Those getting rent supplement are expected to contribute towards rental costs. The minimum contribution for a single person in receipt of a basic supplementary welfare allowance and not subject to an age-related reduction on their social welfare payment is €30 per week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Landlords and tenants: you can’t have one without the other. And as Covid-19 is bringing choppy waters for both right now, their fates, as ever, are i(...)

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(...)

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. (...)

Data published by the Department of Housing shows that of the 25,814 dwellings that were inspected in 2018, a total of 20,414 were substandard.

More than 80 per cent of private rental accommodation that was inspected last year failed to meet the minimum standards required by law, new figures s(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has defended co-living, describing the concept as ‘exciting’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of the first proposed co-living developments has been refused planning permission by An Bord Pleanála. Bartra Capital Property Group’s proposal f(...)

‘We are clear here: we are not moving’: Ramon Cernuda of Rosedale Terrace, off Clanbrassil Street. Photograph: Tom Honan

Low and middle-income tenants in two Dublin apartment blocks say they will “resist together” moves to evict them by their new landlord. Val Issuer, a(...)

The most recent Daft.ie rent survey which shows rents have reached all-time high, averaging €1,366 per month nationally and more than €2,000 a month in Dublin.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Struggling renters have been “abandoned” by a Government whose housing policies “have failed” and which “continues to pretend the market can solve” th(...)

Students protesting outside the Dáil over student  rent increases last year.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

On Wednesday 20 February, the Union of Students in Ireland Vice President Michelle Byrne and NUI Galway’s Students’ Union President Megan Reilly spoke(...)

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(...)

Photograph: Getty

There is “deep concern” about the fate of 4,000 tenants in investment properties being sold as part of a multibillion euro sale of non-performing mort(...)

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