The Labour Party is accusing the Government of 'dragging its feet over the issue

The opposition have criticised a delay in setting up a Deposit Protection Scheme.

The Labour Party say a scheme is provided for in legislation passed in 2015, however it has not been established.

One in five of complaints made to the Residential Tenancies Board relate to landlords not returning their deposits, according to the Party.

Deputy Jan O Sullivan is the Labour Party's  Housing Spokesperson.