Barry wants clarity on eviction ban after 5km rule is lifted –

SOLIDARITY TD Mick Barry has called for clarity on the eviction ban following the government’s decision to lift the 5km travel limit.

Cork North-Central TD Mick Barry stated that the blanket ban on evictions and rent increases was linked to the imposition of the 5km travel limit which he said would seem to imply that they would be lifted 10 days after the 5km travel limit eases.

He described Tuesday’s announcement as “silent on the issue of lifting the blanket ban on evictions and rent increases”.

“The ban on evictions has been the most successful Government policy in many years at combatting the rise in the level of homelessness. It should be kept in place.

“Meanwhile, if landlords were able to hike rents by four or five percent in cities like Cork last year, when a ban on rent increases was meant to be in place, you would have to shudder at

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