Prison Service now has temperature checks at the entrances to all prisons –

Image: Sam Boal via Image: Sam Boal via TEMPERATURE SCREENING HAS been introduced by the Irish Prison Service (IPS) at entrances to all prisons here in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus into the prison system.  The IPS introduced the measure on Sunday across all 12 sites including Mountjoy, the Midlands,

Coronavirus Ireland: Virtual courtrooms to be trialled due to Covid-19 crisis –

The Courts Service is planning to trial “virtual” courtrooms from April 20th in response to the Covid-19 crisis. esting of equipment which would allow judges to remotely hear oral argument from lawyers got underway today. High Court civil matters, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court hearings are expected to feature in the pilot, which will

No ban on evicting private tenants but courts confirm enforcement is on hold – The Irish News

COMMUNITIES Minister Deirdre Hargey has stopped short of announcing a temporary ban on private landlords evicting tenants during the coronavirus crisis. But the impact of Covid-19 on the north’s courts system is expected to put an effective hold on evictions. On Thursday, new measures came into force in England and Wales stopping landlords from initiating

Ireland's Covid-19 Emergency Measures: A Property Perspective – Lexology

The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020 (“the Bill”) has now completed all stages in both Houses of the Oireachtas and has been signed into law by the President. The Bill proposes a number of wide ranging emergency measures in an effort to ease the burdens facing those affected by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis

Students must get refunds for leaving accommodation early, says SF – Galway Daily

Amid reports of students and parents being denied refunds for leaving their accommodation early due to the COVID-19 crisis, Sinn Féin‘s Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin has said that a uniform approach must be adopted by both public and private student accommodation providers. The TD said he has heard reports of students and their parents

Opinion: Renters should not be left with a debt burden after Covid-19, writes Eoin Ó Broin –

LATE ON TUESDAY evening, the Government published the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020. Included in the Bill’s 31 sections are a series of measures affecting renters.  The emergency legislation comes as tens of thousands of low-income workers living in the private rented sector lose their jobs. With rent payments due at

Spike in rental properties available – but many remain 'unaffordable', warns homeless charity –

Image: Shutterstock Image: Shutterstock THERE HAS BEEN a 30% jump in the properties available to rent across Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway since the Covid-19 outbreak, according to a new study.  The research, compiled by Simon Communities of Ireland, found that there had been a 32.5% increase in vacant rental properties since 2 March to

Coronavirus: Landlord and tenant advice – The Irish Times

Landlords and tenants will be feeling financial stress right now, and it is important that both parties recognise this and interact in a fair and transparent manner. Sean O’Neill, director at real estate adviser TWM, believes a strong landlord and tenant relationship can be built now and endure beyond if both parties are respectful of