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Under 2019 regulations a Hap dwelling must be inspected within eight months of a tenancy starting. File photograph: Getty

Inspections of privately owned homes rented under the State’s Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) programme fell by more than two-thirds last year, raisi(...)

Triona Coates outside the home.  Debris from  the roof has fallen on the ground. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The stone farmhouse rented by Triona Coates in rural Co Cavan has a musty, damp odour. “I would apologise, but I’ve stopped feeling this is my fault.(...)

Bob Geldof is landlord of one of the properties managed by the company. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A company that rents luxury properties – including one owned by singer Bob Geldof – on behalf of landlords is to be wound up by order of the High Cour(...)

People could be looking at 80 per cent of their income going to rent in retirement. File photograph: Getty Images

It used to be (relatively) simple. You got a job, scrimped and saved for a deposit, bought a home, then, when you retired, your cost of living plummet(...)

Ireland was a very monoethnic society in the 1980s, when homeownership rates were higher, and that has since dramatically changed. Photograph: iStock

The provision of affordable housing could over time make the State money and increase local income by several million euro per year, an online confere(...)

The Government has introduced rules for “rent pressure zones” to cap rent rises at the rate of inflation. Photograph: PA Wire

The private rental sector in the Republic has trebled in size since 2000 as high house prices have forced more people to rent, a conference on housing(...)

Over half of respondents (51 per cent) said they are paying more than 30 per cent of their income on rent. Photograph: Getty Images

Only a quarter of people renting in Ireland do so by choice, a survey from the national housing charity has found. More than half said they rent bec(...)

Jared Kushner’s  book ‘will be the definitive, thorough recounting’ of the Trump administration, publisher says.  File photograph: Kevin Dietsch/EPA

Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former president Donald Trump and a senior adviser in his administration, has secured a book deal to recount Trump’s (...)

The blanket eviction ban was introduced only for periods when people’s movement was restricted to within 5km of their homes as part of Covid-19 rules, which was lifted on April 12th. File photograph: iStock

There has been a surge in renters seeking advice on notices of termination since the blanket ban on evictions, introduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic(...)

Property owners responded to the lifting of the eviction ban saying it is ‘essential’ that the rental market is allowed to return to ‘some normality’. Photograph: iStock

Evictions of people from rental accommodation can resume from Friday as a grace period following last week’s lifting of the ban ends. Housing charity(...)

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