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Renting forever: feasible or fallacy?

Posted on April 28, 2019 by Lorcan Sirr

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There are many issues with the private rental sector (PRS) in Ireland, including: its use as de facto social housing through the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) scheme; a low rate of independent inspections of standards; the lack of a definition of overcrowding in the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulation 2017 at a time when overcrowding in rented accommodation is becoming prevalent; the absence of a deposit protection scheme despite one having been in the legislation since 2015; …

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Homes for All

Posted on April 07, 2019 by PJ Drudy


Purchasing or renting a home on the market is an impossible dream for many. It would be foolish to rely on the private sector to reduce the current inflated house prices or rents. The government, Local Authorities,  Housing Associations and Co-operastives must play a much more active role in increasing supply.  In order to avoid the problems of the past, Governments must also carefully evaluate any existing or planned incentives. Tax holidays for multinational or Irish landlords cannot be …

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