“The older you are, the worse it gets.” Barbara Cottier at her rented accomodation in Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons 1:45

Julia Schlegl got an insight into the rent crisis in Dublin recently when her elderly landlord asked her to find two more tenants to fill her three-be(...)

Most of the increases in rent are going to the bank or to the Government, says Coleman O’Connor of O’Connor Shannon estate agents. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Tenants are not the only ones with grievances in today’s rental market. Rents may be approaching boom time levels, particularly in Dublin, but for lan(...)

Housing in Dublin. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Landlord Most landlords are small-time operators. A majority (65 per cent) own a single property. Fewer than 10 per cent have three or more. Larg(...)

Single-earner families and working single parents on an average annual wage could not secure a two-bedroom property within the Dublin 1 to 24 postcodes for €900 a month. Photograph: thinkstock

One-salary families are being squeezed out of the rental market in Dublin because of high rents, a search of the country’s two biggest property web(...)

The measures won’t make a dent in existing rents, and it’s far from certain that they will make renting a viable long-term option. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire 1:45

After months of inter-Coalition wrangling, and years of escalating rents, the Government has come up with a solution to Ireland’s rental-accommodation(...)

“A lot to welcome”.  Minister Alan Kelly, and Minister Micheal Noonan take tea  with  tenant Eoin Whelan after announcing rental reforms.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Renting is becoming the norm for many in a nation that was once highly dominated by owner occupation. The proportion of households who rent privately (...)

Mick Byrne of the Dublin Tenants’ Association said it welcomed moves that would reduce the frequency of rent increases, but the proposed legislation would not curtail ‘the extent or amount’ by which rents could climb. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

While groups representing a certain cohort of landlords are furious about legislative proposals that will freeze residential rent prices for periods o(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly in Phibsboro, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is to give the Private Residential Tenancies Board additional powers in an attempt to tackle the rent crisis. Minister for the Environ(...)

The High Court has ruled that tenant Michael Doyle is contractually obliged to pay rent to receiver Tom Kavanagh.

Mary Carolan A company director has failed to overturn a direction to pay some €40,000 rent arrears on his south Dublin home to his landlord, a bank(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Landlords have been warned by the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) not to try to increase rents in advance of legislation that will fix rent(...)