Debate Room: Should there be a rent freeze? –

THE ISSUE OF housing just isn’t going away for government parties. With homelessness on the rise, an under supply of housing units and a shortage of rental properties, it seems there are no easy answers or quick fix for the housing crisis in Ireland. There a multiple parties affected by the ongoing situation – families,

Landlords blame tax system for rising rents – Irish Examiner

The tax treatment of landlords is the main cause of the recent rise in residential rents, according to the Irish Property Owners’ Association. The group claims that that the costs for landlords have jumped by between 20-26%, which is putting a squeeze on the sector. Information officer with the IPOA, Margaret McCormick, said that that

Ireland's rent crisis: Available homes hits record low as demand soars – Irish Mirror

There was bad news for renters yesterday as the number of homes available reached a record low, with demand at an all-time high. Experts have warned homelessness is set to get worse as landlords embark on a firesale of properties because they are too costly. A dramatic drop has been highlighted by a report which

Prisons face disruption as officers plan 'work to rule' – Irish Independent

Prison officers say they have been forced into taking industrial action and will adopt a “work to rule” policy later this month, which will cause major disruption in jails around the country. he Irish Prison Officers Association (IPOA) has announced that their 3,200 members, who work in 14 prisons across the State, will take the

Angry prison officers to vote in strike ballot – Irish Independent

PRISON officers are preparing to declare strike action for the first time in more than 25 years amid serious concerns over their safety in the country’s jails. There are growing tensions between unions and the Irish Prison Service (IPS) over proposed new cutbacks in officers’ conditions of employment. They have also voiced concern about their