Pandemic may have fuelled higher rent increases outside Dublin – The Irish Times

The numbers of people quitting Dublin during the pandemic has spurred rent increases elsewhere, according to the latest figures from the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) . Rents out outside of Dublin rose 7 per cent between March 2020 and March 2021, compared with 2 per cent in the capital, said the interim director of the

Letters to the Editor: Defence Forces battling to retain staff because of poor prospects – Irish Examiner

Re your article Irish Examiner, July 9 (‘No let-up in Defence Forces exodus, as 236 quit in five months’), I served in the Defence Forces from 1985 to 2017 (32 years).  In 1994, the first of the new so-called contract soldiers were enlisted. Their terms of engagement gave these personnel poorer service entitlements than those

Ireland round-up: Green light for Dublin shopping centre demolition; Nursing home refusal appealed – The Planner

Green light for Dublin shopping centre demolition to make way for student beds An Bord Pleanála has approved the demolition of the Park Shopping Centre in Stoneybatter in Dublin to make way for a major residential development, including almost 600 student bed spaces as well as a new district shopping centre. The Planner Temporary generator

Finance Minister wants data on empty homes to consider new vacant property tax –

FINANCE Minister Paschal Donohoe is to consider a new vacant property tax after he obtains firm data on how many homes across the State are empty and the reasons why. r Donohoe confirmed today that the forthcoming Local Property Tax revaluation will see homeowners asked to declare to Revenue if their property is vacant and

'Drop a live location and they'll find us': On the canvass in a feverish Dublin Bay South –

The Sacred Heart statue in Cathedral Lane. Source: The Journal “IT’S FALLING TO bits.”  Prospective TDs find out quickly on the campaign trail that all politics is indeed local, often exceptionally so.  When Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan was canvassing for votes at near St. Patrick’s Cathedral, one of the issues raised was a Sacred Heart

Clare Housing Committee Chair Urges Minister To Visit County To Grasp Local Rental Crisis – Clare FM

The Chair of Clare County Council’s Housing Committee is calling on the Housing Minister to visit the county so as to properly grasp the crisis facing renters locally. Reacting to Darragh O’Brien’s comments that linking rent increases to inflation would be fairer than rent pressure zones, Shannon Councillor Gerry Flynn says this doesn’t provide protection

Ireland to reduce maximum rent increases in designated zones –

DUBLIN: Ireland will significantly reduce the maximum annual increase in residential rents allowed in designated “Rent Pressure Zones”, the government announced on Thursday in a move to tackle surging housing costs. Landlords in the designated zones, which cover many of Ireland’s urban areas under 2016 legislation, are currently limited to annual rent increases of 4%.

Changes On The Way For Renters – Newstalk

If you are a landlord or a renter in a rent pressure zone changes are coming your way. The housing minister has today announced that the 4% maximum rent increase per annum in these areas is being reformed.  Joining us on the show was  Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien to discuss

Rents Go Up – But Could They Also Come Down? – Dublin Inquirer

File photo of Residential Tenancies Board. Lasma Rasimes has little or no money left after she pays her rent and electricity bill. The former shop worker, who suffers from serious back pain so can’t work, gets €220 a week on an invalidity pension – so, €880 most months. She lives in a privately owned apartment,

Trainee solicitors encouraged to consider work in rural areas – Agriland

For many young people, geographical location can be a challenge in itself when trying to access education and career opportunities. Some of those who leave their home area to pursue a goal may do so out of what they feel is a necessity, rather than choice. The Law Society of Ireland, through its Small Practice