Only bombs destroy a city more quickly than rent controls
The Attorney General has cleared the way for temporary rent controls to stabilise the market and help those who have been hit with repeated increases.
It's thought that rent increases will be linked to inflation and Minister Alan Kelly is expected to seek Cabinet approval for the measures over the next few weeks.
If rental prices are going up, that only means that there is a scarcity of available homes to let. The only sensible way to tackle the issue is either to reduce demand or to increase supply, or both. Controlling rents would have the very opposite effect.