15 Aug 2022

Longford rent review increases come in for heavy criticism

Councillors and local representatives in the Longford vicinity are singing off the same hymn sheet as of late, with many calls to cap any future rent review increases.

The first call was made by Cllr Gerry Warnock, who issued a notice of motion to Longford County Council (LCC) urging them to amend the terms of the current rent review to cap increases at €25.

He also called for a further review to be carried out next year and annually thereafter.

Cllr Warnock said his personal research has shown that 34% of households have seen their rent increase by a minimum of €25. Local Sinn Féin representatives, Ballymahon candidate Geraldine Ryan Devlin and Longford town representative, Tena Keown, echoed Warnock’s calls, calling any increases illogical.

Tena Keown said they have come across many constituents with issues relating to dampness mould, central heating and windows in their homes. She called on the LCC to address these


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