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House prices dip by 0.5% on a monthly basis in November - CSO

House prices dip by 0.5% on a monthly basis in November - CSO

House prices dip by 0.5% on a monthly basis in November - CSO

 

Residential property prices nationwide fell by 0.5% in the month of November, according to the latest Central Statistics Office figures.

This was the first monthly fall since February of this year.

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Unfinished housing estates drop by 75%

Unfinished housing estates drop by 75%

Unfinished housing estates drop by 75%

New figures show that the amount of unfinished housing developments around the country has decreased by 75%.

 

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Ireland's Construction sector grows strongly again in October 2015

Ireland's Construction sector grows strongly again in October 2015

Ireland's Construction sector grows strongly again in October


Construction firms saw another rise in new business, according to the latest Ulster Bank PMI on the sector, which helped boost an overall improvement in activity, employment and confidence.

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Rent Certainty : Focus Ireland Warns the Homeless Crisis Will Continue to Deepen Without Action To Stabilise Private Rented Sector.

Rent Certainty : Focus Ireland Warns the Homeless Crisis Will Continue to Deepen Without Action To Stabilise Private Rented Sector.

Rent Certainty : Focus Ireland Warns the Homeless Crisis Will Continue to Deepen Without Action To Stabilise Private Rented Sector.

 

Charity Warns the Homeless Crisis Will Continue to Deepen Without Action To Stabilise Private Rented Sector.

 

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Ireland’s mortgage market is ‘dysfunctional’

Ireland’s mortgage market is ‘dysfunctional’

Mortgage expert says buying a home has become too difficult for too many; Davy says mortgage lending may fall back further in Q4.


Mortgage lending is being hampered by the Central Bank’s new lending rules as well as excessive stress testing a mortgage broker says.

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Cork City Council has voted to reduce its Local Property Tax for 2016 by 10%.

Cork City Council has voted to reduce its Local Property Tax for 2016 by 10%.

Cork City Council has voted to reduce its Local Property Tax for 2016 by 10%.

 

Councillors voted by 14 to ten, with four abstentions following a two-hour debate.

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2,600 vacant local authority units across the country

2,600 vacant local authority units across the country

New figures show there are 2,600 vacant local authority units across the country as the housing crisis continues.

 

The figures were obtained by Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Environment and Local Government Barry Cowen, through a series of Freedom of Information requests to each local authority.

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Govt looking at bigger NAMA role in tackling housing crisis

Govt looking at bigger NAMA role in tackling housing crisis

Ministers are to examine further measures to ease the housing crisis following a meeting of the Cabinet sub-committee on social affairs today.

 

One of the measures being considered is a greater role for NAMA in the construction of houses.

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Building and Construction Output increased by 5.5% in 2nd quarter 2015

Building and Construction Output increased by 5.5% in 2nd quarter 2015

The volume of output in building and construction increased by 5.5% in the second quarter of 2015 when compared with the preceding period.

 

This reflects increases of 25.6%, 14.6% and 3.1% respectively in the volume of civil engineering, residential building and non-residential building work*. The change in the value of production for all building and construction was +3.9%.

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PRIVATE SECTOR RENTS IN IRELAND ROSE 6.9%

PRIVATE SECTOR RENTS IN IRELAND ROSE 6.9%

LATEST DATA FROM PRTB QUARTERLY RENT INDEX
PRIVATE SECTOR RENTS IN IRELAND ROSE 6.9% FROM Q1, 2014, TO Q1, 2015
RENT FOR HOUSES UP 6.5% & APARTMENT RENTS UP 7.8%
APARTMENT RENTS IN DUBLIN UP 10.8% IN THE YEAR

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Allan Kelly publishes National Strategy to reduce lead in drinking water

Allan Kelly publishes National Strategy to reduce lead in drinking water

Minister Alan Kelly, has today published a national strategy to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water.

The Minister said: “The Government this morning approved a National Strategy to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water. The Strategy was prepared by my Department in consultation with the Department of Health, Irish Water, the HSE and the EPA, in order to map the scale of the problem and identify measures to mitigate any risks to human health posed by lead in drinking water.

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Residential Mortgage Arrears and Repossessions Statistics: Q1 2015

Residential Mortgage Arrears and Repossessions Statistics: Q1 2015

Residential Mortgage Arrears and Repossessions Statistics: Q1 2015
The number of mortgage accounts for principal dwelling houses (PDH) in arrears continued to fall in Q1 2015 marking seven consecutive quarters of decline. A total of 104,693 (13.8 per cent) of accounts were in arrears at end-Q1, a decline of 5.1 per cent relative to Q4.

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Residential Property Prices Rise By 0.6% in April 2015

Residential Property Prices Rise By 0.6% in April 2015

In the month of April residential property prices rose by 0.6% nationwide. Residential property prices remained up 15.8% on an annual basis.

In Dublin residential property prices rose by 1.0% in April. Dublin residential property prices were 20.2% higher than in April 2014.

 

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Kelly's commitment to tackle rising rents welcomed

Kelly's commitment to tackle rising rents welcomed

Kelly's commitment to tackle rising rents welcomed

 

Focus Ireland has welcomed the commitment by Minister of Environment Alan Kelly to take action on the issue of rising rents.

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837,000 households register for water charges

837,000 households register for water charges

837,000 households register for water charges.

Just over half of the total number of households expected to be customers of Irish Water have now registered with the utility.

Irish Water says 837,000 households have registered for water charges.

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