Tag Archives: Clare

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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You could have a romantic break away in a holiday home such as this one in Aherlow, Co Tipperary

A holiday home break could be an ideal St Valentine’s Day present

The end of January is finally here and spring is on the horizon. In the next week or so attention will begin to turn to St Valentine’s Day, which is just a fortnight away. St Valentine’s Day gives us a chance to spoil our loved ones and there are few better ways of doing that [...]

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State looking for estate agents to sell 40 former Garda stations

The government is currently searching for estate agents who are interested in disposing of 40 former Garda stations around the country. The buildings are to be sold off because they cannot be identified for alternative State uses. The first 40 stations to be sold are located in rural areas of Clare, Limerick, Tipperary, Carlow, Wexford, [...]

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Minister for Housing Jan O'Sullivan

Housing Minister to clamp down on poor planning decisions

The Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has informed local authorities that she will invoke her legal powers to clamp down on poor planning decisions at local level. The Minister has informed local authorities of her intention to invoke her Section 31 powers in all cases where initial Departmental opinions on proposed development [...]

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Allsop Space

155 lots for sale at Allsop Space auction

A Co Clare hotel and a Georgian house in Dublin are amongst the highlights in the 155 lot catalogue for the next Allsop Space auction in the Shelbourne Hotel on Friday March 1st. The Kilkee Bay Hotel in Clare has a reserve not to exceed €315,000 while the Georgian house on Herbert Street in Dublin [...]

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Property tax could create jobs

The forthcoming property tax might be unpopular with a lot of people but there is a silver lining to it, as it will create some new jobs. Around 195 personnel will be responsible for administering the self-assessed tax when it comes into effect in July. The staff will be based at the Revenue Commissioners’ tax [...]

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Number of new buildings in first six months falls by 23%

New figures from GeoDirectory have shown that the number of new buildings fell by 23% in the first six months of 2012 compared to the same time last year. GeoDirectory said the total number of new residential and commercial buildings built nationwide in the first half of the year was 5,620 compared to 7,330 the [...]

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Merlin Property

Merlin Property’s first auction the focus of RTÉ show tonight

Those interested in Ireland’s ever growing property auction market should check out ‘The Auction House’ on RTÉ Two tonight at 9.30pm. Part of the Reality Bites series, the hour long programme is a fly on the wall documentary following auction company Merlin – renowned for their car auctions – as they set up and run [...]

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Very few new homes have been built this year

New homes being built drops by 57% in first nine months of 2011

FIGURES for new house registrations in the first nine months of the year are down a massive 57% on last year, new figures have revealed. The statistics released by the Department of the Environment, based on figures submitted by Homebond, also showed that new house building has come to a standstill in many counties. No [...]

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Merlin will auction off 10 properties on November 22

Ten properties around Ireland up for auction with Merlin

All the talk this week is of auctions and while the Allsop Space auction in the Shelbourne Hotel on November 30th has grabbed most of the attention, the Merlin Property Auction just over a week earlier is set to be a tasty appetizer for the main course. While Allsop Space have 112 lots up for [...]

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