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Rent freezes on the agenda as Fianna Fáil seeks to win back tenants


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The issue is sure to be centre stage when Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meet to discuss policy next week. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins

The issue is sure to be centre stage when Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meet to discuss policy next week. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins

The issue is sure to be centre stage when Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meet to discuss policy next week. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins

Rent freezes for hard-pressed tenants could soon be introduced with Fianna Fáil set to drop its opposition to the controversial policy.

During the General Election campaign, Fianna Fáil insisted rent freezes were not legally possible and would interfere with property rights.

However, following its first day of government formation talks with the Green Party, it is now considering the introduction of short-term caps on rents.