Over the final three months of 2014, rents rose slightly in Dublin, notably in the apartment sector. Photograph: The Irish Times

The cost of renting a home in Dublin climbed by more than €1,200 last year – over four times more than the rate of increase recorded elsewhere in t(...)

Businesswoman Jackie Lavin. An application by receivers to repossess the Killarney mountain home associated with Ms Lavin has been adjourned because of High Court proceedings brought by Ms Lavin on the matter. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

An application by receivers to repossess the Killarney mountain home associated with the businesswoman Jackie Lavin and her partner Bill Cullen has be(...)

The house at 3 Kerrymount Drive, Foxrock, Dublin 18. Photograph: Myhome.ie

A couple and their five children aged between four and 14 have been given seven days by a judge to vacate their €500-a-week rented home in Foxrock, Co(...)

A tenant, who owed €7,300 in rent arrears, told the Circuit Civil Court that her landlord unlawfully entered her property and threw out personal items, including an urn containing her late husband’s ashes. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Dublin mother has told a court her landlord unlawfully entered her rented home and threw out personal items, including an urn containing the ashes o(...)

Derek O’Shaughnessy, the former curate’s attendant at St Ann’s Church of Ireland on Dawson Street, Dublin, leaving the Four Courts. Photograph: Courts Collins

The former verger of a 300-year-old Dublin Church has been seven days to quit his rented Ballsbridge apartment owned by the charity Protestant Aid.Jud(...)

Apartment rents in Kildare rose by 10.19 per cent, putting it ahead of Dublin, where the increase was 9.68 per cent. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

Kildare recorded the highest increase in average monthly rents for apartments in the 15 months to the end of last September, according to an analys(...)

New figures from the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) show rents across the State have continued to increase. Photograph: iStockPhoto/Getty Images

The cost of renting a home in Dublin has risen by just under 10 per cent over the last 12 months and the average monthly rent for an apartment in the (...)


Experiences of the recent past have knocked a serious dent in the national obsession with property ownership. This, combined with an increasingly m(...)

Ventsislava Lyubenova with her son, Angel, and husband Ivaylo Siromashki outside the apartment in Blanchardstown. All their possessions are still inside. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

For almost two weeks, Ventsislava Lyubenova, her husband Ivaylo Siromashki, and their son, Angel (10) have been locked out of the apartment they had r(...)

Minister for Environment Alan Kelly has indicated he favours increasing housing supply rather than rent controls. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Rent controls may be the most effective means to stabilise the private rented sector, the National Economic and Social Council has said. In an unpubl(...)