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(...)

Beacon South Quarter complex at Sandyford, Co Dublin. The new development, the Maple at Block B2B, cost €19.6 million. Photograph: Eric Luke

Property company Ires Reit has completed the construction of 68 apartments in Sandyford, Dublin 18, which may set a record for rents in the area. The(...)

The Irish Times Business Podcast: Why do Irish consumers pay more online?

If you’ve shopped online and you’re Irish you may be familiar with the feeling that you are being ripped off by international retailers. Geo-blocking (...)

Housing and homeless advocacy bodies called for the scheme to be extended. Photograph: PA

Housing and homelessness bodies have welcomed the rental strategy as a “step in the right direction” but expressed concern at its limitations. A pr(...)

Forward planning is vital if the housing needs of an aging population are to be met close to amenities and transport services. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

There has been mixed reaction to the measures expected to be announced on Tuesday by Minister for Housing Simon Coveney to tackle rising rents. The (...)

Katie Hopkins: Pat Kenny’s guest has described migrants as cockroaches. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty

It sounds like a scene from a bad thriller. A quiet family home is suddenly invaded by a group of intruders, who set about taking over the house. Amid(...)

Irish landlords could face NCT-style inspections of their properties to ensure homes are in a suitable condition for tenants, according to a new report. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Irish landlords could face NCT-style inspections of their properties to ensure homes are in a suitable condition for tenants, according to a report in(...)

‘The Dublin Tenants’ Association began an online campaign to highlight the difficulties renters face.’ Above, one of the images posted on Twitter.

The tweets posted in the past week under the hashtag #RentRipoff, which document stories of renting in Dublin, make for sobering reading. The Dublin T(...)

A resident in the process of moving out of their home in Tyrrelstown. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The first of dozens of families who have been told their leases will not be renewed for their homes in Tyrrelstown in west Dublin packed up and moved (...)

“The older you are, the worse it gets.” Barbara Cottier at her rented accomodation in Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Julia Schlegl got an insight into the rent crisis in Dublin recently when her elderly landlord asked her to find two more tenants to fill her three-be(...)