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Ireland’s first shipping container home – Press Release

Project RIPPLE: Creating Ireland’s first, fully-compliant, shipping container home in Ireland Press Release Ireland’s first fully-compliant shipping container home will be built on the grounds at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Arts) over three days, from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th November as part of an innovative […]

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Ireland’s first fully-compliant shipping container home

For more than two years I have been working with an incredibly innovative, dedicated and – most importantly – patient architect, Derek Trenaman and his team at Ceardean Design & Construction in Dublin to create the very first, fully-compliant, shipping container home in the Republic of Ireland. […]

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The importance of house-hunters etiquette

Originally published in The Sunday Business Post and discussed on The Morning Show with Decan Meehan on East Coast FM Last week, a story about an estate agent in the UK getting fired after stealing chocolate from a tenant’s flat went viral. The agent in question was […]

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Could the Irish investor market be tapped out as Spain becomes the destination of choice?

The big property news stories this week all centred around Nama; is the agency ready to wind up or merely change focus; is it in a position to pump billions into strategic development that will stimulate the Irish market and if so, is that a good thing […]

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Women in Media 2014

Following on from it’s successful, inaugural event last year, the Women in Media conference returns to Ballybunnion, County Kerry from the 11th to the 13th April 2014:    “Be Inspired by the dreams, vision and voices of WIM Ballybunion 2014! Welcome to WIM Ballybunion 2014 – we […]

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Ireland’s Women on Air

    Over the last few weeks I have received a number of emails from journalists asking for contributors to discuss various aspects of the Irish property market and, in particular, the new Building Regulations (effective as of today, March 1 2014).  I am always happy to […]

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Pat Kenny on Newstalk: Irish Property Buyers Handbook 2014

  For the Irish Property Buyers Handbook 2014, the fourth year of the annual, I was delighted to have Dublin architect Derek Trenaman of Ceardean Design write a comprehensive section on Self-Building.  This is in addition to the excellent chapter on Finance contributed by Karl Deeter of […]

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RTE Morning Edition: Converted shipping containers to make up our city skyline..?

  The morning after our hugely successful City Limits event, hosted by Dublin City Council, I joined City Architect Ali Grehan  with Keelin Shanley on RTE Morning Edition.  On the show, we discussed a number of the interesting proposals for alternative uses for some of the vacant […]

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Chronic shortage of family homes in South County Dublin

On Friday, I joined an all-female panel (go Women on Air!) of Fine Gael candidate Samantha Long and Journalist Oonagh O’Farrell on The Friday Forum, hosted by Bryan Fox on Dublin South FM to discuss the chronic shortage of family homes in South Dublin. Other topics up […]

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City Limits: Innovative Uses for Urban Spaces

  On 13th February Dublin City Council hosted an event organised by Cathal O’Sullivan (our Allotment Homes champion) to discuss innovative potential uses for some of the 630 vacant or disused sites around the city centre.  The stunning Wood Quay Venue was packed to capacity with more […]

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