“Nothing has changed. A joint letter last week from the HSE, Cork City Council and the gardaí to landlords has made no difference as the Covid-19 lockdown house parties have continued.” Stock photograph: Getty

Residents living near University College Cork have pledged to bring their grievances over students in rented houses holding parties in breach of Covid(...)

 We need a housing commission to develop a world class housing policy that can lead us out of the present housing morass. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Housing Policy is unsurprisingly on the agenda of the parties negotiating the formation of a new government. The temptation will be to weld together a(...)

Arizun managing director John McDaniel and director Cathal O’Leary: “Arizun will buy the mortgage from the bank and write off the mortgage debt plus arrears.” says Mr O’Leary.

An Irish company has secured €100 million in funding to buy up distressed mortgage loans with a view to keeping people in their homes on a sale-and-le(...)

landlords, or their agents, should not seek PPS numbers during the initial phase of the lettings process and should only do so when the lease was being agreed, the DPC said.

Landlords and their agents should not seek photographs and PPS numbers from prospective tenants in advance of a lease being signed, the Data Protectio(...)

Ruth Coppinger and Solidarity protesters outside Housing Agency in Dublin. Photograph: Ciarán D’Arcy

Housing Agency chairman Conor Skehan may be invited before the Oireachtas committee on housing to explain recent comments on homelessness, a committee(...)

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(...)

Rental opportunities in Ireland are limited. Photo: Getty

The State is rushing to adopt a European-style rental accommodation strategy, but without the legislative or policy frameworks that would provide reas(...)

It’s almost the only way left of earning a crust that you don’t have to pay tax on, and it could see you increase your income by up to €14,000 a year.(...)

Cathal McGivern: ‘I had hoped I might get on-campus accommodation at DCU, but I missed out’

The cost of rent is soaring, especially in Dublin. Ireland is in the throes of a student accommodation crisis. There is growing evidence of students c(...)

Rental income  is subject to income tax, universal social charge and PRSI. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

My daughter bought a house in Ireland in May 2014 and moved to work in London in November 2014 . Her house is now rented. Her annual rental income is (...)

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