Monthly Archives: May 2018

Almost 100 vacant sites listed in Dublin city ahead of June 1st deadline

The old motor tax office, the former headquarters of Independent Newspapers and the derelict City Arts Centre are among almost 100 properties on Dublincity’s Register of Vacant Sites. Local authorities have just one week to inform property owners they plan to … Continue reading

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10,000 borrowers should lose homes, says expert

Some 10,000 borrowers in long-term mortgage arrears should have their homes repossessed, consumer advocate Brendan Burgess has claimed. He told the Oireachtas Finance Committee that the customers in question had not paid their mortgages for five years or more and, in many cases, had not … Continue reading

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Irish construction activity accelerates to three-month high

Activity in the Republic’s construction sector accelerated to a three-month high in April as firms reported greater output and faster growth in new orders, according to Ulster Bank’s latest construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI). The sector is benefiting from a pick-up in … Continue reading

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Is the negative equity era over? Depends on where – and what – you bought

Given the double-digit leap in property prices (up 13 per cent in the year to February), the cost of owning a home in Ireland appears to be on an unstoppable return to Celtic Tiger highs. Read the full details in … Continue reading

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New agency will buy private lands to develop for housing

A new Government agency will buy private land adjoining existing prime sites held by State and semi-State organisations in order to assemble land holdings that will then be developed for housing, the Taoiseach has said. Leo Varadkar said the model previously … Continue reading

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