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Gunne appointed new CEO of Chartered Land

The former managing director of Key Capital Real Estate, Andrew Gunne, has been made chief executive of Chartered Land one of Ireland’s biggest property developers. Mr Gunne is expected to lead Chartered Land as it seeks new development opportunities with international investors. He will also continue Chartered Land’s work with the National Asset Management Agency on realising [...]

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Rental costs are continuing to rise

Rising rents mean more young people are likely to stay at home

A new report indicates that if rents continue to rise young people will be more likely to share accommodation, or live with their parents for longer. The study from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), entitled “Household Formation and Tenure Choice”, shows that in the years since the downturn, falling rent levels meant people have [...]

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Standard and Poors

Standard and Poor’s see no signs of property bubble emerging in Ireland

Global ratings agency Standard and Poor’s has said that Irish house prices will recover and saw no sign of property bubble emerging. It has forecast that Irish house prices to increase by 4pc this year, with a shortage of supply in urban areas exerting upward pressure on prices. However, the ratings agency said it doesn’t [...]

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Enda Kenny

Up to 15,000 new houses to be completed this year, insists Taoiseach

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he believes that between 14,000 and 15,000 new houses will be completed this year compared to 8,900 last year. He also said he did not accept that there is a property bubble, but added that the answer lay in building new houses. Mr Kenny said he expected the pressure will [...]

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Kerry tops the poll as favourite holiday destination

Kerry the favourite holiday destination for Irish holidaymakers

Kerry is by some margin the favourite holiday destination for Irish holidaymakers easily beating Galway and Cork into second and third place according to a new survey. Twenty six per cent selected the ‘Kingdom’ as their favourite county for a break while Galway on 15.5% edged out Cork on 14.5% for second place. More than [...]

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DNG chief executive Keith Lowe

Dublin house prices increasing by more than €220 per day, according to DNG

Houses in Dublin increased more €220 per day or over €6,600 per month from April to the end of June, according to the latest DNG Q2 2014 House Price Gauge However the second quarter increase of 5.9% dropped from a high of 8.9% in the first three months of the year, reflecting an increase in [...]

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A portion of the crowd at one of O'Donnellan and Joyce's previous auctions

O’Donnellan & Joyce to host summer auction tomorrow

Galway-based auctioneers O’Donnellan & Joyce will hold their summer auction tomorrow afternoon (Friday) at 3pm in the Harbour Hotel, Galway. There is a remarkable variety of properties on offer at the auction, especially throughout Galway city, with a large number of investment properties and family homes due to go under the hammer. If you are looking [...]

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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 the relief.  This would be consistent with the Government’s rhetoric in the run-up to the [...]

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Irish commercial property sector at its best level since 2006

An index that measures activity levels in the Irish commercial property sector performed at its best level since 2006 in the latest quarter. The JLL Irish Property Index rose in the second three months of this year, marking the eleventh straight quarterly rise. Hannah Dwyer, Head of Research said that: “Stability continues in the market [...]

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Irish Water to request customers’ PPS numbers

Details have emerged of some of the personal information that Irish Water will request from householders. An “allowances application form” will be sent out from September, in advance of the charges beginning the following month. The four-page document requests a range of personal information from the name and address, to the PPS number of the [...]

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