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#Rents

# rents - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Eviction ban and rent freeze to remain in place until at least April
# Residential Tenancies
# Residential Tenancies

Eviction ban and rent freeze to remain in place until at least April

Nov 24th 2020, 6:38 PM 30,865 Views 41 Comments

The rent freeze arrangement was due to expire on 10 January 2021 but will now run until 12 April.

# rents - Monday 31 August, 2020

Students should have rents refunded in event of second lockdown, says higher education minister
# College
# College

Students should have rents refunded in event of second lockdown, says higher education minister

Aug 31st 2020, 11:06 AM 19,990 Views 43 Comments

Simon Harris also defended the fact that college fees would remain the same, even as courses move online.

# rents - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Housing minister to consult on whether rent freeze should be extended beyond 20 July
# Evictions Ban
# Evictions Ban

Housing minister to consult on whether rent freeze should be extended beyond 20 July

Jul 8th 2020, 5:11 PM 13,298 Views 21 Comments

Tenants cannot be evicted and rent increases are prohibited for the duration of the crisis.

# rents - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Five more areas become Rent Pressure Zones as national average monthly rent stays over €1,200
# Rent Index
# Rent Index

Five more areas become Rent Pressure Zones as national average monthly rent stays over €1,200

Apr 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 47,566 Views 66 Comments

There is currently a rent freeze and a ban on evictions in place as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

# rents - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Landlords need to recognise 'we're all in this together', says Regina Doherty
# Rents
# Rents

Landlords need to recognise 'we're all in this together', says Regina Doherty

Mar 18th 2020, 9:13 AM 48,650 Views 103 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection was speaking on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

# rents - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

UCD students protest against on-campus rent increase
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

UCD students protest against on-campus rent increase

Updated Feb 18th 2020, 12:30 PM 24,247 Views 49 Comments

Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin is to meet with some colleges over rent increases.

# rents - Monday 23 December, 2019

Martin says rents need to be controlled, but won't commit to a rent freeze if in power
# Rent Crisis
# Rent Crisis

Martin says rents need to be controlled, but won't commit to a rent freeze if in power

Dec 23rd 2019, 6:20 AM 7,985 Views 47 Comments

A recent poll shows that 60% of people are in favour of the proposed rent freeze bill.

# rents - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

There are now seven counties in Ireland where the average monthly rent is over €1,000
# Non Stop Rise
# Non Stop Rise

There are now seven counties in Ireland where the average monthly rent is over €1,000

Dec 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 35,757 Views 55 Comments

Rents across the board have risen by 8.2% since last year, according to the Residential Tenancies Board.

# rents - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

'Rent controls are working': Housing minister believes rate of rising rents will moderate
# Rent Pressure Zones
# Rent Pressure Zones

'Rent controls are working': Housing minister believes rate of rising rents will moderate

Oct 9th 2019, 6:37 PM 15,240 Views 117 Comments

The minister said RPZ rules will never bring 4% rate rise across the board.

# rents - Sunday 19 May, 2019

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

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

May 19th 2019, 8:15 AM 29,080 Views 38 Comments

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

# rents - Monday 13 May, 2019

Minister accused of 'living in cloud cuckoo land' for saying rents are rising at a 'slow rate'
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

Minister accused of 'living in cloud cuckoo land' for saying rents are rising at a 'slow rate'

May 13th 2019, 3:00 PM 34,190 Views 106 Comments

The average cost of renting a home in Ireland in the first three months of this year was at an all time high.

# rents - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

'Cuckoo funds' shutting out first-time buyers and operating tax-free need urgent review, says FF
# Housing
# Housing

'Cuckoo funds' shutting out first-time buyers and operating tax-free need urgent review, says FF

Apr 9th 2019, 3:29 PM 19,943 Views 39 Comments

Corporate investors known as so-called ‘cuckoo funds’ have spent over €1.1 billion on nearly 3,000 residential properties in Ireland last year

# rents - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Opposition parties call for rent freeze, but Leo says it would be too expensive
# Tax Relief
# Tax Relief

Opposition parties call for rent freeze, but Leo says it would be too expensive

Sep 19th 2018, 6:10 AM 19,419 Views 82 Comments

Parties are calling for a rent freeze of up to three years.

# rents - Sunday 6 May, 2018

'Rent Pressure Zones are not working': What can be done to stop rising rents?
# Rent Controls
# Rent Controls

'Rent Pressure Zones are not working': What can be done to stop rising rents?

