Laura Forsythe: “All the beans on toast and tap water in the world isn’t going to get you there (for deposit).” Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

The Housing Fix is an Irish Times series exploring solutions to Ireland’s housing crisis – arguably the biggest social and economic issue facing (...)

In Dublin, the average rent increased by €110 or 6.6 per cent year on year, to €1,762.

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has insisted the Government’s policy of rent caps is working, as new figures show rents increasing nationally but s(...)

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. (...)

The Residential Tenancies Board  has found two in five tenants are still seeing increases above the 4 per cent annual rent rise cap. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Rent pressure zones have had a “moderating” effect on rent inflation, but two in five tenants are still seeing increases above the 4 per cent annual c(...)

Aerage monthly rents were still more than €70 higher when compared with the same quarter of the previous year. Photograph: iStock

The cost of renting a home in Ireland fell marginally in the last three months of 2018 but average monthly rents were still more than €70 higher when (...)

Rents for apartments in Dublin city  rose by 11.7 per cent annually, compared with 6.5 per cent for houses. Photograph: iStock

Renters in Dublin city paid €156 more a month to rent a property in September than they did a year earlier, new figures show. Despite the imposition(...)

Take Back the City members occupy a tribunal room at the RTB’s premises on D’Olier Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Housing activists occupied a tribunal room during a protest at the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) headquarters in Dublin on Wednesday morning. Th(...)

The average rent in the greater Dublin area  is now €1,587, a monthly increase of €128 over a 12-month period. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The cost of renting a home in Ireland continues to rise with new figures pointing to sharp spikes in urban areas and average monthly rents in Dublin (...)

Housing sector faces serious challenges in terms of minimum standards, says department. Photograph: Frank Miller

A significant number of rented homes inspected by local authorities last year will not comply with new regulations setting minimum health and safety s(...)

“With continuing robust economic and jobs growth through 2017 and in to 2018, significant pressures remain on the private rental market.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The rate at which rents are climbing has slowed but anyone looking to rent a home will still need to pay over 7 per cent more this month than they wou(...)

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