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How ‘Costa del North Coast’ no longer haven for working class as house rental hits £12k for a week

Only very rich can afford to buy or rent and it will affect employment, tourism expert warns

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Portrush has become a hugely expensive place to buy or rent property

Portrush has become a hugely expensive place to buy or rent property

Worry: Dr Peter Bolan, Director for International Travel and Tourism Management at Ulster University

Worry: Dr Peter Bolan, Director for International Travel and Tourism Management at Ulster University

DUP councillor Philip Anderson

DUP councillor Philip Anderson

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Portrush has become a hugely expensive place to buy or rent property

The north Antrim coast is no longer a place where “hard working people” can afford property or holidays.

Local politicians believe the area in and around Portrush has become so exorbitantly expensive it has priced out all but the elite few, while a tourism expert said the cost of property may even become a barrier to workers who are essential to keep the area’s economy buoyant.


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