The Housing Minister has announced plans to limit how much landlords can increase rents in Dublin and Cork in a bid to ease the pressure faced by many struggling families. John Cooke took us through the plan.
So will this new rental strategy help those at the tipping point of becoming homeless? How far is rent predictability from the rent certainty many have called for? Mike Allen is the Director of Advocacy with Focus Ireland joined us.
The war in Syria and the subsequent migrant crisis prompted Ireland to offer shelter to 4,000 people here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme two years ago. John Cooke revisits residents of Ballaghaderreen's Emergency Reception Centre .