A new bill to freeze evictions of tenants left cash-strapped by the pandemic has been branded “an attack on renters”.
The law was brought to the Dail on Tuesday by new Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien.
It will replace a blanket ban on evictions and rent hikes with one limited to tenants who have lost income due to Covid-19.
However opposition TDs blasted it as full of loopholes for landlords and claimed it will result in a new wave of family homelessness in the midst of the virus crisis.
Sinn Fein TD Eoin O Broin at a Dail sititng at the Convention Centre (Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins)
Sinn Fein’s Eoin O Broin launched a scathing attack on the bill.
“It’s an attack on renters,” he said. “It would result in increasing levels of homelessness,
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