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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: -2°C

# Accommodation

All time
Rents rise across Ireland for first time since 2008
The latest quarterly report on rent prices shows continuing divergence between the demand for accommodation in rural and urban areas.
# Priory Hall
NAMA suggests 332 apartments to be used for Priory Hall residents
NAMA hands handed over a list of properties which could be used to house residents, and will cover the cost of completion works.
# decksy midnight brothers
Have a sleepover with the Brogan brothers. No, really.
Dubs stars take to the decks at sleepover to launch new hostel in Smithfield.
# Homeless
Homeless charity warns of 'tsunami' of demand
Launching its 2010 annual report today, the Dublin Simon Community says it is experiencing a surge in requests for emergency accommodation and sleeping bags.
# Hotels
Average hotel room prices rise 2 per cent
The price rise is the first for Ireland’s hotel industry in three years – but the country still remains the least expensive in western Europe.
# Landlords
Students in sleepout protest over rogue landlords
The USI is highlighting calls for a deposit protection scheme – Housing junior minister Willie Penrose says he is awaiting feedback from the PRTB on the issue.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think Ireland is good value for tourists?
A survey has found that while more Irish people still holiday abroad than have a ‘staycation’, most believe that Ireland is increasingly a good-value tourist destination. Do you agree?
# Tourism
Irish find value in 'staycations' since recession
A majority of Irish people in holiday survey think that prices have dropped enough in the recession to make Ireland a good-value destination.
# Property
Rental prices levelling off across Ireland – report
The latest report says the average rental price in July 2011 was exactly the same as it was in July 2010.
# Asylum Seekers
€813m: Ireland's bill for housing asylum seekers since 2002
Government figures indicate that the accumulated cost of housing Ireland’s asylum seekers will top €800m this year.
# Hotels
NAMA chief: We're not to blame for cheap hotel rooms
NAMA’s chairman Frank Daly dismisses criticisms that NAMA’s hotel ownership was forcing down the market prices.
# Society
Up to 4,000 Travellers living in 'inadequate' conditions
Thousands of Traveller families are living in “hazardous and deplorable” conditions throughout the country – despite agreement by local authorities to arrange suitable accommodation.
# Illegal Evictions
Tenants' problems increasing despite €500m spent on rent supplement
The rental sector has taken the place of social housing for those in need – but standards are slipping to unacceptable levels, says the national housing organisation.