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Dublin Rental Investigator tweetz:

Are DAFT facilitating landlords hiding the location of properties? New regulations governing the advertising of rental property must include a provision for the inclusion of the Eircode. What’s to gain from hiding “Newly Refurbished/BER Exempt’ property locations? #RaiseTheRoof


Seanad Eireann

Anon writes:

There are growing calls for all NUI graduates who have not registered for the Seanad elections to do so. Here’s the thing. I am a graduate of NUI – they awarded me a diploma (in absentia) and sent a very impressive conferring parchment by post.

The Constitution provides for Seanad seats to be elected by the graduates of NUI in a dedicated constituency.

It is silent as to whether the franchise is restricted to graduates awarded primary degrees, nor does it appear to mention recipients of postgrad awards. The NUI registration process however, requires the applicant to specify the details of the primary degree awarded.

This appears to be custom & practice within NUI rather than a stipulation mandated in the underlying legislation. Are there any constitutional lawyers in the house?



Anon adds:

Answering my own question: 7.—(1) Every person who is a citizen of Ireland and has received a degree (other than an honorary degree) in the National University of Ireland and has attained the age of twenty-one years shall be entitled to be registered as an elector in the register of electors for the National University constituency. [Seanad Electoral (University Members) Act, 1937] Oh, well.



Mark H writes:

There is  no licensing difference in ireland between an electric scooter and a car or motorbike [including insurance and tax] but is this a law that is enforced? Has anyone been charged for driving an electric scooter without a licence/insurance?



Dublin Decoded Tours writes:

Look at that plastic tat on this gorgeous old building. Can we have some basic rules please?


Last night.

Via Boards.ie

The Department of Social Protection is using dirty tactics to cut people off Disability Allowance by sending letters dated up to two weeks previous with a 21 day deadline to have them returned and despite recorded deliveries of return later claim they never received it. Instantly suspend and then reinstate claiming it was found.

Take a look at the above for a person I recently helped with this. Who received another letter this morning. There’s no mention either of withdrawal of disability allowance in the first letter. First letter received 27th of November and second on the 16th of December. By the looks of the letter too (barcoded) they appear to be randomly generated.


Disability Allowance (Boards.ie)

Thanks CC

Where is everyone?


Jack Jones writes:

Got a Public Services Card today and there is no longer a chip on it. The Text from the accompanying letter includes the following: ‘ This card does not contain your data electronically on a chip but data is contained in the magnetic strip on the back of the card….’

I am wondering does the change relate to the findings of the DPC [Data Protection Commission]?