The tracker mortgage scandal has been described as one of the greatest financial swindles in the history of the State. Photograph: iStock

Among the many harsh – and sometimes heartbreaking – lessons we’ve learned from the tracker mortgage scandal that continues to unfold in the corridors(...)

An image from the ‘RTÉ Investigates’ programme, broadcast on Thursday, showing slum-like conditions in rental properties across the State.

Substandard and severely over-crowded and dangerous rental accommodation has been exposed by a documentary broadcast on Thursday night. Dublin Fire B(...)

Joe Costello, the Labour Party’s  spokesman on urban regeneration: Landlords “would quickly tear down the dividing walls and revert to type”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is being urged by Opposition parties not to revoke a ban on bedsits amid signals that Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy will announce (...)

As it stands, there is no legal impediment stopping a landlord from demanding a deposit of any amount

People will be put at risk of homelessness if landlords are allowed to demand deposits of two-months from would-be tenants before they are given the k(...)

The Beacon South Quarter complex at Sandyford in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s biggest private landlord is asking tenants for two months’ rent as a deposit. The move by Irish Residential Properties Reit (Ires Reit), w(...)

Ken MacDonald of Hooke & MacDonald. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In a further sign of pressure in the Dublin rental market, one of the city’s biggest property companies has told landlords it will no longer manage si(...)

A large crowd queues outside  an apartment block on Northumberland Road ahead of a viewing. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pat (66) has been a residential landlord all his life, but he’d prefer if his full name wasn’t published by The Irish Times. “Do you know the opprobri(...)

The average cost of renting a home in the Republic has increased by €134 a month over the last year,  a new report on the housing market finds. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The average cost of renting a home in the Republic has increased by €134 a month over the last year, with prices in Dublin climbing by substantially m(...)

The department recently published a consultation paper which seeks to determine if a “policy rationale” exists to introduce new tax reliefs for the property market. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The tax treatment of residential landlords requires a “fundamental overhaul” if the sector is to survive, the Irish Property Owners’ Association has s(...)

Supply shortages are driving prices higher with fewer than 4,000 properties available to rent on February 1st. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The average cost of renting a home is at the highest level on record and climbing faster than at any point since Daft.ie started tracking figures in 2(...)

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