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(...)

Áine Mannion (left) and Aideen Elliott of We’re Not Leaving which launched a proposal document, All Mod Cons, about the private rented sector yesterday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

European-style rent controls are needed to limit soaring price increases for private rented accommodation, campaigners have warned.The youth movement(...)

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(...)