A Polish couple living in Galway will share their story of constantly moving, and spiraling rents since they moved here five years ago in a new RTÉ documentary airing this evening.

‘Broke’ is a documentary on RTÉ One following people struggling during the cost of living crisis as they do their best to survive at a time of rising food, energy and housing bills.

Patrycja Cichocka and Ryszard Cichocki and their two boys moved to Galway in 2017. Since then they have had to move house five times, with their rent almost doubling from €850 a month to €1500 a month.

As renters on a low wage, they worry about the future should they have to move again, as prices continue to rise in Galway.

Their eldest son has just finished college, and is desperately seeking accommodation in Galway city with some friends.

Patrycja adds that she lives in constant fear, because the cost of rent keeps going up.

‘Broke’ airs on RTÉ One this evening at 9:35pm.


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