By Suzanne Pender
ALL TDs in the Carlow Kilkenny constituency are being urged to “stand up for renters and support Sinn Féin’s Ban on Rent Increases Bill” when it comes before the Dáil next Thursday.
“This is a vitally important piece of legislation that will make a real difference for renters who are pushed to the pin of their collar with rising rents,” said Sinn Féin deputy Kathleen Funchion
“Earlier this week, the ESRI published a report highlighting the impact of high rents on increased commutes for working people. It confirms that ‘city workers often face a choice between paying high housing costs to live close to work or making long commutes from areas with lower costs of accommodation’.
“Last December, the Dáil passed Sinn Féin’s Rent Freeze Bill with support from Fianna Fáil and the Green Party. The bill we are tabling next week would allow rents to fall and ban any future rent increases for three years.
“If Fianna Fáil and the Green Party are serious about protecting renters, they will support our bill.
“I am calling on all TDs in the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency to do the right thing: stand up for renters and vote in favour of the Ban on Rent Increases Bill on Thursday,” concluded deputy Funchion.