Fianna Fáil call for government to support 15% cut in property tax


Fianna Fáil Environment Spokesperson Barry Cowen TD has called on the Government to support his party’s campaign to introduce a 15% cut in property tax for homeowners around the country by pledging not to penalise those local authorities which introduce [...]

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Irish commercial property sector at its best level since 2006


An index that measures activity levels in the Irish commercial [...]

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Irish Water to request customers’ PPS numbers


Details have emerged of some of the personal information that [...]

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Further growth in construction activity in June

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A further expansion in Irish construction activity was recorded in [...]

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Mortgage arrears levels continue to fall

The number of mortgage accounts in arrears for more than 90 days declined by 4,516 at the end of May, according to new Department of Finance figures. The data show the number of accounts in arrears fell from 78,435 in the first quarter to 73,719 at the end of June. The department said engagement between [...]

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Bank of Ireland mortgage event in Cork this Saturday

Bank of Ireland will be hosting a mortgage advice event in Cork this Saturday July 12th from 11am to 3pm. The event will take place at the bank’s Patrick Street branch where staff will be giving step-by-step advice to people about how they can apply for a mortgage. There will also be expert advice from [...]

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Sales are increasing in the capital

House sales in Dublin are up 23% in the first quarter of the year

There has been plenty of talk about asking price increases in the media recently with everyone from the CSO and estate agents to and other property sites declaring that prices are on the rise again. That is perhaps most notable in the capital where a stock shortage in the past year or so has [...]

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2,000 revamps of vacant local authority units planned by the end of the year

Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, yesterday allocated €15m in funding to bring back into use 1,008 vacant local authority units with a target of 2,000 revamps by the end of the year costing €30m. According to Minister O’Sullivan: “I am determined to use every lever available to me to increase the number of [...]

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Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for sale for €20m

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in the Dublin Docklands has been put up for sale with a guide price of €20m. Property company CBRE has been instructed to handle the sale by the receivers Paul McCann & Stephen Tennant of Grant Thornton, who were appointed by NAMA. The 2,111 seat theatre is the largest in [...]

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Numbers seeking legal advice on housing on the rise

The Free Legal Advice Centre has reported a significant increase in people seeking advice over housing law issues, particularly with regards to the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants. The figures are contained in FLAC’s annual report, which was launched by Chief Justice Susan Denham yesterday. FLAC has said it helped more than 27,000 [...]

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