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Water conservation grant set to be “shelved”

Water conservation grant set to be “shelved”

Homeowners are set to lose out on the €100 water conservation grant. A report in today’s Irish Examiner claims the grant has been “shelved” for 2016 amid deep uncertainty over the future of Irish Water. The utility is understood to be the primary stumbling block…
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Major reforms to rental market are announced

Major reforms to rental market are announced

The Government yesterday announced a series of major reforms to the private rental sector in to provide rent certainty for both tenants and landlords. After weeks of differences and leaks, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan today revealed…
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Landlords consider legal action against Government’s new rent rules

Landlords consider legal action against Government’s new rent rules

The Irish Property Owners' Association has said landlords consider the new rent rules as unjust and unfair. It said rent reviews every two years appear to be unconstitutional. Yesterday, the Government announced its 'New Deal for Tenants', which along with the two-year rent review also includes increased notice periods…
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