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Bad policy will not control prices and stop rent hikes

Circumvention is better than cure, and here’s how you might do it

29th November, 2015
Landlords who haven’t raised rents in the last year ought to give notice of intention to do so now

I have often wished that I could lay off the costs of my own errors on somebody else. Sadly, I have had to absorb them, which is utterly normal. This isn’t the case if you are a law maker: you can lay off costs for all sorts of people at the stroke of a pen and bear none of the consequences. Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly did this expertly with the ‘new deal for...

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