Call for protection for renters to be extended until the end of the year – Newstalk

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin says protection for renters needs to be extended until the end of the year.

Rents are to remain frozen and evictions banned beyond the original deadline of July 20th.

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien says he is also working with department officials and the Attorney-General on long-term solutions.

It comes amid reports of a legal battle between Minister O’Brien and the Attorney-General over plans to extend the rents freeze to later in the year.

But Deputy O’Brion told Newstalk Breakfast more certainty is needed.

“We are three days out from when the ban on evictions is to end and we don’t know for long it’s going to be extended and on what grounds.

“And that creates huge uncertainty both for tenants and for landlords.

“I’ve argued for some time that the ban needs to be extended, not just till October, but to the end

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