Activists who occupied a property on Summerhill Parade in Dublin have held several demonstrations outside the property, attended by large groups of supporters. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Shortly after 7pm on Tuesday, August 7th, a group of housing activists broke into and occupied a property on Summerhill Parade, in north inner-city Du(...)

Paul Howard has a history of rulings against him. Photograph: The Irish Times

Landlord Paul Howard has been ordered to pay a tenant €2,120, after serving her an invalid eviction notice to an apartment in Mountjoy Square, Dublin (...)

Currently, the council can only serve a landlord found to be in breach of standards with an “improvement notice” to take remedial action, followed by a prohibition notice barring them from reletting the property if the improvement works are not carried out. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Fines of up to €1 million and jail terms of up to two years should be introduced for landlords convicted of running dangerously overcrowded properties(...)

In the current rental market, many tenants are unaware of their rights or are unwilling to exercise them for fear of losing their homes. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Housing: protecting tenants

The housing sector has changed dramatically during the past decade but measures to protect the rights of tenants have been extremely slow in coming. T(...)

Paul Howard, who has been the subject of a number of negative findings by the Residential Tenancies Board. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

The Dublin landlord against whom the High Court issued an injunction before Christmas preventing him evicting tenants from an apartment on Mountjoy Sq(...)

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(...)

Owner Lungus Capital says Leeside Apartments are currently not in compliance with its fire certificates.

A protest against the eviction of over 20 families from the Leeside Apartments in Cork will take place in the city centre this weekend. The Leeside (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the vast majority of small independent landlords were good landlords. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Jack Power Landlords will have to self-certify that their rental properties meet appropriate standards and face legal action if they provide “untrue(...)

Rental opportunities in Ireland are limited. Photo: Getty

The State is rushing to adopt a European-style rental accommodation strategy, but without the legislative or policy frameworks that would provide reas(...)

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-(...)

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