Rent Controls: Nation’s renters in new landscape

Some hailed the government’s new housing plan as a step in the right direction, but it has also drawn criticism - from tenants and landlords

18th December, 2016

When it comes to the housing crisis, the government has been plagued with criticism over its lack of decisive action.

In assessing the merits of the rental strategy unveiled by housing minister Simon Coveney last week, both critics and proponents of the plan seemed impressed that at least someone was willing to take action, and – in the ensuing showdown with Fianna Fáil – stick to their guns.

But Coveney’s plan has critics...

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