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Sean Dunne fails in bid to overturn bankruptcy
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Sean Dunne fails in bid to overturn bankruptcy

Dec 6th 2013, 4:24 PM 9,367 Views 39 Comments

“I am a victim of lots of inaccurate publicity” Sean Dunne is quoted as saying in an email used as evidence in court.

Dublin property prices up 15 per cent as rest of country shows some positive signs
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Dublin property prices up 15 per cent as rest of country shows some positive signs

Nov 27th 2013, 2:35 PM 11,978 Views 105 Comments

Although Dublin continues to outpace the rest of the county, today’s figures show that properties outside the capital are showing some early signs of turnaround.

Forty ghost estates targeted for demolition
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Forty ghost estates targeted for demolition

Nov 18th 2013, 10:23 AM 28,602 Views 119 Comments

None of the estates being considered by the government for demolition are currently occupied.

President Higgins: The empty concrete shells that dot our landscape were born from reckless speculation
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President Higgins: The empty concrete shells that dot our landscape were born from reckless speculation

Nov 8th 2013, 7:16 PM 10,717 Views 54 Comments

Speaking at the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland he said the construction sector was leaving a ‘disturbing’ part of its history behind.

Poll: Should people who give up their mortgages be allowed on housing lists?
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Poll: Should people who give up their mortgages be allowed on housing lists?

Nov 4th 2013, 11:04 AM 15,490 Views 130 Comments

Anyone who goes through the mortgage arrears process but still ends up surrendering their home will be able to join the local authority housing waiting list. Good idea? Bad idea?

Property prices rise again, that’s five months in a row now
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Property prices rise again, that’s five months in a row now

Oct 29th 2013, 10:00 PM 20,144 Views 160 Comments

Residential property prices at a national level, increased by 3.6 per cent in September but Dublin accounted for practically the entire increase.

Planning applications down 6% nationwide in 2013
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Planning applications down 6% nationwide in 2013

Oct 14th 2013, 6:30 AM 2,577 Views 11 Comments

Sligo and Leitrim had the worst construction performance for 2013, according to the latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index.

Over 75 per cent valued homes at less than €200,000 in property tax return
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Over 75 per cent valued homes at less than €200,000 in property tax return

Oct 7th 2013, 12:23 PM 10,928 Views 52 Comments

Just 3,180 valued their property at over €1 million.

These dilapidated capsule apartments were meant to be the future of housing
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These dilapidated capsule apartments were meant to be the future of housing

Oct 6th 2013, 9:45 AM 25,212 Views 21 Comments

The Nakagin Capsule Tower was seen as the future of architecture when it was first built in 1972, with each 300-square-foot capsule acting a self-contained apartment. See them here.

Dublin property prices up 10.6 per cent as cash sales increase
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Dublin property prices up 10.6 per cent as cash sales increase

Sep 26th 2013, 1:50 PM 15,279 Views 116 Comments

Savills Ireland said mortgage buyers are struggling to compete with cash buyers.

11 things that make flat-hunting a living hell
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# On The Market

11 things that make flat-hunting a living hell

Aug 20th 2013, 9:30 PM 32,133 Views 46 Comments

WHY does it have to be so hard? WHYYYYY?

Dublin driving continued growth of property prices
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Dublin driving continued growth of property prices

Aug 20th 2013, 1:04 PM 8,824 Views 70 Comments

House prices across Ireland rose by 2.3 per cent over the last year with Dublin achieving growth levels of 8 per cent.

Average rent hits €825 per month as Dublin prices rise significantly
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Average rent hits €825 per month as Dublin prices rise significantly

Aug 19th 2013, 6:30 AM 14,532 Views 37 Comments

It’s bad news for students going back to college in the coming weeks with prices rising by up to 7 per cent compared to this time last year.

Pics: Plane crashes into houses, four found dead
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Pics: Plane crashes into houses, four found dead

Aug 10th 2013, 7:10 PM 22,042 Views 9 Comments

The propeller-driven plane struck two small homes near Tweed New Haven Airport in Connecticut, USA. The victims have not yet been identified.

Property tax to be taken from salaries of 50,000 people who haven't paid
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Property tax to be taken from salaries of 50,000 people who haven't paid

Aug 2nd 2013, 9:54 AM 14,763 Views 246 Comments

The Revenue Commissioners has sent letters to people who have not yet paid the charge to urge them to pay.

Column: The family home needs to be protected in a debt crisis
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Column: The family home needs to be protected in a debt crisis

Jul 23rd 2013, 7:00 AM 123 Views 62 Comments

The banks are not looking at the long-term resolutions strategies for homeowners in debt; the only available strategies are limited to those that that suit bank recovery, writes Julie Sadlier.

Poll: Did you register to pay the property tax?
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Poll: Did you register to pay the property tax?

May 31st 2013, 10:15 AM 14,819 Views 123 Comments

The deadline has come and gone but did you register to pay the new tax?

Property prices are still falling, according to latest CSO data
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Property prices are still falling, according to latest CSO data

Apr 25th 2013, 12:34 PM 10,535 Views 73 Comments

The average Irish home dropped in value by 0.5 per cent in March, with Dublin homes doing best and apartments faring worst.

11 fictional homes we wish we could live in
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# We Wanna Live There

11 fictional homes we wish we could live in

Apr 10th 2013, 1:30 PM 6,307 Views 4 Comments

Who doesn’t want to live in the Home Alone house?

Column: This property tax is callous and a breach in democratic norms
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Column: This property tax is callous and a breach in democratic norms

Apr 5th 2013, 7:00 AM 47 Views 172 Comments

The Government has no democratic mandate from the electorate for a property tax. In fact, they were elected on the very opposite of commitments, writes Kieran Allen.

