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Oireachtas housing committee chairman Noel Rock TD. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The rising number of people recorded as living in emergency accommodation in the latest official figures is “particularly remarkable” as it comes at a(...)

A six months pregnant woman was forced to leave her private rental accommodation because her landlord did not want other tenants disturbed by a crying child, the Dáil has been told. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

A six-months pregnant woman was forced to leave her private rental accommodation because her landlord did not want other tenants disturbed by a crying(...)

Among the reports’ recommendations  are that local authorities  make “the best interests of the child as paramount” when placing families in emergency accommodation. Photograph: Getty Images

Emergency legislation, including imposing restrictions on landlords’ rights, is needed to tackle the homelessness crisis, two Oireachtas committees ha(...)

Tenants facing mass eviction following sale of the houses at 32 and 34 Elgin Road in Ballsbridge, Dublin, in June. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Landlords could lose the automatic right to evict tenants when selling their property if the recommendations of an Oireachtas report to be published o(...)

RTÉ Headquarters. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good morning. Days after the death of Gay Byrne, the dominant and outstanding figure in its history, RTÉ outlined overnight the measures it will have(...)

“For someone who is €100,000 over the threshold at retirement, a tax charge will be deducted from their benefits of €40,000, and the €60,000 remaining will likely be subject to income tax at 40 per cent, USC at 8 per cent and possibly PRSI at 4 per cent.” Photograph: iStock
Beware the funding threshold

While most of us do not need to be aware of the upper limit when saving for pensions, there is a cohort of people who are liable to face severe penalt(...)

The service generates a personal address based on the person’s choice of local post office, which will also be their mail collection point.

One-third of homeless people in the Republic have signed up for an initiative that provides them with a free personal postal address. Some 200 post (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said rent pressure zones are starting to work despite a 7 per cent year-on-year increase in rents nationwide. (...)

Tenants can struggle to find new accommodation in the area where they have been living, at a price they can afford, according to Margaret McCormick, information officer with the Irish Property Owners’ Association

Cases involving tenants who refuse to leave their homes have increased dramatically this year, searches on the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) datab(...)

A deposit protection scheme is urgently needed to safeguard the money of people in the private rental sector and to protect them from potential scams, housing charity Threshold has said. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A deposit protection scheme is urgently needed to safeguard the money of people in the private rental sector and to protect them from potential scams,(...)

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