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# rental crisis

Last year
2022
# Housing Crisis
Average Irish rent soared by 85% compared to 18% EU average between 2010 and 2022
The cost of buying has also increased more than the EU average.
# Homes
New Vacant Homes Tax targets unoccupied properties but there are some exemptions
It will be charged at three times the rate of the building’s local property tax liability.
# rental crisis
New tax credit worth €500 to be introduced for renters
The tax credit can be claimed for 2022.
# rental crisis
118 new cost-rental homes open in Clondalkin as housing minister says rental crisis is 'acute'
The rents are set at €1,264 for two-bed apartments and €1,297 for the two-bed duplexes.
# Your Say
Poll: How much do you pay a month in rent?
Additional help for renters might feature in September’s Budget.
# rental crisis
Tax breaks for landlords a 'good idea', but renters should get concessions too, says Varadkar
The Tánaiste says it wouldn’t be fair to give a tax break to landlords if renters didn’t get something in the budget.
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# Rent cap
Govt accused of making 'dog's dinner' of rental crisis, as new rent cap law not ready until November
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said inflation is now running at over 4.3%.
# your rental stories
'It keeps me awake every single night with worry': Your stories of Ireland's rental crisis
We asked you to share your stories – here’s what you told us.
Tenants have shared experiences of poor living conditions, unreasonable payment expectations and the stress of not having security of tenure.
Landlords said they try their best to be fair, but some government measures disproportionately impact on those renting out just one unit.
Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters
Housing Minister says €600,000 'not an affordable home' as concerns loom over Poolbeg site
# rental crisis
Explainer: Berlin has voted to forcibly buy homes from property giants, what happens next?
The referendum supports the expropriation of homes from property companies to the city.
Voices
Opinion: Renters should not be left with a debt burden after Covid-19, writes Eoin Ó Broin
The Sinn Féin TD says where renters can’t pay, landlords must be guaranteed a mortgage moratorium.
# Student Protest
UCD students stage tent protest against 'spiralling' cost of campus accommodation
Students are organising a large demonstration for next week.
# rental crisis
Over 60% of Irish people back rent freeze bill, new survey finds
The Bill passed in its first stage in the Dáíl earlier this month.
# Housing Crisis
We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals?
Housing charity Threshold says there’s an “unacceptable” number of properties checked.
# airbnb
Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws
Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin says Minister Shane Ross does not hold responsibility for regulating Airbnb.
# 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.
# Property Market
The national average rent is €1,122 per month - it's an extra €500 if you want to live in the capital
The average rent in Dublin is now €1,620 per month.
# Demonstration
Thousands march through Dublin city centre to protest housing crisis
Today’s protest coincides with the anniversary of Jonathan Corrie’s death near the Dáil four years ago.
# rental crisis
'We're not ignoring the elephant in the room': Officials hope new law can deal with rising student rent
The Housing Committee was told today that students are sleeping in cars due to high rent costs.
# rental crisis
'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar
The latest Daft.ie quarterly report found that the average monthly rent nationwide is €1,334.
# rental crisis
AirBnb lobbied officials 49 times in two years on crackdown plan
With Dublin rent now averaging €500 above the boomtime figure, pressure is mounting on Minister Eoghan Murphy to act.
# Housing Crisis
Ireland’s mooted Airbnb ‘licensing’ scheme would only be rolled out in Dublin
If the government goes down the route of a licensing scheme, it would not mean a roll out of blanket rules across the country.
# crisis
FactFind: Is it cheaper to have a mortgage than rent in Ireland?
We’ve all heard it in the pub, but is it actually true?
# Your Say
Poll: Have you been affected by the rental crisis?
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.
# rental supplements
Flat search: Not one property available to rent for a person on rent supplement
A Simon Communities study has found that the number of rental properties on the market has dropped significantly.
# rental crisis
The average cost of rent in Ireland has never, ever, ever been higher
Overall, rents are now 16% higher than their 2008 peak.
# rental crisis
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.
# rental crisis
'Nothing but sharks and vultures' - Calls for enforcement after RTÉ documentary on dodgy landlords
The Prime Time Investigates programme highlighted how some landlords were charging over 20 people hundreds of euro a month.
# rental crisis
Airbnb criticised for its 'adverse effect' on the rental market in Dublin
There are more than 5,300 places available to rent on Airbnb in Dublin city alone.
# Housing Crisis
Should compulsory purchase orders be used for vacant properties?
Fianna Fail thinks they should.
# rental crisis
Coveney says he will regulate Airbnb if 'satisfactory arrangement' not reached over renting
The Housing Minister wants to make it very clear that those who want to use AirBnb need to do so responsibly.
# rental crisis
Working group to review if AirBnb should face regulations
Housing Minister Simon Coveney vowed to tackle the issue of landlords renting out their properties through AirBnb.
# rising rents
How to fix Ireland's rent crisis? We put your questions to Minister Simon Coveney live
There was a large volume of questions sent in by readers covering a wide range of issues.
# rental crisis
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have reached a deal on rents
Without Fianna Fáil, the government would not be in a position to pass the legislation.
# rental crisis
'New politics my arse' - Gerry Adams is not happy with the rent strategy row
Talks broke up without agreement late last night.
# rental crisis
New proposals to prevent landlords using loopholes to evict tenants
The AAA-PBP will bring the motion to the Dáil today.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think the Government's new "rent pressure zones" proposal will be effective?
The Government has unveiled a new strategy in an attempt to combat the ongoing rental crisis.
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.
# crisis point
'Rent pressure zones' to be introduced with immediate effect in Dublin and Cork
The government has launched its plan to tackle rising rents.
# rental crisis
Scammers using Whatsapp and Daft to extort money from desperate renters
The property letting website has asked the messaging app for assistance to shut down the scam.
# For Rent
It's a nightmare to find students digs, so the government is hiring someone to help
An allocation of €49,000 has been given for a new student accommodation officer.