Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Fur farm-hating grim reapers greet returning TDs afte the Dáil Summer recess.
Social Democrats TD Róisín Shortall and the party’s political director Anne Marie McNally on the plinth at Leinster House
Outside Leinster House.
Social Democrats TD Roisin Shortall has called for an immediate rent freeze nationwide.
In a statement, Ms Shortall said:
“One of the worst effects of the housing crisis is that more and more people are relying on private rental accommodation. Rents are at record levels. According to DAFT, rents nationwide have risen by 75% since 2011 and are now 27% higher than their 2008 peak.”
The party’s political director Anne Marie McNally said:
“The Government needs to intervene now to stop rents sky-rocketing any further. We have to end this exploitation of renters and those priced out of the housing market. That objective should start with an inescapable nationwide rent freeze now.”
The Dáil resumes this afternoon, following the summer recess, with Leaders’ Questions starting at 2pm.
Proceedings can be watched live here.
Pic: Social Democrats