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# renters - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Bill extending security for hard-hit renters due to Covid pandemic signed into law by President Higgins

Green Party TD resigned as party whip and voted against the bill this week over concerns it did not go far enough to protect renters.

# renters - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'

Renters are more likely to work in the sectors worst hit by the pandemic.

# renters - Monday 20 July, 2020

Rent freeze and eviction ban extended to 1 August

The emergency measure mean tenants cannot be forced to leave a property, and rent increases are prohibited.

# renters - Friday 10 July, 2020

Housing minister says he wants to extend rent freeze and ban on evictions - but not indefinitely

The final decision will be made by Cabinet in the coming days.

# renters - Monday 8 June, 2020

Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

The number of households on the payment has risen by 5,136 since mid-March.

# renters - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'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”.

# renters - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

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

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

# renters - Friday 27 September, 2019

Sinn Féin wants to give a tax break to all renters at a cost of €279 million

Giving tax relief to renters would cost €279 million.

# renters - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Sex for rent: Coppinger tells Dáil of Rathmines landlord who propositioned tenant

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said that the situation outlined by Coppinger “sounds disgusting”.

# renters - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Rent register might show average rent paid on each street rather than individual properties

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy hopes to introduce the reform later this year.

# renters - Monday 12 November, 2018

Worse off than their parents? The growing generation of private renters

The boom in renting and the decline in home ownership are remarkable developments in Ireland, writes Professor Tony Fahey.

# renters - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Opinion: Twelve simple steps to tackle our housing crisis

Although there is no silver bullet, and the problem has become so acute that it probably needs the kitchen sink thrown at it, writes Victor Duggan.

# renters - Monday 13 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge Spoof ad perfectly sums up the Dublin housing market Rent Asunder

Spoof ad perfectly sums up the Dublin housing market

“Let the games commence”

# renters - Monday 24 November, 2014

"I would never buy a property again," says Government's top housing adviser. "I rent"

Conor Skehan says Irish people must stop thinking of renting as ‘dead money’.

# renters - Monday 12 May, 2014

Poll: Do you think rents in Dublin should be capped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think rents in Dublin should be capped?

The average rent in Dublin is now €1,289.

# renters - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Poll: Should renters be liable for the property tax? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should renters be liable for the property tax?

The law that will bring in the property tax next year makes residential property owners liable for the household charge but should those who rent pay it instead?