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Uninest New Mill in Dublin 8, which opens this month, is an example of the new breed of high-spec student accommodation being built in the capital.

Student accommodation might conjure up images of grotty homes with mildewed curtains and questionable electrics. Now, a new breed of purpose-built lu(...)

It is understood senior figures have discussed setting up a new housing corporation to act as a developer of State-funded homes. Similar to the model of Irish Water, it would take powers off local authorities. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Government is considering establishing a new semi-State company to drive house building across the country in an effort to solve the housing crisi(...)

 ‘I think this is the reason Irish people are so obsessed with buying a property; it sucks to be a tenant. There aren’t adequate protections in place.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Evicted tenant in rent pressure zone (interview conducted by Eva Short): “I am currently packing my boxes to move out of home for three years. I hav(...)

The majority of complaints over housing disputes came from Dublin, with 64 per cent of cases based in the capital. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Complaints over rent arrears, deposit retentions and evictions have led to a significant rise in disputes between tenants and landlords in the past ye(...)

The RTB said prsopective tenants can feel pressure to accept high rent if they ar among a queue of people viewing a property.

The sharp increase in the number of cases taken by tenants against landlords is a reflection of the pressure people living in rented accommodation are(...)

Almost eight in 10 landlords in rent pressure zones wrongly imposed rent increases on tenants, according to the State authority that handles landlord-tenant disputes. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Almost eight in 10 landlords in rent pressure zones wrongly imposed rent increases on tenants, according to the State authority that handles landlord-(...)

The unused Kishogue train station which was built in anticipation of future development, near Adamstown and Clonburris. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Comprehensive planning has never been a strong point in the Irish political system. Under pressure, a “sure t’will do” approach is frequently adopted,(...)

John O’Connor, CEO of the Housing Agency, wants to see more stringent planning laws to discourage short-term letting of units that are not owner-inhabited. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Developers who build low-density housing in highly populated areas should be hit with punitive levies, the head of the Housing Agency has said. John (...)

Tenants can complain to the Residential Tenancies Board about landlords who increase rents by greater than the 4%  limit in rent-pressure zones

The Department of Housing has poured cold water on the idea of a mandatory rent register suggested as a means of helping tenants stop landlords imposi(...)

Vacant former social housing in a small flats complex  off Townsend Street in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

There’s a notion that should be instantly dispatched to the annals of wishful thinking: that the Government will, one of these days, do something sign(...)

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