Shanowen Square, privately owned student accommodation near DCU, announced a rent increase of 27 per cent for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Ireland’s seven universities strongly lobbied to have college-owned student accommodation exempt from legislation to introduce rent caps and extra ten(...)

Michelle Byrne, vice president for campaigns in the Union of Students of Ireland (left) and Patricia Sheehy Skeffington BL, speakers at the Threshold seminar on the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019, in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

It is unlikely criminal sanctions will be pursued against rogue landlords, due to difficulties proving they “knowingly” broke regulations, the Residen(...)

A man has lost his High Court appeal over a decision that his tenancy on a Co Dublin apartment was validly terminated by his landlord. Patrick Kelly(...)

 Minister for Housing  Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) is looking to recruit two new board members to help in its role of overseeing the private rented sector and impl(...)

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(...)

Paul Howard has a history of rulings against him. Photograph: The Irish Times

Landlord Paul Howard has been ordered to pay a tenant €2,120, after serving her an invalid eviction notice to an apartment in Mountjoy Square, Dublin (...)

Currently, the council can only serve a landlord found to be in breach of standards with an “improvement notice” to take remedial action, followed by a prohibition notice barring them from reletting the property if the improvement works are not carried out. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Fines of up to €1 million and jail terms of up to two years should be introduced for landlords convicted of running dangerously overcrowded properties(...)

In the current rental market, many tenants are unaware of their rights or are unwilling to exercise them for fear of losing their homes. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Housing: protecting tenants

The housing sector has changed dramatically during the past decade but measures to protect the rights of tenants have been extremely slow in coming. T(...)

Paul Howard, who has been the subject of a number of negative findings by the Residential Tenancies Board. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

The Dublin landlord against whom the High Court issued an injunction before Christmas preventing him evicting tenants from an apartment on Mountjoy Sq(...)

If you’re wondering why the much-vaunted rent controls, first introduced this time last year, are having so little impact on stalling price growth, co(...)

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