Students at UCD in Belfield: South Co Dublin is the most expensive area in the country, with the average rent now €1,573, up 6.1% on a year ago. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Young people celebrating their CAO offers face an uphill struggle to secure accommodation, with the number of properties to rent across Ireland remain(...)

Dannii Curtis of UCD Students’ Union: ‘Digs are becoming popular again’

The student housing crisis: it’s always a news mainstay at this time of year. But these days it’s becoming harder for anyone to find a home, as stu(...)

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy called for a referendum to enshrine the right to a home in the Constitution. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Homelessness campaigner Sister Stanislaus Kennedy has called for a referendum to enshrine the right to a home in the constitution. Speaking at the Ma(...)

Prof Orla Hardiman said the health system was now completely demoralised. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The health system is now “utterly demoralised and completely broken”, Ireland’s first professor of neurology has said. Prof Orla Hardiman told (...)

For the country as a whole, the average asking price for a house grew by 1.9 per cent in the second quarter of 2015

Dublin house prices increased by an average of 0.6 per cent between March and June of this year. Prices rose by 4.4 per cent in Cork, 3.8 per cent in(...)

The high cost of private rental accommodation shows little sign of reducing, with average rents rising by 8.2 per cent on a year-on- year basis. Howev(...)

“It is clear that the Central Bank rules have had an impact on the market. Dublin prices are now anchored to real economic conditions,” the report noted. Photograph: The Irish Times

House prices in Ireland rose by 4.6 per cent in the first three months of this year, according to the latest report from property website daft.ie. It (...)

Economist Ronan Lyons: the  author of the Daft report said the acute shortage of rental properties in Dublin is causing a flight to the commuter counties

Rents are rising fast in the commuter counties around Dublin because householders on average incomes cannot afford to live in the capital, according (...)

House prices dipped 1 per cent in the final three months of last year, according to the latest report by property website Daft.ie. Photograph: Thinkstock

House prices dipped 1 per cent in the final three months of last year, according to the latest report by property website Daft.ie. This is the first (...)

There were fewer than 27,000 properties listed to rent in Dublin in the first nine months of this year, compared to more than 47,000 in the same period in 2011.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Fewer than 5,400 properties were available to rent nationwide on November 1st, the lowest number since 2007, according to a quarterly report from pro(...)