May 6th 2018, 9:30 AM 23,929 Views 166 Comments

In Dublin, average rent rose by 12.4% year-on-year, and now sits at €1,875.

# rents - Thursday 3 May, 2018

A proposed new law aims to prevent 27% student rent hikes
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

A proposed new law aims to prevent 27% student rent hikes

May 3rd 2018, 6:15 AM 10,362 Views 15 Comments

The Residential Tenancies (student rents, rights and protections) Bill 2018 was introduced in the Dáil yesterday.

# rents - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Minister: 'To solve the housing crisis, we need to build thousands of affordable apartments'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Minister: 'To solve the housing crisis, we need to build thousands of affordable apartments'

Apr 12th 2018, 6:15 AM 25,081 Views 88 Comments

Minister Eoghan Murphy has claimed the cost of building apartments has dropped by as much as 15%.

# rents - Friday 6 April, 2018

DCU president calls for government intervention as student complex hikes rents by 27%
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

DCU president calls for government intervention as student complex hikes rents by 27%

Apr 6th 2018, 10:04 AM 13,586 Views 35 Comments

A group of students staged the protest last night in response to the hikes.

# rents - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Minister says there are rents in Dublin 'at a fraction of headline figures'
# Fare City
# Fare City

Minister says there are rents in Dublin 'at a fraction of headline figures'

Feb 14th 2018, 9:19 AM 31,356 Views 136 Comments

“I know everybody always quotes the high areas, but there are rents available at a fraction of the cost quoted on the headline figures.”

# rents - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Poll: Have you been affected by the rental crisis?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you been affected by the rental crisis?

Feb 13th 2018, 10:00 AM 24,222 Views 112 Comments

A new report by Daft.ie shows that rent in Dublin is now €380 per month higher than at the peak of the Celtic Tiger years.

# rents - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Residential Tenancies Board dealing with four to five illegal eviction cases a week
# Illegal Eviction
# Illegal Eviction

Residential Tenancies Board dealing with four to five illegal eviction cases a week

Dec 20th 2017, 8:44 PM 11,971 Views 48 Comments

The RTB director said that the it was working to make sure landlords were “doing the right thing” across a number of areas when it came to renting.

# rents - Thursday 23 November, 2017

These new rules aim to help tenants if landlords seek a 'back door' around rent limits
# Rental Prices
# Rental Prices

These new rules aim to help tenants if landlords seek a 'back door' around rent limits

Nov 23rd 2017, 12:10 AM 32,159 Views 73 Comments

The Residential Tenancies Board wants to make clear what constitutes ‘substantial change’ to a property.

# rents - Monday 28 August, 2017

Penneys and discount supermarkets are making other retailers decrease their prices
# Sales
# Sales

Penneys and discount supermarkets are making other retailers decrease their prices

Aug 28th 2017, 9:35 AM 18,612 Views 26 Comments

Intense competition is forcing retailers to pass on cost savings, according to Savills’ latest retail report.

# rents - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent
# Homelessness Crisis
# Homelessness Crisis

Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent

Aug 16th 2017, 9:07 AM 14,929 Views 105 Comments

The Simon Community study found that some 630 properties available to rent are beyond the reach of those on HAP.

# rents - Monday 10 July, 2017

Retailers say the rates they have to pay are way too high and it's damaging business
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Retailers say the rates they have to pay are way too high and it's damaging business

Jul 10th 2017, 7:39 AM 11,990 Views 24 Comments

Retail Ireland has called for urgent reform of the rates system.

# rents - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

A tenants' group will protest outside the country's biggest private landlord today
# Ires Reit
# Ires Reit

A tenants' group will protest outside the country's biggest private landlord today

Jul 5th 2017, 12:05 AM 31,559 Views 40 Comments

Members of the Dublin Tenants’ Association will today picket outside the offices of Ires Reit.

# rents - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Rents are up across the country, but down in Dublin
# Up And Down
# Up And Down

Rents are up across the country, but down in Dublin

Jun 15th 2017, 6:25 AM 12,060 Views 7 Comments

The average cost of renting in the country across all properties is now €987.

# rents - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Fraud, high rents, no accommodation: The problems facing Ireland's international students
# International Students
# International Students

Fraud, high rents, no accommodation: The problems facing Ireland's international students

May 28th 2017, 6:45 AM 14,152 Views 8 Comments

International students studying in Ireland are facing a myriad of problems.

