Residential Tenancies Bill a step forward but nowhere near enough

Residential Tenancies Bill a step forward but nowhere near enough

10 The reality is that the private rental sector is now a significant housing option – either by choice or of necessity – for people from all backgrounds, demographics and income levels. Social Democrats Political Director and Local Election candidate for...
Four SocDems candidates standing for South Dublin County Council

Four SocDems candidates standing for South Dublin County Council

00 “Social Democrats local election candidates are running on a platform of strong support for local public services, accountability and democracy.” Four Social Democrats candidates have been nominated for the upcoming local elections to South Dublin County...
Cuckoo Funds Building Nest-Eggs at Expense of Renters

Cuckoo Funds Building Nest-Eggs at Expense of Renters

01 “The current housing crisis will grow exponentially if those currently in rental accommodation continue to be priced out of their homes. Other cities across the world manage to have vibrant rental sectors where people live securely and with rent certainty – there...
SocDems back call for Central Bank restrictions on moneylenders

SocDems back call for Central Bank restrictions on moneylenders

“It is downright wrong and unfair that the Central Bank is still allowing interest rates of up to 287% to be legally charged by licensed money lenders.” The Social Democrats have backed calls for the Central Bank to bring in strict controls on licensed money...
Central Bank ignoring the plight of long-term renters

Central Bank ignoring the plight of long-term renters

“The effect of trapping long-term renters in high rents is that the mortgage rules are actually inflating the rental market and driving up housing costs for a huge cohort of the population.” The Social Democrats spokesperson on Consumer Affairs and Political...