Agreement requires an  estate agent to  make suitable properties exclusively available to homeless families, which includes not advertising them on letting websites and not holding open viewings.

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) has defended its decision to offer “placement fees” of €500 to private letting agents in return for them s(...)

Daft.ie says the stock of homes on the Dublin rental market was likely to dip below 1,000 units by the end of this year, for the first time since 2001. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More than half of the available rental properties in Dublin are being listed as short-term tourist lets, according to Daft.ie. The property website,(...)

Paul Campbell of IT Tallaght, IPAV president Brian Dempsey and AIT’s Dr Michael Tobin launch the new BBS in real estate.

The return to economic growth and consequent rise in construction and property sector activity is obviously a welcome development, but latest figures (...)

25 Park Drive, Ranelagh, D6. Down €25,000 to €950,000

It’s not just retailers who drop their prices over the Christmas holidays - estate agents do it too - in the hope that a discount will reignite intere(...)

Rates being applied to a property should reflect the income being achieved from it, Ipav says. Photograph: iStock

The aim of linking commercial rates to rent under a law introduced in 2015 has been unsuccessful and “is having a devastating impact on rural Ireland”(...)

CEO of the IPAV Pat Davitt said that not to show an apartment to someone because they are on rent allowance “is against the law”.

Focus Ireland has welcomed a ruling where an estate agent has been ordered to pay €1,500 to a man on rent allowance after he refused to allow the man (...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney was blue in the face fending off criticism that his budget was a one-trick pony . Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The budgetary measures on housing were long anticipated to address affordability, inadequate levels of new homes construction, low housing stock and r(...)

The Construction Industry Federation described measures introduced in the budget as a “significant step towards solving the housing crisis”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Construction Industry Federation: The federation (CIF) has described measures introduced in the budget as a “significant step towards solving the hou(...)

The majority of bequests would not prompt tax demands under the Government’s inheritance tax plan. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Tax changes promised in the Government programme for partnership will sharply cut or eliminate completely inheritance tax for thousands of people in t(...)

Minister of State for Justice Aodhan Ó Riordáin said a register of lincensees was maintained on the PSRA website.  Photograph: Frank Miller

A number of unlicensed auctioneers are operating throughout the State, Fine Gael’s Senator Paul Coghlan has said. Mr Coghlan told the Seanad the matte(...)

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