Love/Hate apartment block on the market for €3.5m

The Granary, Dublin 9

The Granary, a block of 14 apartments at Distillery Lofts, Dublin 9, has been brought to the market by Savills on the instruction of Declan Taite, Receiver, of Duff & Phelps. The guide price for the entire is €3.5m. The [...]

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Ultimately we will all end up paying for water


The government made a major climbdown earlier this week when [...]

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Allsop Space to split auctions over two days next month

Allsop Space

Allsop Space will hold its auctions over two days next [...]

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Households can beat the water charges cap by conserving water, insists Minister Kelly


Environment Minister Alan Kelly has said that if people save [...]

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50th anniversary celebrations at JLL

JLL celebrates its 50th anniversary in Dublin

Commercial agents JLL, previously Jones Lang LaSalle, are preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of their Dublin office. In a message to clients, managing director John Moran said JLL had been instrumental in shaping the city we know today. “We are proud to say we have been involved with some of the [...]

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Brian Hayes

Hayes calls for ECB to take over tracker mortgages

Dublin MEP Brian Hayes has proposed a “grand bargain” whereby the European Central Bank would take Ireland’s tracker mortgages from the country’s banks onto its own balance sheets. Hayes, a former minister of state at the Department of Finance, said the plan would involve “introducing fixed-rate mortgages at a fair price for homeowners and would [...]

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Brian Hayes MEP

Hayes to raise mortgage rate data with ECB

MEP for Dublin Brian Hayes has disputed Central Bank figures for Irish mortgage rates and plans to raise the matter with the European Central Bank, which has assumed responsibility for financial supervision in the euro zone. “The Central Bank of Ireland says that the rate for new mortgage business in Ireland is currently at 3.47 [...]

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Irish League of Credit Unions

‘What’s Left’ survey shows households’ finances improving

New figures show that Irish households are in a better state than at any point over the past four years. A survey from the Irish League of Credit Unions suggests that 52% of those who took part believed their income level had either remained the same or improved. This is up from 36% last year. [...]

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Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan

Honohan hints at relief on 20% deposit required to secure a mortgage

The Central Bank’s indication that it will allow people to get on the property ladder with deposits of less than 20pc has been welcomed by the property sector. The bank had caused concern with proposed regulations that would mean that buyers would have to save 20pc of a property price to secure a mortgage, sums [...]

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Michael McGrath

Call for banks to follow AIB’s lead in cutting mortgage interest rates

A Fianna Fáil TD is calling on banks to follow AIB’s lead and cut variable interest rates on mortgages. Michael McGrath says Irish people are paying way over the odds and there needs to be more competition in the banking sector. It came as the CEO of Bank of Ireland appears before the Oireachtas Finance [...]

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