Wednesday 28 September 2016

Howlin 'confident' of agreement on rent reforms

Brendan Furlong

Published 17/10/2015 | 02:30

Brendan Howlin with residents Josh and Mary Fortune and their children Bláthnaid and Keela in their new house at Parkton Mews in Enniscorthy
Brendan Howlin with residents Josh and Mary Fortune and their children Bláthnaid and Keela in their new house at Parkton Mews in Enniscorthy

Discussions are ongoing at senior Government level to bring a satisfactory conclusion to proposals to solve the rent crisis.

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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.

Irish Independent

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