Tenants of Public Housing are Entitled to Privacy

In Ireland, tenants of Public Housing are treated as 2nd class citizens. The view is that Public Housing tenants somehow get something for nothing, so they must forfeit their rights and be grateful.   This view is confirmed by Cork County Council’s ongoing Rent Review (the same happens in all local authorities), which again imposes on … Continue reading “Tenants of Public Housing are Entitled to Privacy”

Cork County Council is Guilty!

Last Thursday’s Primetime Investigates show exposed very well what some landlords are allowed to get away with, even in the face of undeniable evidence of their wrongdoing. The nightmare at No. 4 Harbour Hill in Cobh was revealed as part of the RTÉ programme; the tenant has no hot water, no shower, no cooking or … Continue reading “Cork County Council is Guilty!”

Minimum Standards Must be Applied

Notice of Motion by Diarmaid Ó Cadhla to full meeting of Cork County Council on Monday 11th September 2017 & response from executive: (having been postponed from meetings on 11th and 24th July) To seek a report on the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2017, covering both private and public tenancies. The report to … Continue reading “Minimum Standards Must be Applied”