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Under the Cost Rental Equity Loan scheme, tenants pay rent that covers the cost of delivering, managing and maintaining the homes only. Photograph: iStock

A more “expansive concept” of the cost rental model, which is not “overly reliant on public funding” must be considered, the Minister for Housing Darr(...)

Mary Cooney at her home in Balgaddy, Clondalkin, where damp and mould are a serious problem. Photograph: Alan Betson

The human rights of local authority tenants living with mould and damp, sewage problems, inadequate insulation and rat infestations continue to be vio(...)

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Irish economy might push many of those on restructuring arrangements back into default. Photograph:  Rui Vieira/PA

Repossessing a house in Ireland is not an easy thing to do. Banks and other lenders have to jump through many hoops before any judge will let them sei(...)

AIB, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank and KBC  accounted for 46 per cent of house possessions  between April and December 2019.

Banks are still responsible for the majority of home repossession actions in the State, according to major new research from NUI Galway. Some 65 per(...)

Dealing with a non-performing mortgage on a family home  is a daily reality for 64,510 borrowers, according to   the Central Bank. Photograph: Sean Gladwell/Getty

The first five years of Mary’s mortgage were uneventful. She bought her house with her partner in 2010, in the teeth of the recession. Despite the eco(...)

Dr Padraic Kenna: Guide sets out how existing EU law should be routinely applied. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

A guide aimed at helping borrowers in mortgage distress and those facing eviction to fight for their rights has been published by the Centre for Housi(...)

Fr Peter McVerry addressed conference which was told of myriad problems confronting the Traveller community, including rat infestation and tainted water at a transient Galway site. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Travellers should invite Pope Francis to a substandard halting site during his visit to Ireland next August, homeless campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has (...)

Housing market: Surely, Irish citizens and consumers deserve more than shoddy State reports on mortgage interest rates.

The Options for Ireland’s Mortgage Market report by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) suggests Ireland’s mortgage market is dy(...)

The Keeping People in Their Homes Bill sets out a range of factors to be considered, including the effect of home loss on all the household members. Photograph: iStock

Every week brings new reports of courts around Ireland granting possession orders on homes – often reluctantly. Research shows that victims of home lo(...)

Bríd Cummins, who was found dead in 2004 in the house she was to be evicted from

Julie Grace was just 10 years old when she learned her best lesson about human feelings. She and her cousin Breda were having a giggle about a neig(...)

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