Daft is helping to connect doctors and nurses working on the frontline in Irish hospitals with free places to stay during the Covid-19 crisis.


Are you a doctor or nurse looking for accommodation?

If you are a registered doctor or nurse working in Irish hospitals you can now apply for free accommodation. Daft is partnering with large companies to source suitable accommodation as many of their staff have left Ireland leaving their housing empty. They are now offering them for free to doctors and nurses working in Irish hospitals. We have also opened this up to other property owners across the country so that we can source as many temporary homes as possible. You can send an enquiry directly on the ad details page on our desktop or mobile site (not yet available on apps).

This is a new project and we hope to extend to all healthcare heroes in other hospital roles soon so please stay tuned for that.


What you get

A clean and safe entire house or apartment so that you can self-isolate outside of hospitals safely for free

Free Short-term Contents Insurance cover of €10,000 from Liberty Insurance 

The option to have a free Swiftcourt Digital Contract with your host, which is legally compliant and easy

for both parties to complete during this period of social distancing 

More information about this project

Our doctors and nurses are on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic and they need our help! The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) and HSE have asked medical staff to no longer share accommodation to limit any potential spread of the virus. This means they are in urgent need of safe and secure housing so they can continue to do the critical work for us all.

Over the last few weeks many people have left the city in order to self-isolate in other counties and countries leaving numerous empty homes across the country. Daft has reached out to many companies and are asking them to identify any employees that are willing to temporarily donate their empty accommodation to our healthcare heroes. We are are also asking anyone with an empty property to please contact us so we can help you offer it on Daft.ie. We know that there are many roles that are critical to run a hospital but as this is a new project it is at first limited to doctors and nurses. We hope to extend this service to all our healthcare heroes as soon as possible. If you would like to know more about this please contact us with the form below.


A message from Daft's CEO

“Ireland's healthcare workers are doing an amazing job and we want to support them in anyway we can. Our team are working day and night sourcing rent-free apartments for our frontline healthcare workers. We hope to partner with as many companies as possible so that all doctors and nurses will have a safe space to stay in during this difficult time."


Eamonn Fallon, CEO of Daft.ie



Offer Your Property

If you have a property that you would like to offer for free to frontline healthcare professionals please send us a message on this form and we'll contact you or email us on housingheroes@daft.ie 

Please note this only applies to entire properties and must comply with high cleanliness and safety standards.

Free Short-term Contents Insurance

Liberty Insurance has joined the #HousingHeroes project and is now offering our doctors and nurses free short-term contents insurance.

  • This offer only applies to doctors and nurses availing of the Housing Heroes initiative with properties secured through Daft.ie

  • It includes contents cover of  €10,000 and unspecified risks cover of €1500. There is no option to amend these amounts or add extra cover

  • This policy will lapse after 3 months and no renewal details will be issued and it will not be possible to renew the policy 

Liberty Seguros, Compania de Seguros Y Reaseguros, S.A, trading as Liberty Insurance is authorised by the General Directorate of Insurance and Pension Funds in Spain and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland for conduct of business rules. 

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