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Sinn Féin ‘would attempt to change constitution to allow rent freeze’

Eoin Ó Broin criticises Fianna Fáil’s response to legal advice deeming the measure unconstitutional

Killian Woods

Business reporter

@killianwoods
22nd January, 2020
Eoin Ó Broin: “If constitutional change is required to ensure renters don't have to pay exorbitant rents, then that is what will have to happen.” Picture: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Sinn Féin has said it would propose to change the constitution to enact a rent freeze if it was advised that the measure was unconstitutional.

Eoin Ó Broin, the party’s housing spokesman, was responding to legal advice published by Fianna Fáil yesterday. Darren Lehane, a barrister, said a rent freeze would restrict the rental property owners’ constitutional rights and would be “disproportionate”.

Ó Broin indicated he...

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