Saturday January 18, 2020

New letting rules are likely to achieve little

Why did the government turn down a common-sense enforcement system for short-term letting and replace it with an inferior one?

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

4th August, 2019

Sometimes in politics, a government wants to be seen to be ‘doing something’ - without actually achieving anything.

A government working group was set up containing experienced public servants from the Department of Housing, the Department of Tourism and Transport, the Residential Tenancies Board, Fáilte Ireland and An Bord Pleanála.

The officials in the group acknowledged that home-sharing provided homeowners with extra income to pay their mortgages and boosted...

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