From top: a Daft vacancy; Daft owners Eamonn and Brian Fallon
In January, Sinn Féin introduced the Property Services (Advertisement of Unfit Lettings) (Amendment) Bill 2019. It aimed to stop poor quality accommodation – including overcrowded properties – from being advertised online.
We’ll be seeing crying chair-type ads from Daft.ie for some time to come as FF gang up with FG to cynically delay legislation to force Daft to vet ads for legality.
The Shinners tried to introduce their Property Services (Advertisement of Unfit Lettings) (Amendment) Bill 2019. It makes total sense and this was accepted by all, FG and FF included.
But, while FG and FF voted to approve the progress of the Bill, they both voted to delay any further consideration of the Bill for six months.
Meantime, looks like we might have to continue moral suasion on the Fallon brothers, Eamonn and Brian.
Maybe have a polite word with them if you come across them, I’m sure they’re decent people and would be aghast if they knew what sort of ads they’re hosting, and even the €8m dividends wouldn’t merit such despicable standards.
Previously: The Crying Chair on Broadsheet