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Property sellers across Spain face possible tax hikes

President Rajoy has been criticised for planning to increase taxes on the sale of second hand homes By Carol Tallon Originally published in the Costa Almeria News   President Rajoy has encountered resistance from within the Senate to his party’s proposal to increase the level of taxes […]

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Challenges for planning social housing needs

  Last week saw the release of the government strategy to deal with social housing, in detail. The broad strategy was outlined in Budget 2015 last month, however, it was criticised for being light on actionable details. This most recent report goes some way to address those […]

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The changing face of housing in Ireland

If the State is not in a position to deliver a solution, then its need to get out of the way of the people who can There have been many reasons to feel angry and frustrated and let down by the State about its response to housing […]

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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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RTE Radio One: A Building Bubble

A Building Bubble? 17 May 2014 13:00 The Business with Richard Curran: This week, the Government announced plans to tackle the property market. In Construction 2020, 75 action points were highlighted, but will these initiatives create a healthy market or are we on course for yet another […]

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If would-be buyers are unhappy about any Construction 2020 initiatives, now is the time to speak up

Even before the Government formally announced its Construction 2020 strategy earlier this week, commentators were quick to speak about against many of the 75 policy initiatives proposed. Taoiseach Enda Kenny went on to announce a suite of measures aimed at stimulating the lagging construction sector, which has […]

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Increase in development levies paid is good news for house-hunters

According to The Irish Times Commercial Property section yesterday, levies paid by property developers to Dublin City Council last year increased by a significant 70 per cent. This is great news for house-hunters and would-be property buyers who have been tracking the progress of new planning applications […]

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