doctors and nurses concerns of sharing a home with their families or housemates.

Companies involved in the new plan are now looking to see if employee's currently empty apartments can be used to temporarily house healthcare workers during the ongoing crisis. says it hopes to have the details finalised and live on their website next week.

Adam Ferguson, General Manager at, said: "We were approached by one of the tech companies in Dublin.

"A lot of their staff have left and returned home to care for their parents, elderly relatives and just to be at home during the crisis.

"As a result, we became aware that apartments had become free in Dublin - and our typical roles is to match supply and demand with accommodation."

It comes amid reports that doctors and nurses could soon be asked not to live with other people in shared accommodation to stop the spread of the virus.

Health Minister Simon Harris yesterday said that option would be considered only if it is supportive and helpful to healthcare workers.

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