The number of landlords willing to rent to social housing tenants plummeted in recent years with the rise in Dublin rents making higher-income tenants more attractive. File photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

More than 150 Dublin houses and flats have been offered by private landlords for social housing since local authorities began a rental recruitment dri(...)

Rents rose by 6.9 per cent nationwide in the year to the end of March, according to new figures published by the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB). (Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Rents rose by 6.9 per cent nationwide in the year to the end of March, according to new figures published by the Private Residential Tenancies Board ((...)

The latest addition to Fairview village is iMove, set up by Shane Doyle, who had previously worked with Castle Estates

Well it’s all go out Fairview direction. The relatively bijou Dublin 3 village is now home to no less than five estate agencies, each with its own hig(...)

The market outside Dublin has seen an annual rent increase of 5.3 per cent, while rents in the capital have seen significantly higher growth at 9.6 per cent. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Private sector rents rose almost 7 per cent since this time last year, according to figures compiled by the Economic and Social Research Institute. T(...)

Roughan McNamara, campaigns and advocacy manager with Focus Ireland, said: “We are starting to see people in mortgage arrears coming to our services looking for advice. The majority at this stage are looking to know what their options are, though some are already homeless.” File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Households in mortgage arrears are seeking support from homelessness charities in increasing numbers. Roughan McNamara, campaigns and advocacy manage(...)

Landlords may have misunderstood a new measure stating that a tenant’s deposit can be retained until water charges for a rental property have been paid, Minister for Children James Reilly has said.

Landlords may have misunderstood a new measure stating that a tenant’s deposit can be retained until water charges for a rental property have been pai(...)

A Co Kildare couple renting a three-bed  house in a gated community in the K-Club (above), are disputing a 22 per cent rent increase.  File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A Co Kildare couple renting a three-bed detached house in a gated community in the K-Club are disputing a 22 per cent rent increase as they say there (...)

The Irish Refugee Council said important changes to the Freedom of Information Act were rushed through the Oireachtas before the Easter break without adequate time for debate.

The Irish Refugee Council has expressed its “concern” at the manner in which restrictions to the Freedom of Information Act, as it applies to bodies d(...)

Mary Lou McDonald said she was “deeply alarmed” by the proposal  to change to the date from which refugee bodies are subject to freedom of information legislation.  Photograph: Eric Luke

A proposal to change the date from which the records of two refugee bodies are subject to the Freedom of Information Act has drawn criticism. The prop(...)

Will queues for property rentals become a common sight  in Dublin once again?  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Rent went up by how much last year? It depends where you live and whether you want to hear the scary or the not-so-scary numbers. What are you talkin(...)