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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Accommodation

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The average nationwide rent is now €1,391 per month - a record high
In some areas, the average cost of rent is *much* higher than the average mortgage.
FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost?
Comments by two Fine Gael ministers this week landed them in hot water with students.
Irish property prices show slowest increase in six years
The latest figures from June show Irish property price growth is slowing.
Travellers must leave unofficial halting site in Co Tipperary by next Tuesday, court rules
Tipperary County Council’s proceedings were brought against eight people.
Reliance on government support by renters likely to increase after Brexit
The amount of money the State pays in Hap will also increase if Brexit results in further rent hikes in the capital.
Homeless accommodation: Staff complaints detail racial abuse, drug use, threatening behaviour
New documents reveal complaints by staff in emergency accommodation to the homeless providers in Dublin.
'Exercise particular caution': Here's how to make sure you don't fall victim to a fake rental scam
This time of year sees a spike in rental scams, housing and tenant advocacy charity Threshold has said.
Open thread: What did you REALLY need to bring with you to college?
And what do you really wish you had remembered to pack?
'Damp, mould, swarms of flies and rodent infestation': Galway travellers on state of their accommodation
The issues are detailed in a new report published by the Galway Traveller Movement today.
People 'unable to leave direct provision centres if they can't find alternative housing'
A report found the housing crisis is ‘contributing to bottlenecks’ in the asylum system.
Over half of available rental properties in Dublin aimed at tourists for short-term stays
The Dublin rental market is set to dip below 1,000 units, for the first time since 2001 by the end of this year.
A proposed new law aims to prevent 27% student rent hikes
The Residential Tenancies (student rents, rights and protections) Bill 2018 was introduced in the Dáil yesterday.
There are supposed to be rent limits in Dublin, so why can student accommodation providers hike rents by 27% a year?
There have been calls to increase protections for students living in the sector.
Trinity heads for another south Dublin showdown as it plans 300 more student beds
The college has run into several planning disputes with Dartry residents over student housing.
'It was no place from day one to even build a site': Ongoing issues around Traveller accommodation
Local authorities last year had an underspend of 45% when it came to Traveller-specific accommodation.
One-third of students are experiencing serious financial problems
Just under half of third level students’ monthly expenditure is provided by someone other than the student, usually a parent or partner.
Alternative accommodation secured for almost all homeless families staying in the Gresham Hotel
Last week it emerged that 14 homeless families who had been staying at the Gresham in Dublin city centre had been told they had to leave by the end of the month.
Irish aparthotel company Staycity planning tenfold expansion in Dublin by 2021
Staycity expects to have 1,500 apartments operating in Dublin by 2021.
We need fines of €1 million for 'unscrupulous' landlords, says senior Dublin City Council official
An RTÉ investigation last night showed widespread breaches in terms of health and safety standards across the private rental sector.
People letting homes on Airbnb may need licence under new proposals
Concerns have been raised about the effect home-sharing is having on the rental market.
Property prices are rising at the fastest pace in three years as supply hits a 'critical low'
There were only 3,900 housing units advertised for sale in Dublin during July.
Got questions or stories about looking for student accommodation? We want to hear from you
We’re holding a Facebook Live on Tuesday evening and we want to hear your stories and your questions.
Irish students are super-confident of landing a job. Finding somewhere to live is another matter
Irish third level students are far more confident of finding a job than during the recession, but the pressure to find accommodation is giving many sleepless nights.
'The rise of absolute cowboys': Scammers are targeting students desperate for somewhere to live
With the first round of CAO results out today, students across the country will be scrambling to find a place to live.
Private firms housing refugees and asylum seekers were paid €60 million last year
The rise in spend by the RIA came against the background of the numbers accommodated by the agency last year decreasing from 4,696 to 4,425 at year end.
Hostelworld founder Ray Nolan: 'This is my first real job in six or seven years'
The Irish entrepreneur and investor is adjusting back into CEO life at XSellco.
A four-star Galway hotel is set to be converted into student accommodation
The Westwood Hotel in Newcastle has been sold – but it will stay open until next year.
Anti-social behaviour and verbal abuse among complaints over homeless guests in emergency accommodation
New documents reveal complaints by accommodation providers to homeless services in Dublin.
A homeless group is asking B&Bs to take in rough sleepers for Christmas
Cairdeas Homeless Action Group is offering to pay for homeless people to stay in B&Bs.
Rise in the cost of on-campus accommodation sparks calls for locals to offer spare rooms
The cost of on-campus accommodation at University College Cork has risen by an average of 2.5%.
Here's what students need to know when looking for accommodation
Threshold’s Michael McCarthy Flynn talks about ways to protect yourself in the rental market.
Student accommodation nightmares: 'I couldn't even stand up straight in my room'
As the academic year comes to a close, one student tells of her experiences of trying to find somewhere to live
Former residents occupy homeless hostel in protest over its closure
Gardaí are currently inside the hostel speaking with the protesters – who say that they plan to occupy the building overnight.
New beds for homeless mothers and children should be open 'in a matter of weeks'
The centre closed in December due to lack of funding.
Irish hosts are making very nice pocket money from Airbnb
330,000 guests have used Airbnb to visit Ireland in the past year.
Given up on owning your own home? Most people have
Three in ten tenants also fear losing their houses.
Man living rough in grounds of RTÉ calls into Joe Duffy
Joseph had been sleeping at the broadcaster’s Donnybrook headquarters for the past two weeks.
Rent a flat in Dublin? Monthly payments have shot up by over a hundred quid
Dublin rents now are just 3.5 per cent lower than their highest point.
Ireland is the cheapest country in Europe for holiday rentals right now
A one week stay for four adults will set you back on average €484 if you are booking for the high season.
Elaborate stories and 'too good to be true' ads: how scammers target students
Students moving to Ireland for the first time have been warned to watch out for fake accommodation ads.