A study from the PRTB says rent controls would not address the underlying problems in the sector

The introduction of rent controls would make the problems in the private-rented sector worse, a major study on the issue published this morning conclu(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton: “I have no plans to increase a person’s minimum contribution under the rent supplement scheme, that is that a person is required to pay towards their accommodation from their own resources.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Rent supplement rates will not be increased, the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has indicated. A review of rent supple(...)

Caroline Dunne: seeking answers as to why her children’s names were entered into the Garda’s Pulse database. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

A mother whose two children’s details have been removed from the Garda Pulse system in recent days is preparing to sue the State. Caroline Dunn(...)

Flowers  at Ridge Hall, Ballybrack, Co Dublin,  where  two-year-old Hassan Khan died. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The death of two-year-old Hassan Khan, whose body was found in an apartment in south Dublin on Thursday evening, is being investigated by Tusla, th(...)

Budget 2015 is the first budget since 2009 in which no cuts to social welfare had been introduced, Brendan Howlin said.

All recipients of core social welfare payments will get a 25 per cent Christmas bonus this year, Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has(...)

Joan Burton: Brendan Ogle of the Unite union said she should apologise for “getting up in the Dáil like Marie Antoinette and insinuating if people can afford a phone they should pay for water”

Saturday’s march through Dublin will be seen as the “tipping point” into “a massive revolt against this Government”, say those involved in the Righ(...)

Threshold chief executive Bob Jordan said rent supplement rates were now far short of what it actually cost to rent a home. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

About half of tenants in receipt of rent supplement have to “top-up” to meet their rent, and three quarters of these are households with children, suc(...)

“Ms Y has had no fluids for 40 hours. She is met by consultant psychiatrist 4 who records: ‘Ms Y was an ongoing suicidal risk.’ Photograph: Bluestone/Science Photo Library

The following is a chronology of what happened to Ms Y, from the time she arrived in the Republic on March 28th until her infant was delivered by C(...)

Carol McCullagh with her husband, Mohammed Syllah, and children Shane (7), Layla (4) and three-year-old Deen in the bedroom they share. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Carol McCullagh, her husband, Mohammed Syllah, and their three children share one bedroom. Shane (7) sleeps in the top bunk, while Layla (4) and Deen(...)

  Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of people on rent supplement has fallen by almost a quarter since 2010, and the amount of money spent on it has decreased by almost 30 p(...)