A judgment for unpaid rent has been granted against a couple whose assets were frozen following allegations that gold they had sold to a bullion dealer mysteriously turned to worthless copper plate overnight. Photograph: AFP

A judgment for unpaid rent has been granted against a couple whose assets were frozen following allegations that gold they had sold to a bullion deale(...)

Focus Ireland and Threshold pointed out Private Residential Tenancies Board  report did not ask landlords how they would react to the introduction of rent controls. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Groups working with the homeless and housing-vulnerable have rejected the findings of a report that said rent controls would do more harm than good(...)

 An estimated 36 per cent of landlords are classified as “accidental” landlords. Some 65 per cent of them own just one property and more than 70 per cent of landlords have an outstanding debt on their property. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Wide-ranging improvements in tenants’ rights as well as a raft of measures to assist landlords are strongly recommended in a report for Government.Th(...)

Up to 70 per cent of landlords surveyed in the reports said they had an outstanding debt on the rental property. Photograph: Thinkstock

Assisting struggling landlords and helping to secure the stock of rental properties in the market are priorities in two new reports published by the (...)

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(...)

The average  rent for a house in Dublin is  11.7 per cent lower than it was  seven years ago.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The growing cost of renting a home in the Dublin region is “worrying” and impacting on the affordability of living in the capital, said the director (...)

Irene Dunne working on the Tenancy Protection Service helpline in Stoneybatter, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A helpline for families at risk of homelessness has been able to assist a quarter of callers successfully to remain in their homes since it started t(...)

While some landlords may just be coming to terms with settling a sizeable tax bill as a result of having never paid the Non Principal Private Residenc(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has launched a public consultation on data sharing in the public sector. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Members of the public will be given the opportunity to make submissions on how personal data is shared between public sector organisations. Minister f(...)

Violet and Martin Coyne have been ordered to leave their home in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A Dublin couple, who have been ordered by Dublin Circuit Court to vacate their home by midnight tomorrow, say they have nowhere else to live and fac(...)