Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 22 November 2018
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government
Residential Tenancies (Student Rents, Rights and Protections) Bill 2018: Discussion
I thank Ms Byrne and Ms Cahill for appearing before the committee. It is nice to see Ms Byrne. I met her over two years ago. We also have a Dunlavin resident with us today. Deputy Ó Broin has submitted his Bill. Fianna Fáil has submitted its Bill. The Government has promised to have its Bill submitted by the end of the year. We have all agreed to withdraw our Bills to allow the Government Bill to proceed. Hopefully the combination of all three Bills will result in exactly what the committee has been looking for for a number of years. When the Bill is published we will engage with the witnesses again to ensure the issues they have raised are addressed by the Government's Bill. All we want is to work together and to deliver solutions. It is not about politics. I thank the witnesses for appearing before the committee.