Holding deposits: ‘It seems landlords in Ireland can rip people off with impunity’ – The Irish Times

“It seems landlords in Ireland can rip people off, with impunity, because of some loophole in the law when you don’t have a signed lease in place yet,” starts a mail from a reader by the name of Suzanne. “This means that a deposit handed over by a prospective tenant, that’s called a ‘holding deposit’,

Una Mullally: We need to become a culture-first society – The Irish Times

“This recording was supported through funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media as administered via the Music Industry Stimulus Package 2020.” That increasingly common sentence, which appears on the liner notes of Kojaque’s new album, Town’s Dead, shows how some musicians in Ireland are finally and rightly being supported. By

Councillors query long-term lease deal for 124 apartments at car park of former Regency Hotel – TheJournal.ie

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL has signed 25-year social housing leases for 124 new apartments behind the former Regency Hotel in North Dublin.  Roseberry Investments Ltd was granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanála for 124 build-to-rent apartments in September last year at lands adjacent to the Bonnington Hotel in Dublin 9.  The development would see 48

Chemist Warehouse to create 250 jobs in Ireland | The Sunday Times – The Times

Chemist Warehouse, an Australian discount pharmacy chain, will create more than 250 retail jobs in Ireland as it opens ten more stores over the next 18 months. The company, which entered the European market last year with the opening of its first store in Blanchardstown, Dublin, is on the lookout for properties to rent in

Money Diaries: A language specialist in IT & partner earning a combined €75K saving for a home – TheJournal.ie

WELCOME TO HOW I Spend My Money, a series on TheJournal.ie that looks at how people in Ireland really handle their finances.We’re asking readers to keep a record of how much they earn, what they save if anything, and what they’re spending their money on over the course of one week. Are you a spender, a saver

Man goes viral for sharing picture of the 'reality' of trying to rent in Dublin – Irish Mirror

A man has gone viral for sharing a picture of the “reality” of trying to find a place to rent in Dublin. Sam Greenwood, who is originally from North Wales but lives in Dublin, is currently trying to find a place for him and his partner to rent in the capital. However, with high prices

HAP led to increase in rental market competition – report – The Irish Times

The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) has led to an increase in competition in the rental market, a new KPMG report has said. The report also stated that houses and apartments are being built at a very slow rate in Dublin city and county, leading to a lack of supply and rising rents. The report, which

How Period Door Properties ended up out of pocket – The Times

When the pandemic arrived in March last year, Cora Monaghan had one immediate family member in Ireland — her grandfather, in Donegal. In April, she gave the landlords of her rented home on Merrion Road, Dublin, the requisite 35 days’ notice and moved back to the northwest. “My landlords, Period Door Properties, promised that if

Developers plot 2,200-apartment blitz in Dublin | Ireland | The Sunday Times – The Times

Plans for more than 2,200 apartments across three sites in Dublin are due to be submitted to the planners this week. The largest development is in north Dublin, where a company owned by investment group Avestus Capital Partners will seek to fast-track plans for 1,221 apartments in Baldoyle though An Bord Pleanala. In Ringsend, the

Best treehouses and domes in Ireland you can rent on Airbnb for your staycation – RSVP Live

When you want to book a break away, sometimes you actually just want to get away from it all and experience everything that nature has to offer – the peace and tranquility of it all, on your own terms. The whole point of taking a break is to refresh and go at your own pace,