Calls For Return Of Eviction Ban As Tipperary Homeless Numbers Set To Increase


Tipperary Sinn Féin TD Martin Browne is calling on the Government to immediately reintroduce the ban on no-fault evictions to protect renters in Tipperary.

The call came as figures released by the Residential Tenancies Board show a dramatic increase in eviction notices issued by landlords from April to June in Tipperary.

The total number of notices in Tipperary was 125 – up from 103 the previous quarter. Deputy Browne says the figures reveal  that the number of people at risk of homelessness in Tipperary is set to grow in the coming months leading to further increases in homelessness.

The Cashel Based TD wants the Government to immediately reintroduce the ban on no fault evictions until such time as the numbers of people in emergency accommodation starts to fall.

In addition the TD is calling on the Government to deliver more social and affordable housing specifically for those in emergency accommodation using emergency planning powers and new building technologies and for extra efforts to ramp up the delivery of social and cost rental tenant-in-situ schemes.

The June Homeless report shows that there are 45 people in Emergency Accommodation provided by Tipperary County Council.