Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly in Phibsboro, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is to give the Private Residential Tenancies Board additional powers in an attempt to tackle the rent crisis. Minister for the Environ(...)

The High Court has ruled that tenant Michael Doyle is contractually obliged to pay rent to receiver Tom Kavanagh.

Mary Carolan A company director has failed to overturn a direction to pay some €40,000 rent arrears on his south Dublin home to his landlord, a bank(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Landlords have been warned by the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) not to try to increase rents in advance of legislation that will fix rent(...)

Government  should encourage  professional specialist developers who  constructs new housing and then act as the landlord.

According to estate agents Sherry FitzGerald, one-third of houses sales in 2015 have been by investors selling residential investment property. A furt(...)

Negotiations between Alan Kelly’s department and the Department of Finance on a housing package are to resume this week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly is unwilling to accept more restrictive moves on notice periods for rent increases in exchange for dropping (...)

The minimum cost of works required in order to be eligible for relief under the scheme is €4,405 (before VAT) and the upper limit is €30,000, again before VAT

I have inherited the family home. It requires a lot of work to be done before it can be rented. There are old Polystyrene ceilings throughout the hous(...)

Apartment rents were up by 9.4 per cent in the capital, statistics from the Private Residential Tenancies Board show. File photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

Monthly rents across the State increased by 7 per cent in the year to the end of June, with rents for apartments rising faster than for houses. The la(...)

The Government is examining whether it can offer better legal protection to tenants that face eviction from properties owned by banks and lenders. At (...)

The proposed legislation would prohibit a sitting tenant’s eviction if they had no alternative accommodation. Photograph: PA

Legislation to ensure banks and receivers, moving to repossess buy-to-lets, do not evict tenants into homelessness is being explored by Government. S(...)

 Dromroe Village student accommodation  at University of Limerick. Living on-campus is the ideal solution for many first-year students. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Today, the Leaving Cert Class of 2015 will find out where they’ll start college in September, and many thousands will begin looking for accommodati(...)

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