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According to the Residential Tenancies Board, rents rose at an average rate of 7% in the second quarter of 2021 – to stand at €1,848 per month in Dublin. File photograph: Getty

Sinn Féin has called on the Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien to introduce a ban on rent increases immediately and said a 2 per cent cap in pressur(...)

Some 58%   of respondents in the Threshold survey described issues with mould or damp as being common or very common. Photograph: Moodboard/Brand X/Getty

Less than half of rental terminations and increases issued by landlords in the last year were valid, according to the housing charity Threshold, which(...)

The new tax on land hoarding – Zoned Land Tax   – will replace the ineffective vacant-site levy. Photograph: iStock

With the State firmly in the grip of Covid-19 during last year’s budget, expectations for housing completions were not high, but it didn’t stop the Go(...)

Bob Jordan will take up the position of chief executive of the Housing Agency next week. Photograph: Eric Luke

Bob Jordan, former chief executive of the housing charity Threshold, has been appointed as chief executive of the Housing Agency. The agency is a Go(...)

‘Up to July it was a tenants’ market but that is all coming to an end. We are almost back to normal in terms of demand,’ says estate agent Owen Reilly said.

Renters are returning to Dublin following a hiatus of more than 18 months ahead of the reopening of workplaces and colleges this autumn, according to (...)

In the first seven months of this year Threshold received 70 reports from tenants of landlords refusing to accept HAP, compared with 63 for the whole of 2020. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Cases of discrimination by landlords against tenants in receipt of rent supplement or the housing assistance payment (HAP) almost doubled this year c(...)

Under 2019 regulations a Hap dwelling must be inspected within eight months of a tenancy starting. File photograph: Getty

Inspections of privately owned homes rented under the State’s Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) programme fell by more than two-thirds last year, raisi(...)

Triona Coates outside the home.  Debris from  the roof has fallen on the ground. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The stone farmhouse rented by Triona Coates in rural Co Cavan has a musty, damp odour. “I would apologise, but I’ve stopped feeling this is my fault.(...)

Bob Geldof is landlord of one of the properties managed by the company. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A company that rents luxury properties – including one owned by singer Bob Geldof – on behalf of landlords is to be wound up by order of the High Cour(...)

People could be looking at 80 per cent of their income going to rent in retirement. File photograph: Getty Images

It used to be (relatively) simple. You got a job, scrimped and saved for a deposit, bought a home, then, when you retired, your cost of living plummet(...)

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