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Rent controls introduced in 2016 have resulted in significant ‘rent rigidities’ and an inefficient two-tier system, economist Jim Power says. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

It’s a grim time to be a tenant, economist and author of the latest rental report, Ronan Lyons, said earlier this month. He was responding to (...)

According to Daft, the average monthly rent nationally stood at €1,567 in the first quarter of 2022

Annual rent price inflation rose to a five-year high of 11.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2022 as the supply of available properties slumped to a(...)

Data from both reports put the median or typical asking price for a home nationally at €295,000 and at €385,000 in Dublin. File photograph: The Irish Times

House-price inflation is expected to remain at double-digit levels for much of 2022 as the mismatch between what is for sale and what buyers want cont(...)

Nationally, the average rent on Daft was €1,524 at the end of 2021, a rise of more than 10 per cent over the year.  Photograph: iStock

The number of homes available to rent has fallen close to historic lows, while rents have increased sharply just as the economy emerges from the rest(...)

House prices: Inflation reflects a combination of unusually strong demand and ongoing weak supply. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Irish housing prices rose by an average of 7.7 per cent in 2021, according to the latest sales report from property website The average pric(...)

Rental market: apartments at Grand Canal Dock in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Last week published its quarterly rental report. It proclaimed that, with just 820 homes to rent in Dublin on November 1st, stock in the capit(...)

Rents in Dublin were 2.7 per cent higher than a year ago, while rents in Cork and Galway were 6.9 per cent and 8.3 per cent higher respectively. Photograph: Kevin Van Paassen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Rents are now rising at an annual rate of 6.8 per cent, according to property website The company’s latest quarterly report, which tracks mo(...)

Market ‘still starved of supply, with prices being bid-up aggressively by homebuyers’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Asking prices for Irish houses are currently running 9 per cent higher than a year ago, according to two separate reports, both of which highlight tha(...)

The new Mill Street Global Student Accommodation in Dublin which has 400 units averaging €1,000 a month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Purpose-built student accommodation have proven controversial, with some critics arguing that they are over-concentrated and unaffordable for (...)

The cost of building, particularly apartments, makes affordability a big problem. File photograph: Getty

The Government has a lot of plans for the autumn, with the first set-piece being the launch of its delayed Housing for All document that is intended t(...)

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