We don’t need an inquiry to put an end to rental hellholes. We just need people in local government, from the Minister down, to do their jobs

No one in 21st century Ireland should live in a squalid, bunk-filled hellhole

5th November, 2017
RTE' sPrime Time show last week highlighted some of the worst living conditions in the state

The words “shocking”, “shameful” and “scandalous” are so often thrown about in public discourse that they sometimes lose their true meaning. But all three apply to the facts uncovered by Thursday’s Prime Time Investigates programme on the subhuman conditions that exist in some darker corners of the private rental market.

I felt deep, deep shame as an Irish citizen when I saw a young Polish immigrant describing...

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