The average rent in Dublin city was put at €1,511, while in the Greater Dublin Area  average rents were said to be €1,103. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

The spiralling cost of renting a home in Dublin city has forced many people to look farther afield, with tightening supply leading to sharp increases(...)

The annual rental inflation rate is now 9.5 per cent, well ahead of the 4 per cent rental cap on increases set in December 2016. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The rate of increase in rents accelerated significantly in the second half of the year, following a moderate and brief slowdown earlier in the year, a(...)

Rent Pressure Zones were introduced a year ago to try and moderate increases in parts of the country where the prices were highest.  Photograph: iStock

Landlords in a Rent Pressure Zone (RPZ) cannot hike rents above prescribed thresholds after performing basic maintenance such as painting or appliance(...)

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(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, speaks to the media about the Residential Tenancies Boardâ’ s latest Quarterly Rent Index Report on the opening day of the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Co Offaly. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

Greystones in Co Wicklow and Drogheda Co Louth have been added to the Government’s list of rent pressure zones, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy ann(...)

 Newstalk’s Pat Kenny. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The ability to find a fresh angle on a familiar subject is the hallmark of any good broadcaster. It’s no surprise, then, that after 40 years or so on (...)

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(...)

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-(...)

Rents in Dublin and surrounding commuter counties are among the highest relative to the national average, with parts of Cork and Galway cities also above the average. Photograph: Getty Images

The cost of renting a home countrywide jumped by almost 7.4 per cent in the 12 months to the end of March, according to the latest report from the Res(...)

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