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

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
RTE' sPrime Time show last week highlighted some of the worst living conditions in the state

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

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 how it was to live in a...

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