Thursday May 28, 2020

Off message: A new low in the rental crisis

Tenants are being exploited so badly in Dublin that the recent sex-for-rent story shouldn’t surprise us. The real scandal is that so little is being done to fix the rental crisis

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

22nd September, 2019
The cranes seen all over the city function as a slap across the face to anyone in Dublin finding it hardgoing PIc: Rollingnews

I wasn’t surprised to read earlier in the week of the Dublin landlord who offered his tenant rent-free accommodation in exchange for providing him with sexual services. Solidarity–People Before Profit TD Ruth Coppinger brought up the matter in the Dáil, urging the government to gather statistics on people who had experienced such propositions, and to take action on landlords who sought to exploit their tenants.

Coppinger’s speech, and the...

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