HAP recipient wins compensation for letting agency discrimination

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

CJEU: Member states can regulate Airbnb-style short-term lets to combat housing shortages

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

Homelessness law centre assists over 1,600 clients

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

Bill to ban rent increases to be debated in Dáil tonight

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

Watchdog raises concerns over gardaí conduct at eviction

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 joins housebuilder as senior counsel

Property lawyer Sharon van Sinderen has been appointed as senior counsel at housebuilder Quintain Ireland.

Published 31 July 2020

Bill to protect renters to be brought to Cabinet on Thursday

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

Rent freeze to be extended past Monday deadline

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

Help-to-buy scheme to continue for at least five years

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

Retrospective protections for private renters 'would be open to judicial review'

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

Ruling on housing application time limits welcomed by FLAC

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

Rose Wall: Housing Bill flies in the face of environmental democracy

Rose Wall, chief executive of Community Law & Mediation (CLM), examines the impact of the Housing Bill currently under consideration by the Oireachtas.

Published 7 January 2020

Rights watchdog welcomes Supreme Court ruling on separated parents and housing assistance

The Supreme Court has set out how separated parents exercising joint custody of their children should be treated when applying for social housing assistance in a judgment welcomed by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC).

Published 19 December 2019

Rights watchdog says separated father refused social housing with space for children 'suffered rights violation'

A separated father-of-three who was deemed ineligible for social housing with space for his children suffered a violation of his rights, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said.

Published 8 November 2019

Senator calls for clarity on Attorney General's role following blocked housing legislation

The role of the Attorney General should be clarified in light of research showing that at least a dozen housing bills were blocked due to an "extremely restrictive" interpretation of the Constitution, a senator has said.

Published 3 September 2019