Cabinet To Extend Emergency Protections For Renters

They will hold an over-the-phone meeting today

The ban on rent increases and evictions is due to expire at midnight tonight. 

However, it's expected Ministers will approve an extension while Taoiseach Micheál Martin is still in Brussels.

There have been calls for the protections to remain in place until the end of the year, but they're only likely be extended by a number of weeks. 

People Before Profit TD, Richard Boyd Barrett, says the lack of a clear announcement today from the government has left renters in the lurch:

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