Entire Baltinglass district becomes rent pressure zone – Wicklow People

There may be some relief on the way for renters in west Wicklow as the Baltinglass Local Electoral Area has been added to the list of Rent Pressure Zones. The move means that all of County Wicklow is now a Rent Pressure Zone (RPZ), according to the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB). Baltinglass Local Electoral Area

Rent pressure zone has been a 'total failure' in Limerick – Limerick Post

Sinn Finn TD for Limerick City, Maurice Quinlivan. THE latest quarterly data from the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) shows that rents are up 7.2 per cent in Limerick City in the past year alone. And local Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan believes the statistics show the rent pressure zone in Limerick City has been a

Substandard housing: A dozen Dublin landlords lose Hap payment – The Irish Times

A dozen Dublin landlords who rented substandard properties to low-income households under the Housing Assistance Payments (Hap) scheme have had their payments stopped, new figures show. Almost 50,000 households are living in Hap tenancy properties nationally with one quarter of them in Dublin. Under the Hap system tenants eligible for social housing are accommodated in

Fianna Fáil looks at rent-a-room scheme – Irish Examiner

Tax incentives for small landlords and for rural home owners to rent out rooms will be among Fianna Fáil’s general election promises. Party leader Micheál Martin also maintains rents are too high and need to be controlled. Mr Martin defended his party’s record on home building during previous housing crises. However, he said more radical

Total of 54 bills passed into law in 2019 – Law Society of Ireland Gazette

Above average Minster Kyne said: “This year, the Government has led 54 bills through the Oireachtas, which is the highest annual total under the current Government, and well above the annual average of 46 bills per year over the decade. “This total is more significant, given the time needed for the Brexit Act earlier this

There are now seven counties in Ireland where the average monthly rent is over €1,000 – TheJournal.ie

A graphic showing the average rent by county. Source: Residential Tenancies Board THE AVERAGE RENT of a home in Ireland is now €1,243, according to the latest quarterly index from the Residential Tenancies Board. That’s an 8.2% increase in the average cost of rent compared to the same time last year. This is also the

Huge spike in apartments granted planning permission – Irish Examiner

There has been an 80% rise in the number of apartments granted planning permission. Figures released by the CSO show a huge spike in the number of apartments in the works across the country. It comes after a relaxation in the guidelines for apartment developments, introduced in 2018 by Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy. The figures,

Planning permissions for apartments up 80% after guideline changes – The Irish Times

Planning permissions for apartments have risen by 80 per cent in the past year, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The increase in permissions comes on the back of an overhaul to the apartment planning guidelines in March 2018, which made it more economic for developers to build. The CSO said planning permissions were