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A shortage of rental accommodation, underlined again this week with news that rents continue to soar, offers no excuse for ignoring basic standards. 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(...)

The annual rental inflation rate is now 9.5 per cent, well ahead of the 4 per cent rental cap on increases set in December 2016. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The rate of increase in rents accelerated significantly in the second half of the year, following a moderate and brief slowdown earlier in the year, a(...)

There are four to five cases of illegal evictions being dealt with by the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) each week, the director has said. The lat(...)

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