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From TheJournal.ie Column: Dark, damp room or the street – this is the choice faced by many Opinion

Column: Dark, damp room or the street – this is the choice faced by many

Cuts to rent supplement are forcing people to make impossible choices, writes Bob Jordan of Threshold.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

The nine stories you need to know this morning, including: Katie Taylor makes the final, a jobs boost for Dublin – and what to do if you’re flying with Ryanair this weekend…

From TheJournal.ie 'Guardians' sought for manor house property in Waterford city Lord Of The Manor

'Guardians' sought for manor house property in Waterford city

Accommodation available for €25 a week – but new tenants will be considered security guards rather than regular tenants.

From TheJournal.ie How much has weekly rent average fallen since 2006? ONE per cent. Census 2011

How much has weekly rent average fallen since 2006? ONE per cent.

Also in Census 2011 housing stats: The number of permanent housing units has increased by 13 per cent since 2006.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Our landlord went into receivership – now we’re in limbo Opinion

Column: Our landlord went into receivership – now we’re in limbo

Her building crumbling and in legal limbo, Alsa Campbell writes about how tenants are finding themselves at the sharp end of landlords’ financial troubles.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Landlords who don’t accept rent allowance are lazy – and classist Opinion

Column: Landlords who don’t accept rent allowance are lazy – and classist

There’s an unpleasant undercurrent in Ireland that distrusts people on state assistance, writes Lisa McInerney. But it’s short-sighted, unfair and snobbish.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Renting is the future – and not just for houses Opinion

Column: Renting is the future – and not just for houses

As the property crash continues to bite, people are avoiding big commitments to their homes, cars and even relationships, writes Gerard O’Neill.

From TheJournal.ie The Rent is Too Damn High candidate faces eviction Too Damn Low This post contains videos

The Rent is Too Damn High candidate faces eviction

Jimmy McMillan, who plans to run in the US presidential election next year, is lodging a $70,000 counter-claim against his landlord.

From TheJournal.ie Rents up in Dublin and Cork cities but generally stable – report Rent

Rents up in Dublin and Cork cities but generally stable – report

Overall, rents have remained stable since prices in early 2010, according to latest Daft.ie report. Chartered accountant Cormac Lucey warns that while rents have largely stabilised, property prices haven’t.

From TheJournal.ie Rents fall less than 1 per cent over 2010 Rents

Rents fall less than 1 per cent over 2010

Residential rents now cheaper than they were 10 years ago, according to Daft.ie economist Ronan Lyons.

RENTS HAVE REMAINED largely unchanged for the second half of this year, according to the latest property report from Daft.ie.

Prices remain considerably lower for the same period of last year, despite falling by less than 1% between April and June this year.

The average asking rent for a property stands at €835, 5% lower than last year.

Rent for students still varies across Ireland. Letterkenny was on average the cheapest place for a student to rent, at €219 per month, but living in Dublin city centre costs more than twice that, with students paying an average €501 each month.

Commenting on the report, the president of the Union of Students in Ireland, Gary Redmond, said students will be pleased with current prices:

A year ago, students could expect to pay rent in the range of €370-400 per month, while students in Dublin faced considerably higher rents. But recent figures from Daft now show that in the last year the biggest falls in rents have been in Dublin. Generally, around the country, rents are between 20% and 30% below what they were two years ago.

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