Brian O'Boyle: How tax haven Ireland has undermined our democracy and public services – Irish Examiner

On 7 October 2021, Ireland signed the OECD’s International Tax Agreement. Ireland had initially been one of only eight countries that refused to sign, alongside the well-known tax havens, Barbados and St Vincent.  Explaining his reticence, Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, said his government objected to the term ‘at least’ in the original agreement, as

Innovative scheme aims to bring music to every Longford home – Longford Leader

An innovative instrument rental scheme, promoted by Music Generation Longford in partnership with Longford Library Services, will help bring music to every home in the county. Instruments  are now  available to rent from Ballymahon  and Granard libraries at a low cost.  Music Generation Longford is offering a wide range of instruments for people to take

Property investment in AIB and Kerryman heritage building 'a vote of confidence' in Tralee – Irish Examiner

A MUNSTER private  investor has paid €1.5 million for a historic Tralee town centre building, which houses The Kerryman newpaper, an AIB commercial bank presence and three apartments. Getting a return of c 11%, the new owner of 9-10 Denny St has secured the three-storey Georgian period building which earlier had accommodated the National Bank


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'I don't want people looking at the news and worrying' – George's Street Arcade owners helping tenants through 'Covid uncertainties' –

The owners of Dublin’s George’s Street Arcade have pledged to support any tenants experiencing financial difficulties due to Covid-19 “uncertainties”. he Layden Family Group, owners of the landmark Victorian market building, won much praise when they didn’t take rent from their 42 traders during lockdown. Even after restrictions were lifted, rents were offered at reduced

Northern Ireland minister promises that a third of planned 100000 new homes will be affordable – Inside Housing

News08.12.213:45 PM by Grainne Cuffe The Northern Irish government has launched a consultation on its draft housing supply strategy, which includes plans to deliver more than 100,000 new homes over the next 15 years. Deirdre Hargey: “Transforming housing supply will require a collective response from the Executive and real collaboration” Sharelines The Northern Irish government has

Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants –

Dublin Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland spoke with staff who are working with homeless clients every day to seek their input. Image: Sasko Lazarov/ Dublin Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland spoke with staff who are working with homeless clients every day to seek their input. Image: Sasko Lazarov/ DUBLIN’S LORD MAYOR is to ask the Government to

Northern Ireland house price rise squeezes private rental sector – Belfast Telegraph

Applications for decent quality rental accommodation are at an unparalleled level because of the overall squeeze on housing, according to an expert. r Michael McCord, who helps compile the house price and rental indices for Ulster University, added that there is also evidence of a “complete lack” of detached properties on the market right now.

Top 10 commercial property deals of 2021 – Dublin – The Irish Times

With estimates among industry experts for this year’s transactional activity currently at €4.5 billion-€5.25 billion, 2021 is shaping up to be an extraordinary year for Ireland’s commercial property sector. While either of these figures would represent a strong outturn for the market in ordinary times, the performance is all the more remarkable when one considers

Dublin's private rented sector proves to be investors' choice – The Irish Times

The multi-family/private rented sector (PRS) market is now the most active property investment class in Ireland. It has grown steadily since 2016 and in that period, with financing of more than €7 billion from Irish and international funders and investors, it is facilitating the construction of more than 12,000 new homes, which when fully completed