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#rent control

# rent-control - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Landlords express 'absolute outrage' at new rent control plans

At a meeting last night, landlords urged the government to address issues of supply.

# rent-control - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

There was an almighty jump in rents while everyone waited for price controls

Cork and Galway have had their biggest increases in at least 10 years.

# rent-control - Monday 16 November, 2015

Why a two-year rent freeze could do a lot more harm than good

The government’s rent-control measures were announced last week.

# rent-control - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Renting in Berlin is a lot easier than in Dublin because of this one rule

Measures introduced by Berlin last month have already brought rents down by 3.1%.

# rent-control - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Would we have saved any money if rent control existed here 10 years ago? took a look at what impact linking rents to inflation would have.

# rent-control - Thursday 4 June, 2015

This week’s vital property news: Are we getting rent control? Shovel Ready This post contains images

This week’s vital property news: Are we getting rent control?

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

# rent-control - Monday 1 June, 2015

Alan Kelly wants to bring in measures that sound a lot like rent controls

The Labour minister wants to put the lid on prices by linking them to inflation.

# rent-control - Monday 15 December, 2014

'There needs to be a two-year freeze on rents' says Labour TD

Éamonn Maloney says the freezes are needed to stop Dublin from becoming a “landlords’ paradise”.

# rent-control - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Opinion: Rent controls ARE a viable option in calming Ireland's housing crisis

Some commentators who dismiss rent controls as being counter-productive are actually talking about rent freezes – an entirely different scheme.

# rent-control - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Would rent control actually solve any of our problems?

A report by the Private Rental Tenancies Board last month dismissed it as a course of action – but how has it fared internationally?

# rent-control - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

'The government needs to act now': Demand for homeless service up 25%

Focus Ireland helped 10,000 people last year who were on the streets or at risk of becoming homeless.

# rent-control - Monday 12 May, 2014

Poll: Do you think rents in Dublin should be capped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think rents in Dublin should be capped?

The average rent in Dublin is now €1,289.

# rent-control - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Calls for rent controls are blatantly stupid

Proposing a simplistic solution to arbitrarily attempt to solve one facet of Ireland’s housing problem is just bad policymaking, writes Aaron McKenna.