Friday 27 April 2018

Protect the struggling middle class and cap rent charges

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As a Dubliner who has lived on the continent for many years, I wonder why we don't stand up against the rising rent prices.

Rents are going through the roof. Housing is unaffordable. For every flat available, there are 20 couples queuing. There is absolutely no humanity in any of this. The Government is asleep. I pay €1,200 rent for a 1-bed, 45-metre-square place - not even in Dublin city but in Co Dublin.

Try raising the rent in France, and see what happens. Within 24 hours, you'll have 100,000 people protesting on the streets of Paris. Landlords are not even allowed to remove their tenants when they haven't paid their rent for half a year.

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