Focus Ireland said “the whole property market is a pile of carrots already” and “a few more sticks might be part of the answer”. Photograph: PA

Landlords should face penalties if they leave homes empty, rather than being offered “carrots” encouraging them to rent them out, said a leading homel(...)

The Private Residential Tenancies Board figures show rents nationwide increasing by 8.6 per cent over the 12 months to the end of September. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Renting a home in Dublin now costs just €30 less each month than it did at the height of the boom in 2007, according to the latest official figures p(...)

 The IPOA has accused the Government of abdicating its responsibilities towards people who need social housing by attacking a soft target instead. Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

An umbrella group for Irish landlords has condemned proposed legislation aimed a freezing residential rent prices for periods of two years. The Irish(...)

Clúid, the largest voluntary housing association in the State, has said its tenants will not lose their homes if they do not pay water charges. The as(...)

A group representing property owners has said rent control “is not the answer” to the State’s housing crisis and called on the Government to provide an “adequate supply of accommodation”.

A group representing property owners has said rent control “is not the answer” to the State’s housing crisis and called on the Government to provide a(...)

From left: Stephen Faughnan (Irish Property Owners’ Association), Tara Buckley (RGDATA), Noreen O’Sullivan (Vintners Federation of Ireland) and Irish Farmers’ Association president Eddie Downey. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Four of the State’s biggest lobby groups for small businesses have joined forces to argue that the basis on which negotiations between banks and small(...)

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