Could a rent freeze work in Ireland – and what effect would it have? – TheJournal.ie

Ireland’s tallest apartment dock at Capital Dock in Dublin. Image: RollingNews.ie Ireland’s tallest apartment dock at Capital Dock in Dublin. Image: RollingNews.ie

WITH EVERY REPORT published about housing in Ireland comes greater concern that urgent new measures need to be introduced to tackle the rising homeless figures and the rocketing rents across the country. 

The latest statistics came in the form of Daft.ie’s quarterly report on Tuesday, which showed a new record high in the cost of renting in Ireland. The average monthly rent for a property now sits at €1,403 per month.

It reports that the cost of renting has more than doubled since 2010, with some tenants paying as much as 125% more than they would have nine years ago.

Much of the Government’s focus has been on increasing housing supply in a bid to ease pressure on the market and

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