Just as it seemed things had gone quiet on the We’re Not Leaving front, they’re back in the meeja tag teaming with Peter McVerry and spinning common sense about rent controls in our unfair city.
They’re launching a policy document based on the German rent control model and exhibition of photos submitted to them by young folks hunting out accomodation. It’s all taking place down at the Migrants Rights Centre this evening from 7pm.
Organiser Áine Mannion, said:
“We didn’t want to call on the government to implement a policy that wouldn’t work. We’ve really researched all angles of this, read the critics as well as the proponents of rent controls, and after reading the international research and also the likes of the recent PRTB report we say that rent controls that are well-designed and control for the potential pitt falls would be good for people renting, good for landlords, and good for society”
Aideen Elliot form the campaign was also on the radio this morning, doing interviews on FM104 and others. Give the executive summary a read over here.