Thursday, 4 July 2019
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation
The programme for Government contains a commitment to control spiralling rent costs. While I welcome the extension of the rent pressure zones in recent days to 18 new areas, I want to bring to the Minister's attention that in the first three months of 2019, rents in Kerry soared by 9% on average. Specific areas such as Killarney, Kenmare, Dingle and Tralee have significant tourism pressures and these rents are spiralling out of control. Young local couples find it almost impossible to get any level of rent certainty. Will the Minister look at extending the rent pressure zones to those areas in Kerry where the average increase in the first three months of this year was 9%?