Coronavirus Ireland Live Updates: Government to gamble on reopening of retail sector as Phase Two approved –

Follow the latest coronavirus news in Ireland and across the world on the live blog. 14:00 05/06/2020 ‘He is a miracle’: Father finally home after 32 days on ventilator battling coronavirus Close ‘Doing fantastic’: Dónal Lawlor arriving home in Irishtown, Co Westmeath, after his Covid-19 ordeal, with wife Aileen and sons Colm and Éamonn

MHC: Real estate professionals lack clarity on assessment of damages – Irish Legal News

Published 3 June 2020 Jamie Fitzmaurice Real estate professionals lack clarity on how the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) assesses damages in settlements, according to a survey carried out by Mason Hayes & Curran. The business law firm surveyed over 100 real estate professionals who took part in a recent webinar, finding that 93 per cent

The Results Are in: You've Decided How We Should Expand Our Coverage – Dublin Inquirer

File photo by Simon Auffret For the last two weeks we’ve been asking readers what new “beat” – in other words, what new topic – you’d like us to add to our coverage. The results are in. As of yesterday, with 363 people voting, the most first preferences (106) are in favour of getting a

New Government should adopt housing commission to deliver homes for all – The Irish Times

Housing Policy is unsurprisingly on the agenda of the parties negotiating the formation of a new government. The temptation will be to weld together a mishmash of previous politics, and personal and party leanings rather than try to come up with a lasting, coherent and implementable housing policy. Some of the fundamental defects and anomalies

Second wave of homelessness looks likely following COVID-19 according to St Vincent De Paul –

St Vincent De Paul has expressed concerns that Ireland will be struck with a second wave of homelessness following COVID-19. The charity organisation believes there is a danger of more people across the country being affected by homelessness after the Department of Finance revealed that unemployment is set to reach 22% at its peak as

Lorna Fitzpatrick is Ready to Lead USI Through a Pandemic – and its Fallout – The University Times

Lorna Fitzpatrick, the president of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), has had a tumultuous year. Her vice-president Michelle Byrne was forced to step down in embarrassing circumstances for the organisation, and its flagship march late last year was called off thanks to Hurricane Lorenzo. Then the coronavirus hit the country, leaving higher education

Limerick residents association clarifies its role – Limerick Leader

THE residents association serving those in a retirement village in Castletroy have moved to clarify their role in a dispute with the management company. They say their aim is to start a dialogue with management “so we can live alongside each other in peace and harmony.” And the group has stated all decisions are taken

'We must protect Generation Rent from the effects of the Covid-19 crisis' –

THE RECENT INTRODUCTION of new measures to protect tenants will be welcome news for the more than 300,000 households who rent in Ireland. The new legislation, which came into effect on 27 March, establishes a moratorium on evictions and rent increases. Landlords will not be able to issue notices of termination during the ‘emergency period’,

Approval sought to use student accommodation at former Westwood Hotel site for tourists – Galway Daily

Permission is being sought to allow the use of the approved student accommodation at the site of the former Westwood Hotel for tourist and visitor use in the coming academic year. NTM ROI Seed Capital was granted planning permission in 2018 to demolish the Westwood Hotel in Upper Newcastle and build a five storey student

Housing Groups Express Concern Over Move to Deal with Tenancy Hearings on Paper – Dublin Inquirer

File photo by Lois Kapilla In the Dáil on 7 May, Rise TD Paul Murphy objected to changes at the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) which he says will disadvantage tenants, particularly those with less confidence or lower levels of education. In light of social distancing, the RTB is expected to switch from holding adjudication hearings