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Debate on Rental Standards

Posted November 8th, 2017

Yesterday in the Dáil we spoke about rental standards during Private Members Business. You can read my contribution below.

I would also like to thank Sinn Fein Deputies for providing the opportunity, this evening, to discuss the appalling revelations regarding breaches of minimum standards in the private rental sector, which were aired in last week’s RTE Investigates documentary.

What we witnessed was horrendous and degrading. No one should have to live like this – no one should be allowed to live like this.

The properties shown have been closed down and the landlord is being pursued, as is only right and proper. It would seem that this was not an accidental breach of standards; rather it would appear to be the wilful and deliberate exploitation of a powerless group of people in our community.

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