From Our Dahlia Correspondent The scandal of the rents charged for tenements in Dublin has at last aroused
the attention of authorities there. The Dublin board of assistance, in asking the minister for .:seal government to hold enquiry into the matter, states:
" The board finds that 75 per cent. of the relief granted is being paid in rent to landlords and owners of tenements instead of being expended on food as the hoard intended."
Mrs. FitzSimons, moving the resolution, said that she knew of cases in which recipients of 14s. 6d. per week were paying 9s. and 10s. a week rent for back rooms.
No Windows Alderman Medlor, seconding, said he knew of a man with a wife and child who paid 10s. a week for a room which had no window. Another family paid 12s. 6d. for a kitchen, while a man with a wife and four children was paying £1 a week for a top back room.
The board, he said, was subsidising the slum landlord and it was the duty of the government to remedy that state of affairs. The corporation housing scheme made no provision for a man with a wife and one or two children or for newly-married couples.