June 19, 2020
One month extension of rental protections not enough – Eoin Ó Broin TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing, Eoin Ó Broin TD, has criticised the government for only extending the ban on rent increases and evictions by one month. 

Teachta Ó Broin said: “I am deeply disappointed that the government has only announced a one-month extension to the ban on rent increases and evictions.

“This falls far short of the length of time needed to ensure renters are protected. 

“Minister Murphy had the power to extend it by a full three months and chose not to. 

“It is Sinn Féin’s view that these protections should be extended until at least the end of the year. 

“The ban currently in place has dramatically reduced the number of families entering homeless services. 

“It has also protected tenants who have lost employment who may have had trouble meeting rental costs.  

“We need this ban extended and we need to see a debt resolution mechanism established.” 

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

I am determined to build a brighter future for all our young people, where they have the support and opportunities to achieve whatever they set their minds to.

I was privileged to speak to a room full of kind and articulate young people who have been involved in mentoring and…

Kingsmill families are entitled to truth – @GerryKellyMLA http://vote.sinnfein.ie/kingsmill-families-are-entitled-to-truth-kelly/

Number of patients waiting on an appointment date grew by 7,000 in March - @davidcullinane

"Stephen Donnelly can publish as many plans as he wants, but without adequate funding to increase capacity they are just meaningless words on paper."

Sinn Féin welcome scrapping of disability Green Paper – @PaulineTullyTD and @Donnchadhol

"The government's Tory-like proposals were never a runner."

Load More