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#Rent allowance

# rent-allowance - Monday 30 January, 2017

'It's soul-destroying, like going for a job interview once a week and every time you don’t get it'

Three people who recently moved into a former Nama-owned property explain what having their own home means to them.

# rent-allowance - 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-allowance - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed

The man has led a ‘sad life’ the court heard.

# rent-allowance - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Landlord convicted of breaking the law after accepting rent supplement

Two landlords had criminal proceedings brought against them.

# rent-allowance - Monday 25 August, 2014

Scrapping rent allowance for garda recruits will 'create friction' in ranks

The GRA said the withdrawal of the allowance would essentially be a pay cut for recruits.

# rent-allowance - Sunday 6 July, 2014

What counties have the highest number of people on rent allowance?

Outside of Dublin, Wexford has the highest concentration.

# rent-allowance - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

# rent-allowance - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Dublin woman refusing to leave rental property until she can find a new affordable home

People Before Profit MEP candidate Bríd Smith says her story is occurring on a daily basis and legislation must protect those in receipt of rent allowance.

# rent-allowance - Friday 25 April, 2014

Good Samaritan saves mum and three kids from living in their car

Sabrina McMahon’s story is not an unusual one, TD Catherine Murphy has said.

# rent-allowance - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

'Time to put flesh on the bones of your policies': Heated exchanges in homeless debate

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan said it is the government’s “firm ambition” to eliminate longterm homelessness and rough sleeping by 2016. Opposition TDs were having none of it.

# rent-allowance - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Woman sleeping in TD’s office accommodated after a Facebook appeal

Joan Collins said enough is not being done to improve the social housing situation stating that it is at crisis level.

# rent-allowance - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Readers' Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from the Budget?

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of today’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

# rent-allowance - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Call for inquiry after €32m in state rental deposits goes missing

A Dublin TD is calling the situation a ‘scandal’.

# rent-allowance - Friday 10 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# rent-allowance - Friday 27 July, 2012

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.

# rent-allowance - Monday 5 December, 2011

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.