Update – 4.36pm: The occupation of the Residential Tenancies Board in Dublin by housing activists has ended.
‘Take Back The City’ staged a sit-in at the RTB’s offices on D’Olier Street this afternoon.
The group claims to have met the board’s director, Rosalind Carroll, to highlight their concerns.
They want to see an independent rental board set up and believe members who are landlords should not be allowed to make decisions on cases.
Michelle Connolly from ‘Take Back The City’ says today’s action follows a number of previous protests:
“One of the things we do as Take Back The City is various agents, various causes of the housing crisis itself.
“So we have done vacant buildings, land hoarding, straight up regular evictions, we’ve done short term tourist lets where we occupied Airbnb, the RTB and some of the processes and some of the ways they work in our view do
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