US property giant gets average rent of €2,126 in Dublin –

US property giant Kennedy Wilson is continuing to reap massive rents for its 2,000 apartments in Dublin, with the units still commanding average monthly prices of $2,599 (€2,126) despite the impact of the pandemic. he company, which also owns the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, generates significantly more rent on average from its residential properties here

Govt to replace direct provision with protection system –

The Government is to replace the direct provision system with an international protection system over the next four years. A new two-phased approach will be set out in a white paper to be published this morning. Under the plans, it is anticipated that all existing direct provision centres will close by the end of 2024.

1000 flats and a hotel to be built in Dublin – The Times

Planning permission has been granted for a large mixed-use development of 1,137 residential units and a hotel in south Dublin. Dublin city council has approved the plan by The O’Flynn group to build 12 apartment blocks ranging from four to ten stories in height across the 17-acre site along the Naas Road. The 1,137 residential

NUIG Student Union supports bill to protect student renters during pandemic – Connacht Tribune Group

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 35 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 21 of these deaths occurred in February, 12 occurred in January, 1 in November, while one further death is under investigation. The median age of those who died was 85 years and the age

USI calls on Oireachtas to pass student accommodation Bill – The Irish Times

The Union of Students (USI) in Ireland has called on the Oireachtas to pass a Bill being tabled on Thursday that would force landlords to return prepaid rents to students who cannot live in the accommodation due to public health restrictions. The Residential Tenancies (Student Rents and Other Protections) (Covid-19) Bill 2021 would also enable

Developer wins leave to appeal against quashing of permission on Connolly site – The Irish Times

A developer has secured leave to appeal against an order quashing its permission for a development including 741 build-to-rent apartments on a site at the rear of Dublin’s Connolly Station. An Bord Pleanála granted permission after designating the development a “strategic housing development” (SHD) under the Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016. The board

Young Irish couple on how they built their dream home with savvy savings tip – RSVP Live

Dee and David had a rather unorthodox way of saving up the cash. The couple secured a loan from the bank, bought a mobile home and lived on a farm for two and a half years! One young Irish couple have documented their journey to their dream home. Dee Hayden from Co. Carlow moved into

UL to start high visibility patrols on campus after a spike in Covid-19 cases –

Image: Shutterstock/Hope Phillips Image: Shutterstock/Hope Phillips GARDAÍ WILL BE conducting high visibility patrols every evening around the University of Limerick (UL) due to concerns about student gatherings, according to the President of the university. The move comes after the university began mass testing their students, to manage an outbreak of Covid-19 among the student population earlier

Bill seeks to protect student renters during pandemic –

A leading third-level student organisation has called on the Government to support proposed legislation to protect student renters that will come before the Dáil today. The Union of Students in Ireland is urging Government and all other TDs to support the Bill and act on it immediately. It says the matter is extremely urgent for students,

Holidaying at home? Do your homework –

Booking a holiday these days is a risky business. We do not yet know when, if, and to what extent restrictions will be lifted over the summer months. Most of us know that foreign travel this summer could be off the cards, so summer 2021 could truly be the year of the staycation. We have already seen