Proposed rent increases will hit Donegal badly – Murray

It's been claimed that some Donegal pensioners could see their rents increase by up to 50% if new government proposals are adopted.

Inishowen Councillor Jack Murray says under new government proposals, there will be a state-wide minimum rent of €30 in three years time. This represents more than a 50% increase to Donegal pensioners who currently pay a rent of €19.50 a week.

Cllr Murray says even with lower rents than other counties, some 50% of council households in the Donegal are in arrears, with €1.4million outstanding in council rents.

This, he says, will put them under even more pressure............

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