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Our NEWS section is the most comprehensive publication on the business of property in Ireland, keeping our trade readers fully informed on all developments in the property business and among their competitors.

It gathers together in one place all reports on the market, and goes into much greater detail than does the consumer press on trade issues of interest to estate agents, developers and other property professionals. It summarises property stories from the media, and provides handy links to the full stories. Occasional indepth features and opinion pieces for a fully developed online property magazine. It also acts as a searchable archive of all property matters down the years.

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© 30 May '23

Census 2022: New stats show how much average rents have risen in the private sector since 2016

THE AVERAGE RENT paid by those renting a property from a private landlord has increased by 37% in the six years to 2022, according to the Census results. The results of last year’s Census show t -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 May '23

Rental crisis: More than 4,700 notices to quit issued in first three months of 2023

Figures published by the RTB on Tuesday showed that a total of 4,753 notices to quit were issued to tenants between January and March 2023, up from the 4,329 issued in the last quarter of 2022, and 4, -  Subscribe
© The Currency 18 May '23

Ronan Lyons: Ireland is missing at least 200,000 rental homes. And that number is growing, not shrinking

In the last few months yields have reached a three-decade high. While the sale segment finds some semblance of balance, the rental segment continues to struggle. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 May '23

Rental report from suggests rents nationally climbed by 1 per cent in first quarter of 2023

The year-on-year increase, however, was almost 12 per cent higher with the average rent now standing at €1,750 compared with less than €1,400 in the first quarter of 2020 and a low of just €765 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Apr '23

Further 94 cost-rental homes to be released by Land Development Agency at Archers Wood, Delgany

The apartments will rent for a discount to market value with one-bedroom homes starting from €1,220 a month. Monthly rents for a two-bed are €1,445, and a three-bed will cost €1,530 a month. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Apr '23

Government plans to curb short-term letting overly restrictive, says EU after initial review

Government plans to impose rules limiting short-term property letting have hit an early stumbling block with an initial assessment from the European Commission deeming the proposals to be overly restr -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Apr '23

Dublin City Council investigates 1,600 Airbnb-style lets suspected of being illegal

The council has set up a dedicated division in its planning enforcement section to police the use of homes for tourist rental. To date, it has investigated 1,600 properties which it suspects are being -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 13 Mar '23

Conor Skehan: The eviction ban has to end if we are serious about fixing our housing crisis

This emotionalism is arguably heightened in Ireland where the emergence of the Irish State was intertwined with the Land Wars, a time that led to great stigma associated with the term 'landlord' and w -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 13 Mar '23

Tax breaks for renters and landlords on the table after lifting of eviction ban

Other tax breaks being considered for landlords include potentially reduced rates of capital gains tax if they sell a rental property to a tenant or approved housing body. A series of other tax inc -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 10 Mar '23

‘Nothing compares to the horrors of renting in Ireland’

A Limerick schoolteacher who will lose her home after the Government’s decision to lift the eviction ban this week said “the horrors of renting in Ireland” mean that even professionals are now p -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Mar '23

Landlords will ‘not stand idly by’ if eviction ban is extended

The Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA), which again called for the abandonment of the current eviction ban and system of rent pressure zones (RPZs), said the creation of “any further unfairnes -  Subscribe
© Other 28 Feb '23

Landlords being demonised says local auctioneer as he opposes extension of evictions ban

Tommy Breheny of the Oates Breheny Group says he believes landlords are being unfairly demonised in the current debate over homelessness and most involved are small landlords. Landlords will continue -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Feb '23

Small landlords should be encouraged to retain properties through tax reforms, Focus Ireland tells Government

“One of the biggest causes for families becoming homeless in recent times is that they are losing their homes in the private rented market as landlords are selling up and leaving the market,” Focu -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Feb '23

Michael McDowell: Private landlords in Ireland have little choice but to exit the market

The various reforms already made and those promised by Sinn Féin leave rational small landlords of single premises with no choice but to get out of the letting market. They have little reason to hope -  Subscribe
© The Currency 15 Feb '23

There’s an art to rent control laws. This is why Ireland has failed

The crucible of the Irish housing crisis is the rental sector. That’s where things are at their worst. In 2016, 26.6 per cent of Irish households rented their home. This number -  Subscribe
© The Currency 15 Feb '23

Ronan Lyons: Rent Pressure Zones protect sitting tenants. New data shows the knock-on effect on new renters

Between 2015 and 2022, market rents increased by almost 75%, while in the same period, rents for sitting tenants increased by just 19%. And based on my analysis, Ireland is missing between 200,000 and -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 13 Feb '23

Ronan Lyons: "Over the past year or so, various efforts have been taken to limit, not increase, the construction of new rental homes. This is, by any accounts, an extraordinary turn of events." -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Feb '23

Should I sell my rental property ahead of any change of government?

Alongside the tighter rent controls – where potential rent increases are now just a fraction of the rate of inflation – this has put the wind up many landlords. Recent figures from the Society of -  Subscribe
© Business Post 05 Feb '23

Dominant funds could set rent prices in central areas of Dublin

A report by a financial stability expert at the ECB suggest the dominance of property investors in nine areas of Dublin could give large landlords the power to set rents in certain postcodes, accordin -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 01 Feb '23

Two in five former landlords say tax breaks would have kept them in the market – RTB survey

The most common reason for eviction notices from autumn 2019 to spring of last year was because “the landlord intends to sell the property”. “Inactive tenancies have remained active on the regis -  Subscribe
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