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The increase would mean the cost of student accommodation on the Belfield campus rises to between €8,000 and €9,900 per year over the next three years. File photograph: The Irish Times

Students in University College Dublin (UCD) are to demonstrate over a decision by the university to increase on-campus accommodation rents by 12 per c(...)

Properties must comply with certain standards such as having  a washing machine, hot and cold water, a heater in each room and facilities for cooking and fire safety. Photograph: iStock

Clare County Council issued more legal actions against landlords in 2018 than Dublin City Council, the State’s largest local authority, latest figures(...)

High house prices: a major factor is Ireland’s shortage of shovel-ready sites. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Nobody ever sat down and planned our housing system. It is the outcome of a century of incremental changes. Some of these arose from policy decisions,(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy accused the Bill’s sponsor, Sinn Féin, of ‘hypocrisy’ for blocking housing projects in their own constituency. File photograph: The Irish Times

A three-year rent freeze could be law by Christmas if all Opposition parties co-operated to deal with the legislation, Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman E(...)

In pressure zones rents cannot be increased by more than 4% per year. File photograph: Getty

What is it that Sinn Féin is proposing? The party’s housing spokesman Eoin Ó’Broin has published a Bill calling for a three-year rent freeze and an e(...)

Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó’Broin’s proposals would mean the introduction of an immediate rent freeze on all existing and new tenancies. Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has said it is not “wedded” to the idea of introducing a national rent freeze but will back a Sinn Féin Bill calling for such a move. Th(...)

Ryan Tubridy was at the SVP Christmas appeal where he expressed his disgust at 4,000 homeless children: ‘It is not right and it is not fair.’ File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Escalating rents are increasing demands for the services of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) despite the improving economy, the charity has sta(...)

Monopoly is based on hoarding land, accumulating fortunes from buying property and waiting for prices to rise

Looking out at the Atlantic from Lahinch in Co Clare, it’s hard to believe that one in 10 people was evicted in Ireland during the Famine. Two million(...)

The LIV Student accommodation complex on Church Street in Dublin

Tenants in a student complex in the capital are facing rent increases of more than 10 per cent due to what the management company is calling an “admin(...)

Docklands resident Michael Ingle believes the cost of rents in the area, while not desirable, is to an extent understandable. Photograph: Dave Meehan

As Google says it would “think about” subsidising housing in Dublin to ease the accommodation crisis, and developer Johnny Ronan offers the company th(...)

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