Commenting on my post State Subsidising Slum Landlords, one of my regular readers – Ian – pointed out that the media largely ignore such stories. Well, here’s another story that the media seem to be ignoring: Labour TD Ciaran Lynch has pointed out that tenants are, in effect, obliged to discharge the tax liability of landlords living outside the jurisdiction. Now, I am very fond of Ciaran but when I read his statement I thought he must have got something wrong.

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