Are you renting your home? Do you feel you are paying too much? The Rent Report from Irish Independent and Independent.ie uses real data to show how much the most popular types of accommodation cost per month. Using data from the Private Residential Tenancies Board, it shows how rents have fallen, and risen, in more than 400 locations across the country.
What's the real cost of renting in your area?
Students to fork out €6,000 for housing as rents spiral
Spiralling rents will push up the cost of going to college for tens of thousands of students in the autumn.
'I had to sleep on my friend's couch at the start of final year in college'
A graduate who was homeless for the first five weeks of his final year believes 2016 could be even worse for student accommodation.
Draft plan to address crisis is revealed
A moratorium on home repossessions and a return to local authorities building social housing are among the recommendations in a draft report on solving the housing crisis.
Renting in the capital now costs workers almost 40pc of salary
The 'average' worker needs to put aside almost 40pc of their monthly salary just to meet the cost of renting an apartment in Dublin.
State to pledge €200m for vital road and bridge projects
A €200m fund to deliver key pieces of infrastructure needed to boost housing supply will be announced today.
Cash spent on rent could easily pay a mortgage
Economic commentators are sometimes scathing of Ireland's home ownership culture - but the spiralling rental crisis has led to a situation where it can be cheaper to buy than to rent.
System paints landlords as unscrupulous
Rents are expensive in cities, because investing in property is expensive. An investor purchasing a property for €330,000 in the Docklands can expect a rent of €17,000 per annum.
Students forced to commute to capital from rural homes as rents soar by €1,000 a year
University students have been hit with rent hikes of as much as €1,000 a year, with further increases on the way in some areas.
Kelly says 'controls' not the answer
Measures to tackle the out-of-control rental sector will be brought to Cabinet before the summer recess, but rent controls are not expected to be considered as part of that package, according to Environment Minister Alan Kelly.
Landlords accused of 'downright extortion'
A leading housing charity has accused landlords of "downright extortion" for hitting tenants with massive rent hikes.
The accidental landlords - most own just one property
The rental watchdog is to launch a major public awareness campaign to highlight the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants as the numbers living in rented accommodation soars.
FF vows to offset management fees against property tax
Fianna Fáil has pledged to give flat owners and householders in managed estates a property tax rebate against the management fees they must pay.
Banks' rush to cash in pushes apartment blocks to market
Hundreds of tenants are likely to be uprooted before the end of the year as Irish banks take advantage of the current shortage of rental properties to push ahead the sale of buy-to-lets subject to stressed loans.
Tenants forced out of homes as housing shortage tempts owners to sell
The housing shortage is tempting landlords to cash in and sell up, forcing some tenants out of properties at short notice.
Housing crisis forces 10,000 a month to rent
The rental watchdog is dramatically increasing its staff to deal with the surging number of tenants - and the knock-on rise in disputes with landlords.
Record high as one in seven lives in private rented home
Almost one in seven of the population is now living in the private rented sector, the highest number on record.
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Deposit protection scheme on the way to help landlord-tenant disputes
The Government is finalising plans for a deposit protection scheme to help protect tenants in the event of disputes.
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Rental market movement: Dublin and Leinster
Details of the rental market movement in Dublin and Leinster
Increasing rents a growing concern for tenants
The period since the establishment of the PRTB in 2004 has seen the private rented sector grow, and change, considerably.
Call for Government action to lower building costs amid housing 'crisis'
Builders are losing money because of a "huge gap" in the cost of erecting a house and what it can currently achieve on the open market.
Sharp increase in landlord and tenant rows as city rents rise
Disputes between landlords and tenants have risen 15pc year-on-year as a shortage of homes to rent becoming available fuels rising prices.
Rents in main cities spiral despite decline elsewhere
The cost of renting a home in our main cities is more expensive today than five years ago, despite rents falling across the rest of the country.
'I know of people who've had to move out because of rent hikes...'
To most families, it once seemed like a simple ideal - to own their own home with a garden. But, increasingly, as we recover from the property crash and prices increase, this middle-class dream is becoming beyond reach in Dublin and other cities.
Niall O'Connor: Do I move home ... or remain part of Generation Rent?
Meet 'Generation Rent'. It's a group consisting of thousands of young professionals who grew up under false pretences during the Celtic Tiger years.
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Poll: Tax breaks
Poll: Cap on rent increases
Poll - What is a fair price?
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