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Less than one-third of households in the private-rented sector are there by choice, a survey published on Monday finds. The “tenant sentiment survey(...)

Photograph: Getty

There is “deep concern” about the fate of 4,000 tenants in investment properties being sold as part of a multibillion euro sale of non-performing mort(...)

A one-day census conducted by Cope in November recorded 187 homeless households in Galway, comprising 114 families, including 165 children, in emergency accommodation.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

For nigh on four winters, one man has slept under the stars, exposed to all the elements on Galway city’s coastal rim. Living on the edge in every se(...)

One parent said: “Being homeless was so overwhelming. I never felt safe. I never slept a full night. I never felt the kids were safe. I was a nervous wreck at the end of it all.”  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Local authorities must stop telling homeless families to find their own emergency accommodation, a new report on the housing crisis recommends. Commi(...)

Dublin, 1968: the 10-child Murphy family, whom the corporation moved into a slum on Benburb Street after Mrs Murphy fell behind on her rent.  Photograph: Mirrorpix via Getty

The history of slum landlordism in Ireland over the past century suggests current offenders have little to fear from politicians making threats. Exact(...)

The Sophia housing project on Cork Street in Dublin, which was set up to provide sanctuary for families living in crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

We are imaginative and inventive people. So could we perhaps make use of these fanciful faculties to convince ourselves collectively of two necessary (...)

The RTÉ  Investigates documentary went undercover to show people living in sub-standard rental accommodation, with bunk beds packed into rooms.

Opposition parties and tenant rights groups have called for an NCT-style system of certification for private rental accommodation in the wake of an RT(...)

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy: will bring a memo to Cabinet next week addressing concerns surrounding dangerous rental accommodation exposed by an RTÉ documentary. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A representative body for US businesses, including some of the biggest employers in the country, has warned the housing crisis is so severe it could d(...)

RTÉ Investigates revealed  serious over-crowding in buildings

Dublin City Council needs 100 more health inspectors to deal with the overcrowding issue in rental properties, its deputy chief executive has said. B(...)

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(...)

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