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Dublin estate agent advert

One hundred per cent.

On a war footing: How the biggest parties want to tackle the housing crisis (Sean Keyes, The Currency)

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.

eoin writes;

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

Seven tenants.

Three chairs.

Apartment Share, Sherrif Street, Dublin 1 (Daft)


Edelweiss, Woodley Park, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin (Daft)


Via Daft:

“Lovely SELF CONTAINED BEDROOM available for rent in the foothills of the Dublin mountains. The double room is equipped with Fridge, Microwave, Toaster and Electric Kettle. There is also full use of your own Private Bathroom.

There will be NO ACCESS to the main kitchen.”


Kiltipper Rise, Kiltipper Gate, Tallaght, Dublin 24 (Daft)

Thanks Daisy Chainsaw

We Are 900,000

A campaigning start-up for the one in five who will spend this evening in a Crying Chair or on a sofa watching BBC 2’s Rick Stein’s Road To Mexico with the ‘old dears’.

Mark Dempsey writes:

We are a group of Designers, Writers and Activists that live and rent in Dublin City. We have witnessed first hand the broad spectrum impact rising rents are having on people’s daily lives.

Whether that is the stress and strain of finding affordable accommodation within your budget or worried about the impact of rising rents on a fixed income, the worry of falling into homelessness or experiencing a job loss due an inability to find suitable affordable accommodation.

Weare900000.ie is a non-profit startup with the aim creating a grassroots movement of people in rental accommodation in the Republic Ireland that will work toward effecting positive change in government policy to create a fair, sustainable and affordable rental market over the longer term.

There is roughly 900,000 people in rental accommodation in the Republic of Ireland with roughly 500,000 people in their 20s and 30s living with their parents. There is no single direct representative group engaging these constituencies into positive action to have their long term rental and housing needs met.

The goal of this project is to digitally engage these constituencies and consolidate them around rental policy to reach a critical mass of people that will facilitate us engaging with government as a group to have asymmetric government policy put to an end.

We need a rental market that offers security of tenure and sustainable affordable rents, if we are to have a fully functioning society and economy over the longer term.

As such, we have a newly launched sign up website )al lonk below) that is in stage 1of a 3 stage process which will be developed into an information and digital platform for people who rent or intend to rent in this country.

You’re on notice, landlords.

*double locks door*



Are you looking for a decent gaff?

Do you seek a decent houseshare?

Are you a decent landlord?

Decent Gaffs is a new, completely FREE service for those renting a room/houseshare.

OR for those seeking a room/houseshare.

Your free ad will appear daily on Broadsheet and be mulled over by literally thousands of prospective landlords and tenants.

Broadcaster Laura Gaynor, whose flat-hunting experiences, prompted Decent Gaffs, will compile a daily list of tenants and landlords looking to hook up.

Consider it a Tinder Grinder lonely hearts column for the letting market

‘Laura’s List’ will appear on the site at midday Monday-Friday.

So if you are looking for a place, this is how you can frame your ad (real examples).

Freddie, 21, looking for house/apartment for three people around Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin area. Hard-working, non-party people working in film industry. Honest and reliable, love animals. Can film your wedding and events.  Can pay: 2,500

Shligo Shtunner, 20, Male, 36 YouTube subscriber, intellectually average, lives single at home with parents, dreams of becoming a professional gamer in an appropriately sized apartment in Sligo containing at least 1 normal sized bedroom, owned by a normal sized landlord. Can pay: €700

Irish lass early 20’s, artsy soul, hails from the north, looking to rent in Dublin city, comes with class banana bread, Can pay: 550 – 650

Send your ad to Broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Decent Gaffs/tenant’

If you are renting a room or a houseshare please contact Broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Decent Gaffs/renting’.

(Before 11am Mon-Fri. No fee)

Thanks Laura