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(...)

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(...)