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The Government is to give exta powers to the Residential Tenancies Board, which is charged with resolving disputes in the rental sector.

From criminalising struggling landlords to rooting out the cowboys, the new powers bestowed on the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) have provoked sta(...)

Ireland will experience a level of housing exclusion and rising inequality, in the coming decade, on a scale unrecognisable from our current emergency, with devastating implications for our society, economy and environment. Photograph: Eric Luke

House price rises, queues, and unaffordable rents. It’s another bubble in Irish housing. But this is different from 2008. The Irish housing system has(...)

The rental figures come from the Residential Tenancies Board’s Quarterly Rent Index compiled by the Economic and Social Research Institute. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Dublin City Council paid rent increases to 64 private landlords for social housing in 2017 that were above the 4 per cent cap for so-called rent pres(...)

One property advertised in an online group, for five tenants who would sleep in the same room as the kitchen and living area.

An unofficial rental black market of overcrowded properties is thriving in Dublin due to the shortage of affordable rental accommodation. In such a m(...)

Social Democrats TD Róisín Shortall proposes that tenants in rental accommodation for less than a year should have at least 90 days’ termination notice. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

New tenants should have access to rent paid by their predecessors in order to ensure the 4 per cent cap on rents is being implemented in designated re(...)

 University College Dublin, Belfield. Photograph: Alan Betson

A €300 million on-campus accommodation complex at University College Dublin (UCD) has become the first development approved by An Bord Pleanála under (...)

If you’re wondering why the much-vaunted rent controls, first introduced this time last year, are having so little impact on stalling price growth, co(...)

It’s time to talk about how rent increases are decisions made by individuals, and to address the role of the landlord in exacerbating the rental crisis. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Renting a property at a fair price in Dublin and other Irish cities is now something mythical. Seeking it out or stumbling upon it can only be achieve(...)

Prices have risen to less than 10% below their 2007 peak in some urban areas.

House prices nationwide have risen by an average of almost 50 per cent since their lowest point five years ago and are expected to increase again in 2(...)

Verena Lauer, one of three tenants who lodged disputes at the RTB challenging a rent increase for the apartment they shared in Mountjoy Square, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

A group of young tenants whose landlord attempted to evict them have welcomed a court injunction restraining him from entering their apartment until t(...)

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