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Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy acknowledged a year ago that there was a “homeless crisis”. The situation has deteriorated since, with an increase of 17% in homeless numbers. File photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Pussyfooting around the private rental sector, while failing to respond effectively to ongoing abuses by landlords, can no longer be tolerated. Minist(...)

 Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy with Aideen Hayden, chair of Threshold today at the launch of Threshold’s 2017 Annual Report. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has confirmed landlords who breach rent price caps will face sanctions, including fines under new legislation. (...)

Image from an  eviction on Dublin’s Mountjoy Square. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Housing charity Threshold has seen a dramatic rise in the number of calls it received from tenants in danger of losing their home because their landlo(...)

Among other deals, the UK Chancellor has set aside £2 million for the “recovery and regeneration” of Belfast city centre following the massive fire which devastated Primark’s landmark store at Bank Buildings in the centre of the city at the end of August

The UK Chancellor has earmarked an additional £320 million (€360 million) to a “Northern Ireland Executive” in his latest budget as the North marks ne(...)

Threshold statement: ‘Threshold wishes to apologise for the lack of clarify and any public misinformation arising around the concept of a ‘viewing fee’ being a growing phenomenon’ Photograph: iStock

Housing charity Threshold has apologised for incorrectly claiming that prospective tenants were being asked by landlords to pay “viewing fees” to be a(...)

The city council has a housing stock of just under 25,000 homes and about 11,000 of these could be eligible for purchase by tenants at discounts of up to 60 per cent of the market value. Photograph: Frank Miller

Council house tenants’ right to buy their homes should be suspended, and the cap on the maximum rent payable by tenants should be scrapped, Dublin Cit(...)

Rosalind Carroll, director of the Residential Tenancies Board:  “A good number of landlords are complying with legislation but it’s about trying to target those that aren’t.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A rent register is urgently needed to stop certain landlords from “knowingly contravening the law” and to slow down soaring rental prices, the head of(...)

Nona Varimashivili got 32 days’ notice to leave despite having lived there since May 2014 and being entitled to notice of 112 days. Photograph: Donall Farmer

A Dublin family with two young children is homeless following an eviction due to failings of garda systems and “tardiness” by the Residential Tenancie(...)

John-Mark McCafferty of housing charity Threshold, Union of Students in Ireland  president Síona Cahill and Martin Clancy of Daft.ie at the launch of the Scamwatch  initiative for people seeking rented accommodation. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Irish and international students are being advised to take extra care when searching for accommodation in the coming weeks to avoid being scammed and (...)

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(...)

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