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Coveney announces 'rent pressure zones' in Dublin and Cork

Coveney announces 'rent pressure zones' in Dublin and Cork

Coveney announces 'rent pressure zones' in Dublin and Cork.

Plans to limit how much landlords can increase rents in designated areas have been announced by the Minister for Housing.

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Construction industry boosted by new orders growth in September

Construction industry boosted by new orders growth in September

Construction industry boosted by new orders growth in September.

 

The monthly measure of activity in the construction sector showed further gains in September.

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First-time buyers need up to four years to save deposit

First-time buyers need up to four years to save deposit

First-time buyers need up to four years to save deposit.

 

New research by Central Bank economists suggests that it takes up to four years for a first-time buyer to save up a deposit for a house in south Dublin.

In other urban areas of the country, the time to save a deposit is much lower, at around 18 months, while in rural areas it is less than one year.

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Galway County Council votes to increase property tax

Galway County Council votes to increase property tax

Galway County Council votes to increase property tax.

 

Home owners in Co Galway are facing a 10% increase in Local Property Tax payments next year.

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Limerick 2030 - An Economic and Spatial Plan for Limerick

Limerick 2030 - An Economic and Spatial Plan for Limerick

Limerick 2030 - An Economic and Spatial Plan for Limerick.

 

Limerick City and County Councils have announced details of an ambitious plan which will transform Limerick city centre, its economy, and the way it is marketed as an ideal location for investment over the next 17 years.

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Rents in Dublin 3.9% higher than 2007 peak

Rents in Dublin 3.9% higher than 2007 peak

Rents in Dublin 3.9% higher than 2007 peak.

 

The latest Residential Tenancies Board rent index shows that, nationally, rents rose by just under 10% in the second quarter of this year, when compared to last year.

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Bank of Ireland enhances mortgage cashback offer amid strong competition

Bank of Ireland enhances mortgage cashback offer amid strong competition

Bank of Ireland enhances mortgage cashback offer amid strong competition.

 

Bank of Ireland is to enhance its cashback offer for mortgage customers by giving an additional 1% of the value of loan back in cash, as competition in the sector here intensifies.

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Students face tough choices as rents surpass Celtic Tiger peak

Students face tough choices as rents surpass Celtic Tiger peak

Students face tough choices as rents surpass Celtic Tiger peak.

 

Rents rocket 40% since 2011 with Dublin rates up 11.1% over last year, shows Daft.ie report .

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Housing Agency plans to buy vacant homes for social housing

Housing Agency plans to buy vacant homes for social housing

Housing Agency plans to buy vacant homes for social housing.

 

The chief executive of the Housing Agency has said it plans to buy vacant houses in "larger portfolios" from banks and investment companies and sell them to local authorities for social housing.

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Housing waiting list rules to be radically overhauled

Housing waiting list rules to be radically overhauled

Housing waiting list rules to be radically overhauled.

 

People waiting for social housing will be allowed express preference for properties.

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Activity in construction sector continues to rise - Ulster Bank PMI

Activity in construction sector continues to rise - Ulster Bank PMI

Activity in construction sector continues to rise - Ulster Bank PMI.

 

There was another pick-up in activity in the construction sector during July, according to the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index from Ulster Bank.

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Rise In Rent Supplement

Rise In Rent Supplement

Rise In Rent Supplement.

 

Rent supplements and housing assistance payments to be increased from Friday 01/07/2016, Ministers confirm.

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Dublin rents now higher than 2007 peak

Dublin rents now higher than 2007 peak

Dublin rents now higher than 2007 peak.

 

The cost of renting a home in Dublin city is now marginally higher than the previous peak recorded in late 2007, according to the latest rental index from the Residential Tenancies Board.

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Coveney: No Govt plans to forcibly take vacant properties

Coveney: No Govt plans to forcibly take vacant properties

Coveney: No Govt plans to forcibly take vacant properties.

 

The Government has no plans to forcibly take possession of vacant properties, according to Minister for Housing Simon Coveney.

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Report estimates there are almost 250,000 vacant properties

Report estimates there are almost 250,000 vacant properties

Report estimates there are almost 250,000 vacant properties.

 

Chairman of the Housing Agency Conor Skehan has said more needs to be done to solve the housing crisis than just building new homes.

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