Alterations to apartment may have put tenants’ lives at risk, court hears – The Irish Times

The lives of tenants living in an apartment block may be at risk due to allegedly unauthorised alterations made to an apartment by their landlord, a judge has stated in the Circuit Civil Court. Judge Jacqueline Linnane said she had a feeling a two-bedroomed apartment had been changed by businessman and landlord Paul Howard into

The shower, the sink and the wardrobe –

Tenants in a Dublin house are paying close to €400 to rent a bunk bed in a shower room, our pictures show. he four-bedroom house in Inchicore was advertised on a Facebook group and there are currently nine people living there. As Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy continues to be hit by a backlash over his

DPC orders letting agent to take down tenant review site – Law Society of Ireland Gazette

Property letting agent PJ McCann wants to go live with a prototype of an online database of tenant reviews because he is tired of dealing with “vexed landlords” who have had their properties wrecked. He says the anonymised index will rate tenants about whether they have paid their rent in full and on time and

Bill strengthening protections for tenants passes in Seanad – The Irish Times

The Bill legislating for new rules around short-term property lettings has passed in the Seanad and will come into law on July 1st. The Government will ask President Michael D Higgins for early signature of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) (No 2) Bill which aims to reform the rental market. The Bill was passed by the

Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad –

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy Image: Leah Farrell via Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy Image: Leah Farrell via THE RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES BILL has passed through the Seanad.  The Bill will now go to President Michael D Higgins to be signed into law.  In April 2018, Murphy announced proposed new measures that would form part of

Drones drop 50 drugs packs into jail in a week –

Fifty packs of drugs and other contraband were delivered by drone or thrown into Wheatfield Prison in one week in March, according to the general secretary of the Irish Prison Officers’ Association (IPOA). Speaking at its annual conference in Sligo, John Clinton called for nets to be put over the exercise yards because prison officers