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# Evictions

Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Tathony House served fresh eviction notices after landlord withdraws appeal against RTB ruling
Last year nearly 100 people were served eviction notices, which the RTB ruled invalid.
This year
RTB receives over 4,000 eviction notices for the third quarter in a row
Notices of termination are given when a landlord wishes to evict tenants from a property, which can be for a number of reasons.
FG ministers got hundreds of emails about evictions - but just 22 about gender and trans issues
A report by
Stephen McDermott
A party TD claimed earlier this year that transgender issues were a bigger issue for the public.
'Not going back to hostels': The Dublin tenants resisting eviction on Harrington Street
A report by
Jamie McCarron
Tánaiste Micheál Martin said that the RTB would be investigating the matter.
'Where will they go?': Coveney says invalid notices to quit should be challenged
The minister rounded on Sinn Féin’s policies to scrap the Help to Buy and First Home Scheme.
Taoiseach says Govt did not have exact RTB figures when deciding to lift eviction ban
Questions have been raised about whether government knew the extent of the notices to quit that had been served.
Opinion: Shouldn't protest art provoke exactly the response we've seen this week?
Art History and Cultural Policy Associate Professor, Dr Emily Mark-FitzGerald, looks at the controversy this week around a reworked famine-era eviction scene.
Analysis: This week's policing storm illustrates the differing views on the roles of Gardaí
The criminologist Dr Ian Marder explores the myths and realities of policework and looks at where else we might invest.
SF's Eoin Ó Broin and Garda rep have 'very positive' conversation following controversial tweet
Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin shared the tweet with the caption “no words needed”.
Landlords issued more than 4,300 notices to quit in final quarter of 2022, new figures show
A landlord is required to give a notice period when they want to end a tenancy.
'100% incorrect': Taoiseach denies claim he overruled Housing Minister to end the eviction ban
Eamon Ryan says ending eviction ban was 'difficult' but defends suspending Neasa Hourigan
Government wins counter motion vote against extending eviction ban
Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan voted against the government’s counter motion, which passed 83 votes to 68.
FactFind: How effective was the eviction ban in reducing homelessness?
Government claims that the eviction ban has not reduced homelessness have been met with strong criticism.
Nearly 5,000 eviction notices were served on tenants between July and September last summer
The rental sector is under scrutiny in the wake of the government’s decision not to extend the eviction ban.
Varadkar defends ending eviction ban as Opposition TDs slam 'heartless' decision
The three coalition party leaders met with the housing minister yesterday evening, with Cabinet now discussing the measure.
Coalition leaders and the Housing Minister decided at a meeting last night to lift the eviction ban as planned on 31 March.
Opposition politicians and housing activists have condemning the move.
Sinn Féin's Eoin Ó Bróin said the decision 'will mean more adults, children & pensioners will become homeless from April'.
Sinn Féin TD says rent 'emergency isn't over' as eviction ban set to expire this month
Louise O’Reilly has called for the eviction ban to be extended, while Cabinet is due to discuss the ban on Tuesday.
Last year
Renters protest outside Dublin’s City Hall over June eviction
A small group of protesters chanted ‘Dublin city council, stop mass evictions’ as councillors met.
Minister for Housing says plan for ban on evictions will be time-limited
The three coalition leaders will discuss bringing in a moratorium on notices to terminate tenancies later today.
Winter eviction ban being kept under review, says Taoiseach
Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien has consulted with the AG on the issue.
Explainer: What rights do tenants have against eviction in Ireland?
The number of evictions this year has increased significantly, according to the Residential Tenancies Board.
All time
Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister
The lockdown will mean housing targets could be off by between 6,500 and 7,000 new homes,
Bill preventing evictions from taking place during Level 5 passes all Oireachtas stages
The Bill will now be sent to the President for early signature.
Temporary ban on evictions to be implemented during six-week Level 5 restrictions
Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced this evening that Ireland will move to Level 5 restrictions for six weeks.
Housing minister says he wants to extend rent freeze and ban on evictions - but not indefinitely
The final decision will be made by Cabinet in the coming days.
Heritage Minister confirms Waterways Ireland will not remove barge homes from canal
Six boat owners had been served eviction notices and told their homes would be removed by crane if they did not move them.
Plan to move people's barges off Dublin's Grand Canal stalled by heritage minister
Minister of State Malcolm Noonan said that he is hoping to establish a mediation process.
People living in barges on Dublin's Grand Canal could be evicted from their homes this week
A crane is set to remove the houseboats tomorrow.
Rent freeze and temporary ban on evictions to be introduced during Covid-19 crisis
The emergency measures for renters were agreed at a Cabinet meeting today.
Majority of revenue on Airbnb comes from rentals which will be hit by new laws
Data scraped from site shows widespread use of ‘domestic’ units as short-term lets.
'There have been threats against us': Gardai call for clear guidelines around how they police evictions
Many officers are unclear as to how they are expected to operate in these incidents.
Paschal Donohoe met KBC to 'reassure' the bank of support after the Strokestown eviction
The bank was criticised for using private security agents to forcibly remove three siblings from their Roscommon home.
Man arrested over Strokestown eviction incident released without charge
The man was arrested earlier today following a search of a house in the Killoe area of Longford.
Opinion: Sound the alarm - a proposed EU directive on bad loans will give vulture funds a free rein
A proposed new EU Directive aims to develop a secondary market for non-performing loans and poses a serious threat to the rights of borrowers and consumers, writes Matt Carthy.
More than 50% of people think we should introduce France's winter eviction ban
The ‘trêve hivernale’ has been a part of French law since 1956.
Roscommon eviction: Gardaí conduct search operation after Sunday's violent scenes
Gardaí are investigating an incident of criminal damage and assault that occurred on Sunday morning.
Calls for TDs who are landlords to abstain from anti-eviction Bill vote due to conflict of interest
Varadkar said TDs who landlords are able to make a distinction between their personal interests and the public interest,
'People should fight': Cork locals to protest today against plans for mass evictions
The new owners of the Leeside Apartments say they’re set to substantially refurbish the apartment block.
Beijing evictions of migrant workers stir widespread anger
“They are chasing people away from apartments and smashing things.”
'It would make you wonder has anything changed?': Over a century later, Ireland still can't shake its eviction past
The rent uncertainty of today is not only widespread – but goes deep through the ages of Irish history.
Norris lets rip on vulture funds: 'Why were they allowed into this country?'
Speaking about his new Housing Co-op Bill, Norris said people appear to have forgotten that “eviction” is a dirty word in Ireland.
Termination notices sent to Limerick apartment residents to be withdrawn
People living in The Strand apartments had been facing eviction.