Simon Community’s Niamh Randall said “it would have been nice to see more measures to address affordability and security of tenure for tenants”. File photograph: The Irish Times

A number of organisations from health to housing to environmental groups have reacted to Tuesday’s budget with some calling it “very disappointing” an(...)

Rosalind Carroll, director of the Residential Tenancies Board:  “A good number of landlords are complying with legislation but it’s about trying to target those that aren’t.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A rent register is urgently needed to stop certain landlords from “knowingly contravening the law” and to slow down soaring rental prices, the head of(...)

Activists who occupied a property on Summerhill Parade in Dublin have held several demonstrations outside the property, attended by large groups of supporters. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Shortly after 7pm on Tuesday, August 7th, a group of housing activists broke into and occupied a property on Summerhill Parade, in north inner-city Du(...)

The vast majority of  landlords comply with  legislation, says the Irish Property Owners’ Association. Photograph: Istock

Landlords have nothing to fear from closer scrutiny of their income as “the vast majority” pay all the taxes required of them, it has been suggested. (...)

Many landlords are thinking about leaving the market on the back of rent controls, higher taxation and greater compliance costs. Photograph: iStock

It’s a curious set of circumstances. Rents in the capital have never been higher. Mortgage finance, at least for those who went with a tracker during (...)

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(...)

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