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Tips for writing non-fiction

Originally published on www.writing.ie – Carol Tallon   It is difficult to give tips to unpublished writers on actually getting published as it is such an arbitrary occurrence. I deeply suspect that, if asked, most published writers would admit to getting it right the first time ‘by […]

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SAREB, Spain’s ‘bad bank’ selling 40 properties a day

By Carol Tallon Originally published in Th Sunday Business Post (Ireland) and Costa Almeria News (Spain)   Last week, president of Sareb, Spain’s so-called ‘bad bank’, Belen Romana had her first appearance before the State Senate. Set up in 2012, government-owned Sareb is essentially a State management […]

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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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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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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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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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The impact of new building regulations on home-owners

by Carol Tallon & Derek Trenaman [Originally published in The Sunday Business Post, February 16 2014]   The Building Control Amendment Regulation (SI.9 of 2014) comes into effect on 1st March 2014 and will apply to all new houses or extensions greater than 40 sq meters on […]

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