Some TDs have gone beserk, a lot of very amateurish Private Bills which would cause mayhem to the rental market. These TDs are a joke and I am still waiting for the govvie proposal which for sure will come in the summer.
In chronological Order
23 Jan 2018 Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill 2018 https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/bills/bill/2018/5/
31 Jan 2018 Overcrowded Housing Bill 2018 https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/bills/bill/2018/11/
21 Mar 2018 Residential Tenancies (Residential Tenancies Board) (Amendment) Bill 2018 https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/bills/bill/2018/32/
29 Mar 2018 Residential Tenancies (Greater Security of Tenure and Rent Certainty) Bill 2018 https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/bills/bill/2018/35/
2 May 2018 Short-term Lettings Bill 2018 https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/bills/bill/2018/42/
16 May 2018 Residential Tenancies (Rent Pressure Zones & Student Accommodation) (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2018 https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/bills/bill/2018/52/
The legislative fervor of some TDs is unstoppable and they just don't unterstand that they are destroying the rental market. Their bills will just drastrically reduce supply. They don't care, they just want to look good on the media and are running a race on who is putting out the most stupid and restrictive bill on any type of tenancy in Ireland. I suggest to read each bill in detail, for sure the worst one is the bill proposed on the 29th of March (usual communist thinking against private property), but combined with the other ones they will destroy the market very quickly (except for commercial tenancies which they are not touching yet, but who knows with these idiots).
I am just worried that the government bill will just collect all the garbage from these piecemeal bills and put in into a single bill and I am thinking it is probably time to sell.