Video: Almost half of eviction notices invalid, says Threshold; Ibec cuts growth forecast

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New Threshold report

A national housing charity is answering one call every twenty minutes from private renters facing eviction.

Threshold's latest report shows its advisors are handling an average of 472 queries a month from people being told they have to leave their rented properties.


The charity helped 1,121 households avoid homelessness in Q3 of 2022, according to the new report.

1,384 private renters who contacted the charity in relation to a notice to quit over the three-month period. In 60 per cent of the cases, notices issued to renters were because the landlord intended to sell the property.

Ibec cuts growth forecast

Ibec has cut its growth forecasts for the Irish economy amid high inflation, rising interest rates and volatile energy markets.

The employers’ lobby group said it was now expecting domestic demand – the amount spent on goods, services and investment in Ireland – to grow by 3 per cent next year, down from a previous forecast of 3.7 per cent.


In its latest quarterly assessment, Ibec warned that the international economy is facing a "significant challenge" and the State's major trading partners will see a slowdown in economic activity.

Trade union calls for ABP internal review

The trade union representing inspectors at An Bord Pleanála has written to the planning authority demanding the publication of an internal review into alleged malpractice.

As the Irish Examiner reports, Fórsa assistant secretary general Ian McDonald wrote to the chairman of An Bord Pleanála, Dave Walsh, to say that working conditions have become “intolerable” for their members as a result of the ongoing controversy around alleged conflicts of interest at the board.

Fórsa, he said, would not accept “any attempts to whitewash any wrongdoing”, and that a number of its members “no longer had confidence” in some of the people in management positions.


Tiktok's policy on user data

TikTok has told its users in the UK and EU that some of its staff in China are able to access data around their accounts.

In an update to its privacy policy, the social media giant’s head of privacy in Europe Elaine Fox said access for staff in China is “based on a demonstrated need to do their job”.

It comes as the video-sharing platform, which has a Chinese parent company, remains under scrutiny from governments around the world, particularly in Europe and the US, over concerns data from users could be passed to the Chinese state – something the company has repeatedly denied it would allow.

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