Mercy Law Resource Centre (MLRC), which provides free legal advice to homeless people and people at risk of homelessness, has called for urgent action to address barriers to ethnic minority groups accessing housing services.
Published 4 March 2021
Nine people, including two solicitors and a law professor, have been appointed to the inaugural board of the Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority (AHBRA).
Published 24 February 2021
Legislation protecting private renters in Northern Ireland from eviction have been extended to the end of September 2021.
Published 19 February 2021
Legislation to establish the Land Development Agency (LDA) on a statutory basis and set out its core goals in law has been published.
Published 5 February 2021
A man who was discriminated against by a letting agency for being a recipient of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) has won compensation through the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).
Published 20 November 2020
EU member states can regulate Airbnb-style short-term lets to combat long-term rental housing shortages, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled.
Published 22 September 2020
Mercy Law Resource Centre (MLRC), which provides free legal advice to homeless people and people at risk of homelessness, assisted over 1,600 individuals and families last year.
Published 21 September 2020
A private member's bill aiming to ban rent increases for three years is set to be debated in the Dáil tonight.
Published 17 September 2020
The Policing Authority has raised concerns over the conduct of gardaí at a controversial and high-profile eviction in Dublin last week.
Published 17 August 2020
Property lawyer Sharon van Sinderen has been appointed as senior counsel at housebuilder Quintain Ireland.
Published 31 July 2020
Legislation to protect renters will be considered by government ministers on Thursday following the final extension of the COVID-19 rent freeze and eviction moratorium.
Published 21 July 2020
The rent freeze and eviction moratorium introduced in response to the COVID-19 crisis is set to be extended again, ministers have said.
Published 17 July 2020
The help-to-buy scheme introduced in 2016 will continue for the next five years under the draft Programme for Government agreed by Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party.
Published 18 June 2020
Legislation to provide private renters with additional protections during the coronavirus pandemic will not be retrospective to avoid any possible legal challenge, ministers have said.
Published 22 April 2020
Legal rights group FLAC has welcomed a High Court ruling clarifying the obligations of housing authorities to process housing applications within the statutory time limits prescribed.
Published 13 March 2020