Queues At Heathfield Estate In Ballincollig Described As 'The Hunger Games For Housing'

Nearly 100 cars were parked outside the new housing development on Saturday

Over 35 cars were parked at the estate from Friday night, with people scrambling to put down a deposit on one of the new housing units.

The 210 houses are a mix of three-bed and four-bed units, starting from €325,000 and ranging all the way up to €515,000.

The demand comes after the latest figures revealed a 60% rise in the average house prices in Cork since its lowest point in 2013.

Speaking on the Neil Prendeville Show on Cork's RedFM, local resident and City Council Candidate Ciara Kennedy says there were mixed feelings of elation and desperation:

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