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Residential Rents Increase must be an election issue –Councillor Denise Mitchell

3 February, 2016 - by Denise Mitchell TD

General election candidate for Dublin Bay North Councillor Denise Mitchell has said that the increase in residential rents must be an election issue.

Speaking from Donnycarney today as the election was called she said,

“It comes as no surprise that Residential Rents have reached a Seven year high in quarter 3 2015. 

I deal with so many families who are living on the breadline because of an increase in rents. 

Many families have ended up homeless as they cannot meet the financial demands placed on them by some landlords.

Rents in Dublin for houses are almost double than that in the rest of the country at €1,408 and has increased by 9.3% in 2015.

This is not sustainable.  Labour and Fine Gael had five years to address the trend in increasing rents and they chose to ignore it.

We have over 1,500 hundred children today staying in emergency accommodation, hardly the legacy of a successful government.

Sinn Féin have committed to the building of 100,000 social housing units as well as rent certainty.

I am asking any families living in private rented accommodation to make this an election issue and to call out all election candidates across the board on this and demand fairness for all.” End

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