Extending rent freeze might have to be considered, says Taoiseach – TheJournal.ie

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EXTENDING THE RENT freeze and the temporary ban on evictions might have to be considered, according to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. 

Speaking to reporters at the HSE Dublin Covid-19 response hub in Granegorman today, Varakar said “no decision” on whether to extend the emergency measures has been made at this stage.

He said a lot of things were put in place for a 12-week period, such as welfare supports, rent caps and a ban on evictions. 

The Taoiseach said this was “done on the anticipation that this pandemic would last for less than 12 weeks”. 

“If it goes on for longer we will have to consider extending a lot of those different temporary actions,” he said, adding that it is not a decision that will be made now. 

He said a decision on any extensions will be made

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