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Dublin: 16 °C Sunday 29 May, 2016


# rent - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Rents across the country at 2008 levels as housing supply hits an all-time low

Rents rose by 16% in Cork since last year.

# rent - Saturday 19 March, 2016

“Everything should be free” brigade rowing in on housing isn’t helping

We need to make it easier for developers to make a fair margin on affordable homes, writes Aaron McKenna.

# rent - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# rent - Friday 8 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge This viral rental ad reaches a whole new level of grim Keep It Clean

This viral rental ad reaches a whole new level of grim

Ah, the property market.

# rent - Friday 25 December, 2015

I’m normal, I always pay bills and I’ve no weird habits, but I still can’t find a room to rent

I’ve queued up with over 30 people to get into view a house. Then you have to pitch yourself, X-Factor style, as to why they should pick you.

# rent - Sunday 20 December, 2015

‘I’d love to help a struggling tenant, but if I did I’d be homeless myself’

“Landlords answer to banks. We’re still paying the price for austerity.”

# rent - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Department insists no issue with Joan Burton’s ‘unusual and concerning’ letter to constituents

The letters were delivered in Oireachtas envelopes and headed paper.

# rent - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Will landlords forego extra rent to help families on the brink of homelessness?

One charity is asking them to consider it.

# rent - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

From Business ETC Here’s what only a few stops on Dublin’s rail lines can do to your rent Red Line Issue

Here’s what only a few stops on Dublin’s rail lines can do to your rent

Tenants are paying a premium of up to 30% to move one stop.

# rent - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Given up on owning your own home? Most people have

Three in ten tenants also fear losing their houses.

# rent - Thursday 19 November, 2015

# rent - 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 - Monday 16 November, 2015

From Business ETC Why a two-year rent freeze could do a lot more harm than good Cold Comfort

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 - Saturday 7 November, 2015

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?

Proposed new legislation could see rent hikes only being allowed once every two years.

Here’s how many people are getting the rent supplement in every county

The number of recipients in Dublin makes up over a third of the overall number of people using the scheme.

# rent - Friday 6 November, 2015

Are rents set to increase ahead of a two-year freeze measure?

The PRTB has issued advice to the public over the measures.

These two men have been talking up the new plan on rents and housing supply

Full details of the plan agreed between the Finance and Environment ministers will be unveiled next Tuesday.

# rent - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge 8 landlords who proved landlords can be good people Rent

8 landlords who proved landlords can be good people

“Some old crank rang about a party last night.”

Poll: Have you ever had to move because of high rents? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever had to move because of high rents?

Or were you able to weather it out?

# rent - Monday 2 November, 2015

Alan Kelly’s big idea to solve the rental crisis could be dead in the water

It comes as a new poll finds strong support for the minister’s rent certainty proposal.

# rent - Monday 5 October, 2015

Debate Room: Should there be a rent freeze?

There has been talk about penalties for landlords who don’t accept rent supplement, calls for the ban on bedsits to be lifted and continuous calls for more housing supply — so what is the answer? We asked two experts with different viewpoints what is at play here.

# rent - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Here’s why poorer families were hardest hit by post-Celtic Tiger inflation

Inflation for low income households was above the average rate during the recession.

# rent - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Inside the plush pads of ridiculously wealthy students

London has an even greater property shortage than Dublin, but many of its exclusive properties are being rented by wealthy foreign college students.

# rent - Friday 21 August, 2015

We’re facing the prospect of students turning down college places because they can’t afford to survive

The student accommodation crisis is a barrier to education, and it needs action now, says USI president Kevin Donoghue.

# rent - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Good news for landlords, bad news for everyone else

The Rental report has just been released, and it’s not looking good for renters.

# rent - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

The ‘last pressure valve’ in the housing market is about to blow – and students will suffer

People looking for rental properties in all Ireland’s major cities are in for a rude shock.

# rent - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Inside the London flats that billionaires spend £100 million to rent

Fancy having someone playing piano in your office? No problem with this kind of money.

# rent - Sunday 2 August, 2015

Homelessness has increased since the action plan after Jonathan Corrie’s death

An extra 172 families are now homeless since the action plan was published last December.

# rent - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Landlord convicted of breaking the law after accepting rent supplement

Two landlords had criminal proceedings brought against them.

# rent - Saturday 27 June, 2015

State bureaucracy is helping drive up rents, and it needs to stop

It takes a project an average of 79 weeks from the date of planning application till the first builders start clearing the first square foot of the site for construction.

# rent - Monday 8 June, 2015

Student accommodation is an absolute disaster in this country – when will government respond?

On-campus accommodation is snapped up a lightning speed, leaving vulnerable young people at the mercy of the inhospitable private market.

# rent - Sunday 7 June, 2015

It’s not easy to sell a flat once owned by a well-known serial killer Dennis Nilsen This post contains a poll

It’s not easy to sell a flat once owned by a well-known serial killer

It’s very spacious, at least.

# rent - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Cork rented house covered in dirt, rotten produce, faeces and maggots

“If Steven Spielberg tried to create it for a horror movie, he couldn’t.”

# rent - 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 - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

From Business ETC Two landlords have been convicted and fined for not playing by the rules Dotted Line

Two landlords have been convicted and fined for not playing by the rules

Nether registered their tenancy as is required.

# rent - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

In mortgage arrears? Here’s how the government plans to help

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# rent - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Peter McVerry says he’d be embarrassed if he was Alan Kelly

The campaigner is not impressed by the government’s housing plans.

# rent - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Pay thy neighbour’s mortgage? No thanks

If county councils pay the difference between what people owe on their mortgages and what they can afford to pay the taxpayer foots the bill, writes Aaron McKenna.

# rent - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Can’t pay your mortgage? Your council should do it for you…

Whatever action the government takes on Ireland’s housing debt crisis will be the ‘biggest political decision since Irish Water’ according to a householders’ group.

# rent - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

‘Squatting makes sense’: Take a look inside the Grangegorman complex

Squatters have defended their occupation of the site, saying it provides a home for many young people and services for the community.

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