Howlin 'confident' of agreement on rent reforms
Discussions are ongoing at senior Government level to bring a satisfactory conclusion to proposals to solve the rent crisis.
Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howling said: "I am confident there will be a satisfactory conclusion very shortly."
While the introduction of a new regulator with specific powers to influence the size of rent rises is being considered, Mr Howlin added: "The matter is still being discussed at senior Government level.
"A decision can be expected within a few weeks."
He was officially opening the county's first housing co-operative for families in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford through a partnership between Nabco, Ireland's co-operative housing provider, Wexford County Council and Nama.
The new housing at Parkton Mews in Enniscorthy is the first housing co-operative to be opened in the south-east.