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Eoin Ó Broin: The Government has shut down debate on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill
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Eoin Ó Broin: The Government has shut down debate on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

Mar 24th 2021, 4:11 PM 16,851 Views 49 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says Government is rushing the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill through this week without due process, letting renters down again.

Cost of renting home in Ireland grew by 2.7% last year despite Covid-19 pandemic
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Cost of renting home in Ireland grew by 2.7% last year despite Covid-19 pandemic

Mar 24th 2021, 10:55 AM 18,779 Views 91 Comments

That’s according to the Residential Tenancies Board’s latest rent index.

Protection for renters in financial difficulty due to Covid-19 extended to 12 July
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Protection for renters in financial difficulty due to Covid-19 extended to 12 July

Mar 9th 2021, 7:31 PM 15,818 Views 24 Comments

The protections in place were due to expire on 12 April.

Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban
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Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban

Feb 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 30,306 Views 50 Comments

An eviction ban for those in arrears has been in place across the country since late October,

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister
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Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister

Jan 27th 2021, 5:08 PM 24,517 Views 55 Comments

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
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Bill preventing evictions from taking place during Level 5 passes all Oireachtas stages

Oct 23rd 2020, 4:32 PM 16,223 Views 22 Comments

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
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Temporary ban on evictions to be implemented during six-week Level 5 restrictions

Oct 19th 2020, 10:55 PM 23,248 Views 31 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced this evening that Ireland will move to Level 5 restrictions for six weeks.

Threshold calls for €20 million rent arrears fund to be included in upcoming Budget
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Threshold calls for €20 million rent arrears fund to be included in upcoming Budget

Sep 24th 2020, 8:20 AM 16,827 Views 62 Comments

The charity is calling for the funding to help tenants facing a rent crisis as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'
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ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'

Jul 28th 2020, 3:50 PM 14,928 Views 24 Comments

Renters are more likely to work in the sectors worst hit by the pandemic.

There's been a 39% spike in homes for rent in Dublin compared to last May
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There's been a 39% spike in homes for rent in Dublin compared to last May

Jun 9th 2020, 6:05 AM 18,952 Views 22 Comments

The 39% spike is the highest one-month total for rental listings in the capital since August 2015.

Rents fell by average of 2.1% in April compared to previous month, new Daft report shows
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Rents fell by average of 2.1% in April compared to previous month, new Daft report shows

May 12th 2020, 6:05 AM 11,587 Views 29 Comments

Daft.ie says this drop reflects the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Daft.ie is helping provide free accommodation for doctors and nurses battling the Covid-19 pandemic
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Daft.ie is helping provide free accommodation for doctors and nurses battling the Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 1st 2020, 10:47 PM 33,377 Views 15 Comments

It’s expected that a feature allowing doctors and nurses to self-isolate outside of hospitals will be live by next week.

Rent freeze and temporary ban on evictions to be introduced during Covid-19 crisis
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Rent freeze and temporary ban on evictions to be introduced during Covid-19 crisis

Updated Mar 19th 2020, 5:46 PM 106,654 Views 88 Comments

The emergency measures for renters were agreed at a Cabinet meeting today.

'Robust' supports for renters due to be announced, but access to HAP likely to be ruled out
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'Robust' supports for renters due to be announced, but access to HAP likely to be ruled out

Mar 19th 2020, 6:05 AM 36,154 Views 71 Comments

Government has said landlords will have to show flexibility to their tenants.

Landlords should show 'forbearance' during Covid-19 outbreak, says housing minister
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Landlords should show 'forbearance' during Covid-19 outbreak, says housing minister

Mar 13th 2020, 9:56 PM 80,709 Views 196 Comments

Eoghan Murphy also said that he would provide support to homeless services during the crisis.

'They are not living extravagant lives': 1 in 3 renters in debt struggling to meet repayments, think-tank says
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'They are not living extravagant lives': 1 in 3 renters in debt struggling to meet repayments, think-tank says

Mar 4th 2020, 6:20 AM 25,275 Views 42 Comments

Tasc has said its report challenged the idea that people get into debt because of a “personal failing”.

The Candidate: Rent freeze not off the table, rent hike reforms and a fiver for pensioners - Micheál's manifesto promises
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The Candidate: Rent freeze not off the table, rent hike reforms and a fiver for pensioners - Micheál's manifesto promises

Jan 24th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,496 Views 81 Comments

Micheál Martin told The Candidate Podcast that he will reduce the rate rents rise in rent pressure zones.

Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report
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Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report

Jan 13th 2020, 9:18 AM 18,356 Views 42 Comments

There is a notable shortage of one-bedroom housing for single people and couples, the Simon Communities said.

