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Focus Ireland calls for rent supplement to be increased

Focus Ireland calls for rent supplement to be increased

Homeless charity Focus Ireland has said that rent supplements need to be increased in order to help tackle the homelessness crisis. Yesterday, marches took place across the country to raise awareness and provide supplies for those who sleep rough. A sleep-out was held on Molesworth Street…
Landlords
Landlords can no longer discriminate against those seeking rent allowance

Landlords can no longer discriminate against those seeking rent allowance

New measures announced by the Government mean landlords will no longer be able to discriminate against tenants because they receive rent supplement, housing assistance payment or social welfare. Announcing the measure, Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said: "It is a common practice for advertisements…