A Kildare North TD says an extension of the eviction ban would drive more landlords out of the market
A Kildare North TD has accused opposition parties of being short sighted in relation to the overall consequences of the eviction ban.
It comes as pressure mounts on Government to reinstate the ban, to prevent what the opposition are calling 'a wave of homelessness.'
Speaking on Kildare Today on Monday, James Lawless said extending the eviction ban would drive more landlords out of the market, at a time of short supply.
Deputy Lawless claimed that if there was a bread shortage "we wouldn't make it harder for bakers to produce bread", and he was adamant that the same should be applied to landlords.
However, Sinn Féin Housing Spokesperson Eoin O'Broin said that the eviction ban should have been extended until the 31st January 2024.
He argued that if Sinn Féin were in power, there would be no need for an eviction ban, because they would be meeting the housing targets of 20,000 social homes per year.
Listen back to the debate between Eoin O'Broin and James Lawless here: