Landlords can legally add charges, but which charges are allowed is disputed. And it’s a practice that leaves tenants vulnerable to faster-growing payments even if, on paper, the rents have only risen in line with rent controls.
Author Archives: Lois Kapila
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Wanted: Journalist to Report on Food in the City
We’re looking for a freelance reporter to write one article a week for us, focused on food in the city. Deadline for applications is 22 February at 5.30pm
Join Us: Dublin Inquirer’s Immigrant Readers’ Meet-up
If you’re an immigrant to Dublin, we would warmly like to invite you to our next Dublin Inquirer event, at The Circular in Rialto on Thursday 16 February at 7.30pm.
Council Briefs: a Question Mark over O’Devaney Gardens, Vacancy in Phibsboro, and Making Next Year’s New Year’s Eve More Fun
These were some of the issues Dublin city councillors dealt with at their January monthly meeting on Monday evening.
To Get People Into 58 Vacant Social Homes in Finglas Will Cost Council at Least €6 million More, Documents Show
The homes have gone through round after round of repairs in recent years. Meanwhile, there are thousands of households on the social housing list in the area.
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Time to End Tax Exemption for Developers Building Parking, Councillors Say
Dublin city councillors agreed to send out for public consultation a proposal to start charging development levies on both commercial and residential car parking.
Taking Back Control of Their Own History, Traveller Groups Map Places of Belonging – and Unbelonging – in Coolock
“It’s trying to create maps in which the Travellers are central to the story, and … challenging these histories of racism and marginalisation.”
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As Coastal Flood Risk Rises, the Council Seeks to Defend Property and Residents to Defend Their Landscape – and Nothing’s Been Built
This challenge, epitomised by Clontarf, is cropping up all over Ireland and likely to become more common as efforts ramp up to adapt to climate change.