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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(...)

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(...)

Housing sector faces serious challenges in terms of minimum standards, says department. Photograph: Frank Miller

A significant number of rented homes inspected by local authorities last year will not comply with new regulations setting minimum health and safety s(...)

Less than one-third of households in the private-rented sector are there by choice, a survey published on Monday finds. The “tenant sentiment survey(...)

RTÉ Investigates revealed  serious over-crowding in buildings

Dublin City Council needs 100 more health inspectors to deal with the overcrowding issue in rental properties, its deputy chief executive has said. B(...)

An image from the ‘RTÉ Investigates’ programme, broadcast on Thursday, showing slum-like conditions in rental properties across the State.

Substandard and severely over-crowded and dangerous rental accommodation has been exposed by a documentary broadcast on Thursday night. Dublin Fire B(...)

While the most common reason landlords gave for termination of lease was sale of the property (41%), followed by the fact that they or family were moving in (19%), a new reason was “renovations” (12.5%)

Landlords in “rent-pressure zones” (RPZs) – where rents may increase only by up to 4 per cent a year – are “getting around” legislation by describing (...)

As it stands, there is no legal impediment stopping a landlord from demanding a deposit of any amount

People will be put at risk of homelessness if landlords are allowed to demand deposits of two-months from would-be tenants before they are given the k(...)

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