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# generation rent

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2022
Voices
Extract: 'Governments made decisions that led to your housing situation - you are not to blame'
Housing expert Dr Rory Hearne shares an extract from his new book ”Gaffs’ released this week.
Voices
Opinion: I am one of 'generation rent' - it sounds like a joke but we've stopped laughing
Conor Brummell says young people in Ireland feel they’ve been forgotten by all on the political spectrum.
All time
# Property
Rents in Dublin are falling - but rising everywhere else
The supply of rental properties in Dublin is far higher this February than in February 2020.
# squeezed
'They are not living extravagant lives': 1 in 3 renters in debt struggling to meet repayments, think-tank says
Tasc has said its report challenged the idea that people get into debt because of a “personal failing”.
# notabusiness
'This is just the tipping point': The cost of being a student in Ireland has skyrocketed in the past decade
Students protested this week in UCD on more than one occasion about the high cost of rent.
# generation rent
Students warned to watch for rental scams ahead of house-hunting season
The USI says people are ‘taking advantage of the housing crisis and accommodation shortage’.
# highest ever
The average cost of renting a property in Dublin is now over €2,000
There are 2,700 homes available to rent nationwide – the lowest recorded number – according to the latest report from Daft.ie.
# up and up and up
Dublin now in top 5 most expensive places to rent in Europe, research finds
Only London, Moscow, Zurich and Geneva have higher rents in Europe, according to ECA International.
Voices
'Even the bouncy castle industry in Ireland has representation: Generation Rent needs a voice'
One in five households rent nationally – and that could well remain the situation.
# Threshold
Family of 3 sharing room after landlord tried to increase rent by €500: Ireland's housing horror stories
In five recent cases handled by Threshold, families faced eviction from their homes for a variety of reasons.
# Threshold
'The private rented sector is broken': Survey says 96% of people found it difficult to find rental home
Less than a third of people surveyed by housing charity Threshold were renting by choice.
Voices
'I'm 27. I'm living at home. Going through the same hall door since I was in a school uniform'
But a new plan for Inchicore means that ordinary young people like me can dream about renting at a price I can afford, writes Nicola Quinn.
Voices
'There are two choices: stay in Dublin and pay the price or leave Dublin and pay the price'
The neverending race to secure affordable accommodation continues its painful existence in Dublin, writes Colm Boohig.
# generation rent
'It's infuriating': Tenants frustrated as minister hails 'slowdown' in rent rises
Minister Eoghan Murphy described a slowdown in rent growth in Dublin as “positive”, but renters are still feeling the effect of rent increases.
# Rent
'What used to be low-rent areas will stay high now': How Airbnb is 'worsening crisis' in some Dublin areas
While certainly not the cause of the housing crisis, campaigners say legislation is needed to prevent it exacerbating the problem further.
# crowded market
Almost a quarter of renters now pay more than €1,300 a month for accommodation
The Residential Tenancies Board publishes its annual report for 2016 today.
# generation rent
Silent bids and avocados: Are house prices really out of the reach of Irish millennials?
New research shows that house prices in Ireland are much less affordable than they were 30 years ago.
# Shellshocked
Landlords express 'absolute outrage' at new rent control plans
At a meeting last night, landlords urged the government to address issues of supply.
Voices
'Letting agencies said that a landlord will never choose me in the rental lottery because I have kids'
Irish landlords are using the rental crisis to discriminate against families with children.
Voices
Eoin Ó Broin TD: 'Minister Coveney failed struggling renters yesterday'
Simon Coveney has given landlords increased level of returns while failing to provide tenants with certainty or security, writes Eoin Ó Broin.