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30% year on year increase in homelessness – private rental market protections needed

Labour housing spokesperson said the 30% increase in homelessness in the past year is deeply concerning. Calling for the implementation of an emergency eviction ban and a rent freeze, Senator Moynihan said every step must be taken to stop people entering homelessness from the private rental market. Senator Moynihan said: “The lack of affordable homes…

24 June 2022

Time to end blanket ban on pets in rented accommodation

Labour’s Renters’ Rights Bill would end restrictions on renters Marking Dog Friendly Ireland Day, Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has called for a ban on landlords prohibiting pets in rented accommodation. Labour’s Renters’ Rights Bill would end this blanket ban on pets which would enable renters to make their house their home. Senator Moynihan said:…

24 June 2022

Enough is enough – emergency eviction ban needed

HAP limits must be revised Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said the number of people living in homeless is a shameful inditement of government housing policy. With a record number of young people living in homessless, Senator Moynihan said without proper protections for people in the private rental market, Ireland will continue to experience record…

29 April 2022

Urgent action to combat prospect of rising interest rates needed now says Nash

Labour finance spokesperson, Ged Nash has today (Tuesday, 26th April) said a real plan to combat an imminent and sharp rise in variable mortgage interest rates is urgently needed to assist up to 450,000 homeowners. His call comes amid growing speculation that the European Central Bank will increase interest rates before the end of 2022….

26 April 2022

ESRI report points to need for time-limited targeted measures for rental market

Labour committed to three year rent freeze Time for entire country to be declared RPZ for limited period Govt must increase cost rental supply Responding to the ESRI report published this morning, Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has called for a series of time limited rent stabilisations and controls to ease the rental crisis. Senator…

12 April 2022

Prospect of eviction from Richmond Road studios must be wake up call for Government and Dublin City Council

Labour Party Arts spokesperson Senator Marie Sherlock, Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello and Dublin City Councillors Jane Horgan Jones and Declan Meenagh have called on the Government and Dublin City Council to step up supports for artistic workspaces amid eviction threats against a successful, not-for-profit arts studio in North Dublin City. Speaking in the Seanad…

06 April 2022

Every household must be offered best possible deal on their Electricity and Gas

– Energy Minister must call on CRU to act to protect consumers – Labour Bill would tackle the ‘loyalty penalty’ Raising with the Minister for Energy the soaring prices for electricity and gas, Labour Enterprise spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin called on Minister Ryan to meet with the regulator and ensure every household is offered the…

31 March 2022

State intervention needed in nationwide housing crisis

With ordinary people continuing to be priced out of buying a home, Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has called for targeted state intervention to bridge the affordability gap in the housing market. Senator Moynihan said government must commit to increasing state investment in direct build housing to balance the housing market as the state is…

28 March 2022

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