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Data published by the Department of Housing shows that of the 25,814 dwellings that were inspected in 2018, a total of 20,414 were substandard.

More than 80 per cent of private rental accommodation that was inspected last year failed to meet the minimum standards required by law, new figures s(...)

Secretary general of the Department  of Public Expenditure and Law Reform Robert Watt  is among those speaking at an economics  forum in September. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Robert Watt, the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the 42nd Dublin Ec(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: he  has been criticised for not doing enough to protect landlords

Housing charities have called for Government restrictions on rent increases in high-inflation areas to be extended nationwide. However, landlords clai(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has defended co-living, describing the concept as ‘exciting’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of the first proposed co-living developments has been refused planning permission by An Bord Pleanála. Bartra Capital Property Group’s proposal f(...)

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(...)

The needs of homeless families and children are so compelling that a special effort is essential to provide them with reliable accommodation. Photo: Tom Honan

The number of homeless families can be expected to rise during the next four years, until the number of new homes being built meets demand, according (...)

‘We are clear here: we are not moving’: Ramon Cernuda of Rosedale Terrace, off Clanbrassil Street. Photograph: Tom Honan

Low and middle-income tenants in two Dublin apartment blocks say they will “resist together” moves to evict them by their new landlord. Val Issuer, a(...)

Kelly Coyle, deputy president & campaigns officer, University College Cork Students Union with Sgt Stewart Philpott and Edel Conlon, southern regional services manager with Threshold. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Housing charity Threshold has warned students to be cautious of bogus rental adverts, as part of a new “Scamwatch” campaign. The charity, which provi(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: ‘This isn’t about allowing for high density bedsits, it is about a new style of accommodation.’ File photograph:  Cyril Byrne

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has defended the development of co-living apartment schemes described by housing charity Threshold as “21st century(...)

The most recent Daft.ie rent survey which shows rents have reached all-time high, averaging €1,366 per month nationally and more than €2,000 a month in Dublin.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Struggling renters have been “abandoned” by a Government whose housing policies “have failed” and which “continues to pretend the market can solve” th(...)

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