Local authorities must tackle slum landlords

5th November, 2017

RTÉ deserves maximum praise for its investigative documentary last week on slum landlords. The documentary – Nightmare to Let – highlighted in forensic detail the dangerously overcrowded accommodation in the private rental sector and the litany of fire-safety breaches in a variety of premises across the country.

The documentary contained footage of one building that had more than 60 tenants, and others in which the beds were so closely stacked that it was impossible...

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