The Housing Minister is being urged to designate County Clare as a rent pressure zone.
It’s after Clare Councillors hit out at the rising cost of rents here, saying tenants need a break.
Clare Councillors have described rent levels here as ‘absolute lunacy’ and being ‘off the scale’, as they seek measures to help tenants.
The local authority has adopted a Fianna Fáil-led motion which calls on the government to put legislation in place to help curb the cost of rents.
Last month, a Daft.ie report outlined how the average annual costs of rent have increased in Clare by over €1,000 in the past year.
Ennis Fianna Fáil Councillor Pat Daly feels tenants throughout Clare need more help.
The Chair of the council’s housing committee believes it’s high time that Clare is designated a rent pressure zone, to protect the vulnerable from unjust rent hikes.
Shannon Independent Councillor, Gerry Flynn believes the Government must take action to prevent the “absolute mayhem that’s being visited on families here, saying the housing crisis isn’t going away.