Recent figures indicate that 90 per cent of rental accommodation in the State is not affordable to most

Soaring rental prices and “unscrupulous landlords” have led to the worst homeless crisis “in living memory”, according to homelessness charity Focus I(...)

The Government has set aside €140 million to secure 3,500 of the State’s 183,000 vacant homes for social housing by 2021 under its Repair and Leasing scheme. File photograph: Getty Images

Housing charities tasked with finding vacant properties which could be refurbished for social housing have said property owners have shown “no interes(...)

In many cases, landlords could not afford to comply with the regulations and either left units vacant or sold the property. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Landlords have claimed new rental standards regulations are shortsighted, contradictory, and could lead to the loss of homes from the rental sector. (...)

The Workplace Relations’ Commission  ordered an estate agent to pay the equivalent of two months’ rent to a  woman after telling her that the landlord was looking for a couple for the property. Photograph: Alan Betson

Landlords are often “blissfully unaware” of anti-discrimination legislation when it comes to renting property, it has been claimed. A letting agent (...)

TD Ruth Coppingers says figures show ‘the absolute cowboy behaviour by many landlords in the private rented sector’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The number of complaints about tenants in rent arrears and failing to vacate a property at the end of their lease increased by more than 50 per cent l(...)

The imposition of property tax, which is still not allowed as an expense to offset tax liabilities, is another cost for landlords. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

With just over a month left to file tax returns for 2015, landlords across the country will be hoping for some reprieve on next year’s preliminary tax(...)

A property-rental queue at Northumberland Road, Dublin, in 2012. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Anyone who has ever rented has horror stories. Whether those involve dodgy landlords, difficult housemates or almost-uninhabitable dives, the experie(...)

The cost of renting college campus accommodation in Dublin is  set to rise  this September, with TCD, UCD (above), Griffith College and DCU all confirming plans for rent increases. Photograph: Eric Luke

The head of a landlord representative organisation has called on the Government to reinstate bedsit accommodation for students in order to ease the(...)