Dublin: So far, 170,000 people have applied for Rent Credit to assist tenant families. This scheme will provide 500 euros. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar stated in the Dáil that he would try to raise this amount in the future. “Many people are still having difficulty paying their rent.” “The majority of people in Ireland are in rent pressure zones.” According to the prime minister, rents in these areas increased by 3.8% last year.
At the same time, Sinn Fein came out with a fierce attack on the government. Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald accused the percentage of rent increases across the country to be in double digits. People are all caught in the rent trap.
Rent can cost up to €48,000 per year for some. They said a room the size of a car parking space costs up to €1,800 a month in rent.
All of this is due to the government’s failed housing policy. For three years, rents should be frozen. Renters should be given a refundable tax credit. The Sinn Fein leader also demanded that the ban on evictions be extended until the end of the year.
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