# rents - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Coveney says he will regulate Airbnb if 'satisfactory arrangement' not reached over renting
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

Coveney says he will regulate Airbnb if 'satisfactory arrangement' not reached over renting

Mar 2nd 2017, 6:00 AM 9,619 Views 19 Comments

The Housing Minister wants to make it very clear that those who want to use AirBnb need to do so responsibly.

# rents - Saturday 18 February, 2017

The 19 most expensive cities in the world to rent a property
# Up And Up
# Up And Up

The 19 most expensive cities in the world to rent a property

Feb 18th 2017, 8:30 PM 49,114 Views 57 Comments

Do you have a spare €1,946 per month?

# rents - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

How to fix Ireland's rent crisis? We put your questions to Minister Simon Coveney live
# Rising Rents
# Rising Rents

How to fix Ireland's rent crisis? We put your questions to Minister Simon Coveney live

Jan 11th 2017, 5:59 PM 13,797 Views 64 Comments

There was a large volume of questions sent in by readers covering a wide range of issues.

# rents - Monday 9 January, 2017

Rent crisis: TheJournal.ie to ask Minister Simon Coveney YOUR rent questions on Facebook
# Rising Rents
# Rising Rents

Rent crisis: TheJournal.ie to ask Minister Simon Coveney YOUR rent questions on Facebook

Jan 9th 2017, 7:30 PM 11,442 Views 74 Comments

We’ll be live from Facebook headquarters at 6pm on Wednesday so get your questions on rent in now.

# rents - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Poll: If the Government falls over rents, would you vote the same way again in another election?
# Fallout
# Fallout

Poll: If the Government falls over rents, would you vote the same way again in another election?

Dec 15th 2016, 9:44 AM 17,199 Views 121 Comments

This morning the barely six-month-old government is facing a major crisis over Fianna Fáil’s objections to its rental plans.

# rents - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Simon Coveney rules out reducing rent cap limit from 4% to 2%
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Simon Coveney rules out reducing rent cap limit from 4% to 2%

Dec 14th 2016, 11:36 AM 10,819 Views 87 Comments

Fianna Fáil has criticised government proposals to limit rent increases in “pressure zones” in Dublin and Cork.

# rents - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

'Rent pressure zones' to be introduced with immediate effect in Dublin and Cork
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

'Rent pressure zones' to be introduced with immediate effect in Dublin and Cork

Dec 13th 2016, 1:58 PM 31,858 Views 108 Comments

The government has launched its plan to tackle rising rents.

# rents - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Out of reach: 'Young people now have nowhere to rent in the city that they work in'
# Skyrocketing Prices
# Skyrocketing Prices

Out of reach: 'Young people now have nowhere to rent in the city that they work in'

Nov 30th 2016, 2:22 PM 17,450 Views 60 Comments

The government is set to oppose Sinn Féin’s bill on rent certainty.

# rents - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

'Disastrous effects' as average rents across Ireland have soared to an all-time high
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

'Disastrous effects' as average rents across Ireland have soared to an all-time high

Nov 8th 2016, 6:00 AM 17,053 Views 37 Comments

The annual rate of rental inflation is almost 12%, the highest level ever recorded by Daft.ie.

# rents - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Crisis in rental market 'won't be fixed by simply capping rents'
# Spiralling Rents
# Spiralling Rents

Crisis in rental market 'won't be fixed by simply capping rents'

Oct 20th 2016, 12:49 PM 14,116 Views 91 Comments

The government’s national strategy for the rental sector will be published by the end of the year.

# rents - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Dublin rents have bypassed the Celtic Tiger peak and reached an all-time high
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

Dublin rents have bypassed the Celtic Tiger peak and reached an all-time high

Sep 15th 2016, 8:41 AM 16,371 Views 118 Comments

The Residential Tenancy Board index shows the surge in rents has now spread outside of the capital.

# rents - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

It's a nightmare to find students digs, so the government is hiring someone to help
# For Rent
# For Rent

It's a nightmare to find students digs, so the government is hiring someone to help

Aug 2nd 2016, 4:55 PM 14,716 Views 25 Comments

An allocation of €49,000 has been given for a new student accommodation officer.

# rents - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Rents in Dublin have now smashed through their highest Celtic Tiger price level
# The Only Way Is Up
# The Only Way Is Up

Rents in Dublin have now smashed through their highest Celtic Tiger price level

Jun 9th 2016, 8:09 AM 25,527 Views 103 Comments

The pace of price growth has slowed in recent times, however.

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