Eoghan Murphy

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Ruth Coppinger points to screen shots of text messages during a press conference at Buswells Hotel in Dublin discussing landlord and tenant relationships prior to her raising the issue again in the Dáil. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The housing crisis has created the “perfect storm for predatory landlords”, Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger has told the Dáil. She warned that in the Ho(...)

A briefing note  said that if the rules were changed it would leave €2.86 billion of State expenditure governed by a system originally ‘devised for house extensions’. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Relaxed spending rules for social housing, championed by Fianna Fáil, would pose many risks and could lead to substantial overruns, according to a con(...)

An artist’s impression of the proposed Project Waterfront scheme as seen from the South Quays in Dublin

The purchase by foreign investment companies of entire apartment blocks attracts mixed reviews. On one hand, these agencies are blamed for locking wou(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett with  Halima Usman and People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith at a protest outside the offices of vulture fund Val Issuer Dac on Molesworth Street, Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

For a while on Wednesday, continuing discussion about the dire circumstances of protesting beef farmers gave way to brief consideration of the sufferi(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said reforms that would grant powers to local authorities to build more houses without getting permission from  central Government would be ‘questionable’. File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has described as “reckless” reforms that would grant powers to local authorities to build more houses without getti(...)

Giving details of the case TD Ruth Coppinger said the woman was renting a ‘bedsit in all but name’ in the Rathmines area. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Dáil has heard claims that unscrupulous landlords are seeking “sex for rent” from vulnerable tenants. Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger said that a yo(...)

Developer Johnny Ronan’s company Spencer Place Development Company has already lodged an appeal on the substantive issue with the Court of Appeal. Photograph: Tony Gavin

The High Court has ordered a company owned by developer Johnny Ronan to pay the legal costs of Dublin City Council over its failed challenge to the lo(...)

A three-bed at Norseman Court in Stoneybatter is  on the market for €395,000 – less than so-called “affordable” homes in the area.

There’s an old adage we’re all familiar with: “Well, I wouldn’t start from here if I was going there.” And the more we learn about the Government’s “a(...)

The 32nd Dáil looks unlikely to last beyond May next year.

The demise of the 32nd Dáil, due to its minority government, has been anticipated since its opening days in spring 2016. TDs have been on election ten(...)

‘Within the past year, more than 2,000 homes and apartments have been found to be in breach of established fire safety and structural standards.’ File photograph: Getty Images

Within the past year, more than 2,000 homes and apartments have been found to be in breach of established fire safety and structural standards and are(...)

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