Coveney gets rent control go-ahead in deal with FF

Minister knocks back opposition bid to link increases to consumer price index

15th December, 2016
Simon Coveney explaining his housing strategy. Pic: RollingNews.ie

The row between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil over the rental strategy had seen the Dáil debate on the new planning and rent bill cancelled earlier today.

However, a deal has now been reached between the two parties and the Dáil is discussing the bill this afternoon, with votes to be taken later.

Fianna Fáil had been looking to get this rent increase limit dropped to two per cent,...

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