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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Renting

All time
I’m normal, I always pay bills and I've no weird habits, but I still can’t find a room to rent
I’ve queued up with over 30 people to get into view a house. Then you have to pitch yourself, X-Factor style, as to why they should pick you.
# a landlord speaks
'I'd love to help a struggling tenant, but if I did I'd be homeless myself'
“Landlords answer to banks. We’re still paying the price for austerity.”
# close to the brink
Will landlords forego extra rent to help families on the brink of homelessness?
One charity is asking them to consider it.
# renting for life
Given up on owning your own home? Most people have
Three in ten tenants also fear losing their houses.
# Rent
8 landlords who proved landlords can be good people
“Some old crank rang about a party last night.”
# Housing Crisis
Patient facing eviction says he's going on hunger strike to "shame" the government
Brian Nason says he can’t find somewhere to live because he’s on rent allowance.
# swanky pad
Inside the plush pads of ridiculously wealthy students
London has an even greater property shortage than Dublin, but many of its exclusive properties are being rented by wealthy foreign college students.
# cosy
This Irish lad used to live in the ‘shed in a living room’ flat in London
Sharing is caring.
# cosy
This Irish lad used to live in the 'shed in a living room' flat in London
Sharing is caring.
# house hunting
13 hellish stages of finding an apartment in Ireland
Godspeed, everyone.
# room to rent
The 'last pressure valve' in the housing market is about to blow - and students will suffer
People looking for rental properties in all Ireland’s major cities are in for a rude shock.
# held hostage
This strange Dublin rental has a little something extra in every room
Does it come with the flat, or…?
# a steal
This London apartment makes the Dublin rental scene look like good value
The internet has beautifully dubbed it a “mattress with walls.”
# the summer search
'A frenzy of panic': Advice for students looking for accommodation
The USI has called on people to take in lodgers as a lack of suitable housing remains an issue.
# housing list
Homeless couple sleeping at council had an injunction taken out against them
The couple slept in South Dublin County Council last night after being homeless over a week ago.
Student accommodation is an absolute disaster in this country – when will government respond?
On-campus accommodation is snapped up a lightning speed, leaving vulnerable young people at the mercy of the inhospitable private market.
# Pack your bags
If you've moved back in with your folks to save money you're certainly not alone
More than a quarter of 25-34 year-olds have done so.
Tenants' rights are being trampled on, but there's a lack of political will to help
Tenants in the private rental sector are being treated like second-class citizens; a change is needed.
# House of Horrors
Cork rented house covered in dirt, rotten produce, faeces and maggots
“If Steven Spielberg tried to create it for a horror movie, he couldn’t.”
# Daft
8 of Dublin's most laughable rental properties
“Country girls only”.
# this is the end
This brazen London property ad offered a single bed to rent in someone's kitchen
AND it’s pricey enough too.
# no change
Disappointment at "unusual" news that rent supplement limits won't be increased
The Department of Social Protection said that increasing them could lead to rental inflation.
# location location location
Dublin office rents to soar by 30% ... again
The cost of parking is rising too.
What would Albert Einstein say about Ireland's housing crisis?
We are, once again, beset by the destructive dichotomy of the two-horse race that is renting or owning.
# shovel ready
This week's vital property news: Big-ticket bidders and disaster for renters
Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.
# going going gone
Buying a home? You're facing fresh competition. A glut of new landlords
Savills say the new mortgage rules will mean even more investors.
# Dead Money?
Buying or renting? Which should you be doing?’s latest report has the figures you need.
# Dead Money?
The figures are in: Are you paying above average for your rented property?
People are now not driven to commuter belts by a preference for green space – but by the hard maths of affordability.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you plan to buy your own home?
Are you a lifelong renter or do you want the property ladder?
# The Hassle
12 struggles anyone moving to a new flat understands
Finding a place is only the start of it.
# go to sleep
This Dublin room for rent comes with one extremely creepy detail
Whoever lived here last liked their artwork, alright.
# Daft
Want to move into this Dublin gaff? You're going to need a college degree
Eh, what?
# country gals
Daft house share seeks 'country girls only'
# you can't do that!
Management company threatens to cut off water until tenants register with Irish Water
But they say “unclear policies” on water charges have forced their hand.
# steep
This is what €700 a month will get you in Phibsborough... and it's bleak
* fails to swing a cat*
# a serious girl
Daft advert seeks 'a serious girl' to share studio apartment
No messers.
# fear
A quarter of rental tenants in Ireland are afraid they'll lose their home
A large proportion of the population want to start their own households but cannot afford to.
# Rent
This comedy sketch perfectly captures the horrors of renting in Dublin
“Originally a holding cell for illegal immigrants…”
Opinion: Six things that need to change in Ireland's rental market
The rented sector as we traditionally know it is not keeping pace in terms of quantity or quality.
# For Rent
Can You Guess The Rent On These Dublin Flats?
How well do you know the rising rental market?