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Varadkar’s government moves to end the law banning eviction of tenants

Dublin: The Varadkar government has made the desperate decision to evict thousands of tenants from their homes and put them on the streets. According to reports, the government is moving to end the eviction ban that was brought in during the COVID-19 era by imposing a ban on the forced eviction of tenants. There is information that the government is implementing a law to phase out the ban by June.

Despite widespread opposition, various organisations are concerned that the government will decide to evict the tenants. Thousands of people have already been served with notices to vacate their homes. This decision will lead to all of them. There is concern that they will end up on the street.

The number of families with children in emergency shelters has reached an all-time high. It is also stated that due to a lack of alternative accommodations, this crisis will become extremely acute.

Law that brought relief to thousands.

Many people were relieved by the Anti-Eviction Act. The government is nearing a decision not to renew this law, which expires in March. Although no final decision has been made, it is expected that the eviction ban will be lifted. Darragh O’Brien, the Minister for Housing, met with the three leaders of the ruling party yesterday to discuss the issue.

Some in the administration are concerned about lifting the ban. Green Party TDs Neasa Hourigan and Patrick Costello have said that completely lifting the ban would be problematic. They argued that lifting the ban at a time when the number of Ukrainian refugees is growing would result in a significant increase in the number of homeless people.

With criticism, Fr. Peter Mc Verry and Simon Community

Homelessness campaigner Fr. Peter Mc Verry, including Sinn Fein, came forward with severe criticism. The eviction ban was very effective, said Fr. Peter Mc Verry said. It forbade large numbers of people to be homeless. He repeatedly demanded that the ban be extended.

Mc Verry accused the government of siding with the wealthy, international investment funds, and banks seeking to increase rents. There are far too many people living in apartments with extremely low rents. They’ll all be out on the streets. He requested that this not be permitted.

Wayne Stanley, Simon Community’s executive director, said the ban on evictions still continues. Homelessness was reduced as a result of prohibition. There would have been a huge crisis in terms of homelessness if the ban had not been imposed.

Sinn Féin described it as a planned disaster.

Sinn Féin accused the government’s move of being a planned disaster. Party spokesman Pearse Doherty also called for the ban to be extended until the end of the year.

Fine Gael, Fianna Fail, and the Green parties do not understand this predicament. They think that if the ban is lifted, everything will be fine. That is incorrect. The same situation exists now that the ban has been imposed. The rising cost of living is causing hardship for the average person. Meanwhile, the government’s move is causing the housing crisis. The government speaks on behalf of landlords and international investors.

The Prime Minister said that no final decision has been taken.

Prime Minister Leo Varadkar stated that the government will decide on further action only after weighing the benefits and drawbacks of the current eviction ban. Varadkar said that no decision has yet been made on whether to continue the eviction ban. He wants this decision to be based on the greater good of the public.

Varadkar said the number of people in emergency accommodation had increased every month since the ban was introduced. “It’s disheartening,” Varadkar said.

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