RecruitmentPlus see growing demand for personnel in property sector

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RecruitmentPlus, a recruitment agency with offices in Dublin, Dundalk and Limerick, has hired six people and made a €1 million investment in a new property recruitment division to cater for what it says is growing demand for qualified personnel in [...]

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

The Granary, Dublin 9

The Granary, a block of 14 apartments at Distillery Lofts, [...]

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Ultimately we will all end up paying for water

WaterTax

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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WaterTax

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

Environment Minister Alan Kelly has said that if people save 10-15% of water they use, they can “beat the cap” attached to water charges and that a meter “can only save a household money”. Single-adult households are set to pay €160 a year in water charges, while all other households will pay €260. The charges [...]

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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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