Junior Minister admits banks have 'hoodwinked' the government
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# Mortgage Arrears

Junior Minister admits banks have 'hoodwinked' the government

Mar 27th 2013, 9:46 PM 19,294 Views 98 Comments

The Dáil debated a Fianna Fáil-proposed private members’ motion on the mortgage arrears crisis tonight but it was easily defeated by the government’s majority.

Are you paying too much for home insurance?
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Are you paying too much for home insurance?

Mar 25th 2013, 11:53 AM 8,076 Views 12 Comments

According to a home insurance survey, only 1 in 10 homeowners had a professional reinstatement valuation carried out on their home.

Over 7,000 complete local property tax returns
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Over 7,000 complete local property tax returns

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:15 AM 11,755 Views 108 Comments

Most homeowners have submitted their returns electronically as over 714,000 letters have now been issued by the Revenue Commissioners.

Revenue website showing property values goes live
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Revenue website showing property values goes live

Mar 10th 2013, 2:30 PM 69,501 Views 163 Comments

Are you a homeowner? This site will show you how much your property is worth so you can calculate how much property tax to pay.

Evacuation of houses during Belfast security operation
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Evacuation of houses during Belfast security operation

Mar 6th 2013, 7:58 PM 3,915 Views 3 Comments

The PSNI has closed parts of two roads due to an ongoing security operation on Lenadoon Avenue, they said this evening.

Average national rent rose 2.2 per cent during 2012 – Daft.ie report
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Average national rent rose 2.2 per cent during 2012 – Daft.ie report

Feb 11th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,530 Views 21 Comments

Rental rates in Dublin, Cork and Galway saw a second consecutive year of growth as a result of a shortage of accommodation in Ireland’s largest cities, the report reveals.

Fewer than 8,500 houses built in Ireland last year
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Fewer than 8,500 houses built in Ireland last year

Feb 4th 2013, 10:35 AM 9,202 Views 31 Comments

Here is the table to show you how many houses were built in your county last year.

Irish Banking Federation agrees new initiative to help distressed borrowers
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Irish Banking Federation agrees new initiative to help distressed borrowers

Jan 31st 2013, 8:07 AM 5,529 Views 50 Comments

The new initiative is designed to help people struggling with their debt to stay in their homes.

Column: Having the Revenue assess the value of your home is a totally unsuitable idea
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Column: Having the Revenue assess the value of your home is a totally unsuitable idea

Jan 31st 2013, 7:00 AM 30 Views 38 Comments

There has been immense confusion over the valuation of homes for the property tax, which is why a site value tax would have been better, writes James Pike.

New York City extols virtues of small apartments
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New York City extols virtues of small apartments

Jan 26th 2013, 10:30 AM 17,744 Views 11 Comments

Population of NYC is due to grow by 600,000 inhabitants by 2030 – and new ‘state-of-the-art’ but tiny apartments are deemed to be one way of easing the squash.

Before the Boom: building houses in Kilbarrack, 1951
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Before the Boom: building houses in Kilbarrack, 1951

Jan 9th 2013, 12:01 PM 9,139 Views 17 Comments

Take a trip down memory lane…

Poll: Would you consider buying a house this year?
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Poll: Would you consider buying a house this year?

Jan 9th 2013, 9:40 AM 15,021 Views 84 Comments

With housing prices possibly due to fall another 20 per cent, would you buy in the current market?

PICS: Beauty in abandoned villas in Europe
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PICS: Beauty in abandoned villas in Europe

Jan 1st 2013, 4:30 PM 24,280 Views 14 Comments

Even as they crumble, these ruined stately homes still portray decadence in photographs of Thomas Jorion.

My Christmas Day: ‘It’s just another day on the street for me’
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My Christmas Day: ‘It’s just another day on the street for me’

Dec 25th 2012, 7:30 PM 96 Views 84 Comments

‘Mike’ has no home to go to this Christmas. He describes what life is like on the streets – and how common death is.

Residential rents could rise by as much as 7 per cent by 2014
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Residential rents could rise by as much as 7 per cent by 2014

Dec 22nd 2012, 7:30 AM 7,348 Views 49 Comments

Property experts have said families and couples choosing to rent instead of buying has increased dramatically.

Map, table: Ireland's 16,881 vacant homes
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Map, table: Ireland's 16,881 vacant homes

Nov 29th 2012, 8:32 AM 27,224 Views 45 Comments

Ireland’s problems with unfinished housing developments have improved but new figures from the National Housing Development Survey outline just how many vacant dwellings there are and where the problem is worst.

63 per cent of first time buyers will buy in the next 12 months
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63 per cent of first time buyers will buy in the next 12 months

Oct 17th 2012, 4:45 PM 9,201 Views 31 Comments

Around 60% of first time buyers believe banks aren’t lending according a new MyHome.ie survey.

TD says state must cover cost of pyrite damage
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TD says state must cover cost of pyrite damage

Oct 3rd 2012, 4:38 PM 6,430 Views 54 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Dessie Ellis said the state allowed regulations which failed to stop contamination and failed to legislate to protect people.

House prices are still falling - except for South County Dublin
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House prices are still falling - except for South County Dublin

Oct 1st 2012, 6:30 AM 10,651 Views 29 Comments

The average asking price for a house in Ireland is now €167,000 – down by 54 per cent since the peak of the boom.

More immigrants buying homes in Ireland than ever before
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More immigrants buying homes in Ireland than ever before

Sep 11th 2012, 7:00 AM 9,456 Views 69 Comments

Around 7 per cent of immigrants in Ireland now has a mortgage, compared to around 14 per cent of Irish-born people.