Primetime did a large piece on the property market taking it from the angle of tenants and landlords. This was a very well balanced and well thought out show which gave the views of both sides fairly. Afterwards there was a studio debate about rent controls also referred to as ‘rent certainty’.
While it can be argued that ‘control’ and ‘certainty’ are two different things, they are ultimately closely related and can cause market distortions.
Labour Senator Aideen Hayden who is also the chairperson of Threshold was there as was Karl Deeter from Irish Mortgage Brokers, David McCullagh was the presenter.
Speaking time: Aideen Hayden – 5 minutes, Karl Deeter – 3 minutes.