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# rent freeze

This year
Cian O'Callaghan: Owners of vacant properties should either use it, rent it or sell it
The Social Democrats’ housing spokesperson says there can be no justification for leaving thousands of homes lying empty.
Opinion: Shouldn't protest art provoke exactly the response we've seen this week?
Art History and Cultural Policy Associate Professor, Dr Emily Mark-FitzGerald, looks at the controversy this week around a reworked famine-era eviction scene.
Last year
Poll: Do you want to see a rent freeze?
Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to introduce one in Scotland.
Nicola Sturgeon pledges rent freeze to tackle ‘humanitarian emergency’
The Scottish First Minister announced the measure as she outlined her Government’s plans for the coming year
All time
Rent freeze and eviction ban extended to 1 August
The emergency measure mean tenants cannot be forced to leave a property, and rent increases are prohibited.
Rent freeze to be extended beyond 20 July
It is understood a memo will go to Cabinet on Monday to approve the measures.
Rent freeze and eviction ban to be extended, says Housing Minister
Murphy said new legislation would not be needed for the extension.
Extending rent freeze might have to be considered, says Taoiseach
He said a decision on any extension to the emergency measures will be made in a few weeks time.
Rent freeze is constitutional according to past legal advice, says Alan Kelly
Labour leadership candidate Alan Kelly said that he received the advice when he was housing minister.
Fianna Fáil says position that a rent freeze is unconstitutional has not changed since the election
The issue of a rent freeze was discussed with the Green Party.
Berlin's rent freeze has yet to come into effect, but it's dividing opinion
The city’s rent freeze was approved by Berlin’s Parliament on 30 January.
No rent freeze under FF government as party states it would be unconstitutional
Fianna Fáil has been legally advised against ‘a flat rent freeze’.
Martin says rents need to be controlled, but won't commit to a rent freeze if in power
A recent poll shows that 60% of people are in favour of the proposed rent freeze bill.
Over 60% of Irish people back rent freeze bill, new survey finds
The Bill passed in its first stage in the Dáíl earlier this month.
Dáil passes Sinn Féin bill proposing immediate rent freeze
The Rent Freeze (Fair Rent) Bill 2019 was brought forward by Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin.
Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution
David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says Eoghan Murphy may be proven wrong on the rent freeze bill
Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation
The bill would see rents frozen for the next three years.
Poll: Would you support a three-year rent freeze in Ireland?
The Dáil is set to debate legislation proposed by Sinn Féin today.
Sinn Féin are pushing for a rent freeze next week, and asking for Fianna Fáil's help
“The Rent Pressure Zones are not working,” housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said.
Could a rent freeze work in Ireland - and what effect would it have?
Rents have increased once again despite 10% more rental properties coming onto the market, according to a report.
'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400
Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil hit out at Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil.
Berlin backs five-year rent freeze to tackle rising rents
Only social housing and new builds that have not been let out would be exempt under the move.
Opposition parties call for rent freeze, but Leo says it would be too expensive
Parties are calling for a rent freeze of up to three years.
Given up on owning your own home? Most people have
Three in ten tenants also fear losing their houses.
This week’s vital property news: Rent freezes and the homeless crisis loom large
Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.
Opinion: Rent controls ARE a viable option in calming Ireland's housing crisis
Some commentators who dismiss rent controls as being counter-productive are actually talking about rent freezes – an entirely different scheme.