New eviction freeze bill branded 'attack on renters' by opposition TDs – Irish Mirror

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)

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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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