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view
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Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view

Dec 6th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,585 Views 42 Comments

One of the options outlined in the consultation open from today is to encourage a wider use of green leases.

Dublin City Council is spending €16,250 a month to rent an empty building
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Dublin City Council is spending €16,250 a month to rent an empty building

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:05 PM 40,580 Views 27 Comments

There was opposition to using the building for homeless accommodation.

People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent
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People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 12,557 Views 12 Comments

That’s according to new research from Daft.ie.

O'Devaney Gardens: Fresh plans in doubt as Minister raises concerns over funding and legal issues
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O'Devaney Gardens: Fresh plans in doubt as Minister raises concerns over funding and legal issues

Updated Nov 18th 2019, 11:00 AM 15,162 Views 33 Comments

Bartra has been contracted to build 768 houses and apartments on the site.

'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400
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'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400

Nov 12th 2019, 3:14 PM 18,803 Views 53 Comments

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil hit out at Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil.

A new record high: The average monthly rent in Ireland is now over €1,400
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A new record high: The average monthly rent in Ireland is now over €1,400

Nov 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 78,439 Views 110 Comments

Areas like Munster have seen large increases in rent prices this year compared to 2018.

We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals?
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We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals?

Sep 19th 2019, 4:12 PM 16,517 Views 61 Comments

Housing charity Threshold says there’s an “unacceptable” number of properties checked.

Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable'
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Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable'

Sep 18th 2019, 4:19 PM 36,980 Views 121 Comments

The minister also said €1,200 rent is an affordable amount for a couple to pay.

Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4%
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Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4%

Jul 11th 2019, 11:34 AM 10,263 Views 33 Comments

Under RPZ legislation, annual rent rises are capped at 4% in certain areas.

Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad
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Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad

May 21st 2019, 9:34 PM 18,724 Views 46 Comments

The Residential Tenancies Bill will now go to President Michael D Higgins to be signed into law.

Explainer: What are cuckoo funds and why are people complaining about them?
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Explainer: What are cuckoo funds and why are people complaining about them?

May 19th 2019, 8:15 AM 29,354 Views 38 Comments

Between 2012 and 2018, block purchasers bought 9,291 units in Dublin.

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission
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Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission

Apr 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 34,558 Views 40 Comments

The WRC provides advice on workplace issues to employers and to employees.

Sky News anchor apologises after being criticised for hitting out at renters during live interview
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Sky News anchor apologises after being criticised for hitting out at renters during live interview

Apr 16th 2019, 10:55 AM 62,584 Views 53 Comments

The interviewee described Jane Secker’s line of questions as “a bit patronising, really”.

New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers
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New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers

Jan 28th 2019, 1:33 PM 19,520 Views 53 Comments

The new state lender aims to deliver 7,500 homes within five years.

A survey of Ireland's rental sector is set to get underway
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A survey of Ireland's rental sector is set to get underway

Jan 24th 2019, 6:01 AM 12,471 Views 18 Comments

The Residential Tenancies Board has issued a tender for the survey to be carried out.

Dublin's Roomigo is on a mission to ease the headache of finding decent housemates
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Dublin's Roomigo is on a mission to ease the headache of finding decent housemates

Jan 6th 2019, 7:00 PM 17,413 Views 7 Comments

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the ‘prop-tech’ company.

Landlords to be sanctioned up to €30,000 if they breach rent caps under new laws
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Landlords to be sanctioned up to €30,000 if they breach rent caps under new laws

Dec 11th 2018, 12:01 AM 27,940 Views 72 Comments

The new rules will mean notice periods given to tenants by landlords will be extended.

State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money
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State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money

Dec 5th 2018, 9:10 PM 10,705 Views 23 Comments

Committee concerned about State renting buildings long-term rather than buying.

New laws to punish landlords who raise rents above legal limit to be brought to Cabinet
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New laws to punish landlords who raise rents above legal limit to be brought to Cabinet

Dec 5th 2018, 1:18 PM 20,909 Views 100 Comments

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy confirmed that the Bill will be brought to Cabinet next Tuesday.

Degree to which landlords can be sanctioned last sticking point to new renter protection law
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Degree to which landlords can be sanctioned last sticking point to new renter protection law

Nov 18th 2018, 8:10 AM 21,375 Views 78 Comments

The law plans to make it an offence for landlords with properties in RPZs to raise the rent above the legally allowed 4%.

'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar
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'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar

Nov 12th 2018, 2:09 PM 19,522 Views 81 Comments

The latest Daft.ie quarterly report found that the average monthly rent nationwide is €1,334.

Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords?
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Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords?

Oct 25th 2018, 11:04 AM 68,851 Views 115 Comments

The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.

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