Tag Archives: Ruth Coppinger

Housing Minister Jan O'Sullivan has commissioned a report on rent controls

Calls for rent controls at Housing Bill debate

The Dáil debate on the Housing Bill was adjourned yesterday evening Among the provisions under consideration is the replacement of rent supplement with a new Housing Assistance Payment. While rent supplement is paid to the tenant, the new HAP will be paid directly to the landlord. Earlier, there were calls for rent controls to be [...]

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Water charges may be delayed until 2015

Water charges could be delayed until 2015

The introduction of water charges could be delayed by a year, according to media reports. According to The Sunday Times, the Government plans to defer the tax until 2015 in an effort to ease the burden on households following the introduction of the property tax this and next year. Any deferral of the water tax [...]

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household charge

More than 30,000 have now registered for household charge

More than 30,000 properties have now been registered for the new household charge, since it came into force on January 1. The figures, released by the Department of the Environment, mean that more than €3 million has been raised from the controversial charge so far. News of the 30,000 subscriptions to the charge came as [...]

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