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A new report from property website says rents have risen by more than 11.2% nationally over the last 12 months. Photograph: Frank Miller

The cost of buying a home will rise by at least 20 per cent over the next three years, according to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI),(...)

The combined cost of the three main rent support programmes – rent supplement, the housing assistance payment and the rental accommodation scheme – is expected to be some €535m  this year

The Government will spend in excess of €3 billion on rent subsidies over the next five years, according to official projections. This represents a 25 (...)

The RTÉ  Investigates documentary went undercover to show people living in sub-standard rental accommodation, with bunk beds packed into rooms.

Opposition parties and tenant rights groups have called for an NCT-style system of certification for private rental accommodation in the wake of an RT(...)

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy: will bring a memo to Cabinet next week addressing concerns surrounding dangerous rental accommodation exposed by an RTÉ documentary. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A representative body for US businesses, including some of the biggest employers in the country, has warned the housing crisis is so severe it could d(...)

RTÉ Investigates revealed  serious over-crowding in buildings

Dublin City Council needs 100 more health inspectors to deal with the overcrowding issue in rental properties, its deputy chief executive has said. B(...)

An image from the ‘RTÉ Investigates’ programme, broadcast on Thursday, showing slum-like conditions in rental properties across the State.

Substandard and severely over-crowded and dangerous rental accommodation has been exposed by a documentary broadcast on Thursday night. Dublin Fire B(...)

Unless the failed policy approach of successive governments – relying on the private sector to provide a sufficient number of social houses – is reversed, nothing will change.  Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg
Housing: a European rebuke

The State’s housing market is so dysfunctional that findings by the Strasbourg-based European Committee of Social Rights that the poor quality of some(...)

Financial experts recommend that a person keeps their housing costs to 30%  of their net income

Dublin city dwellers are now spending as much as 55 per cent of their take-home pay on rent, new figures show. Limerick city, on the other hand, is th(...)

Record low: currently there are only 1,062 units available to rent in Dublin city,  the lowest level on record

In recent years the topic of rents and the housing crisis has come to the fore, with many people holding strong views on the subject. The one thing th(...)

Trinity student Saul Kenny was left sleeping on a couch following a dispute with a landlord

Saul Kenny (20) is a student at Trinity College Dublin who was left without accommodation and sleeping on friends’ couches at the start of this colleg(...)

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