This book also considers contemporary social housing policy issues. The controversial issues around rural housing are uncovered, along with the growing and newly regulated private rented sector. Indirect measures which impact on housing law and policy, such as consumer rights, family and equality law and other developments are revealed along with the emerging European dimension to all aspects Irish housing law and policy. This unique work, the first book on housing law and policy for the Irish Market, offers a timely and important contribution to this hotly debated issue in Ireland today. Up-to-date, clear and extensively referenced, it is essential reading for all those interested in housing law in Ireland.