Homes at number 13 are typically €4,335 cheaper than the average Irish property, according to Daft.ie. Photograph: iStock

Although superstition dictates that Friday the 13th, and even the number 13, can be unlucky for some, for property buyers there might be value in suc(...)

Average national house prices have risen by 47per cent since their lowest point at the height of the economic crash in late 2013, according to a repor(...)

Economist Ronan Lyons estimates that Ireland has about 500,000 less apartments than it should have for the size of its population.

The State’s housing crisis stems from a shortage of apartments, not houses, economist and author of the Daft.ie report Ronan Lyons has claimed. The d(...)

A wreck of a market - a post-crash ghost estate

For Ann, it was a bunk in a hostel or the loss of a new, permanent job. That was her choice. She has spent weeks looking for a place to rent in Dubl(...)

Accommodation requests for Dublin Airbnb properties were 25% more likely to be ignored when they came from gay male couples, according to Dr Ronan Lyons and Mr Rishi Ahuja of Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

Gay male couples are discriminated against by Dublin hosts on the home-share website Airbnb, according to new research conducted by economists at Trin(...)

Limerick-to-Dublin rail commuter John Maguire, from Monaleen, Limerick,  in Limerick Junction, where he catches the 6.45am train to Dublin. Photograph Liam Burke Press 22

It is 5.45am on Tuesday and still dark out. There are just four people sitting in the waiting area of Colbert Station in Limerick ahead of the departu(...)

Zara Cassidy Cost: ‘I’ve been renting for 11 years in Dublin, but this is the first time I’ve actually felt scared’

Zara Cassidy Coss - Dublin I’ve been renting for 11 years in Dublin, but this is the first time I’ve actually felt scared. The housing crisis is affe(...)

This graphic shows the change in the number of properties listed as available to rent on housing website Daft over the last 11 years.

The really startling thing about the latest Daft rental report is the lack of supply in the market. Despite soaring rent levels - now in excess of Cel(...)

Rents have increased by almost 12% year-on-year to June, according to a new survey. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Rents have increased by almost 12 per cent year-on-year to June, according to a new survey. This means it now costs almost €3,000 a year more in Dubl(...)

Cathal McGivern: ‘I had hoped I might get on-campus accommodation at DCU, but I missed out’

The cost of rent is soaring, especially in Dublin. Ireland is in the throes of a student accommodation crisis. There is growing evidence of students c(...)