Landlords of energy-inefficient homes may have to pay heating bills – The Irish Times

Landlords would be forced to invest in bringing rental properties up to a certain energy-efficiency standard or face having to cut rents on properties that are more expensive to heat under proposals being considered by the Government. The options are contained in a consultation paper on improving warmth and energy efficiency in Ireland’s growing rental

Only a targeted housing strategy will fix Ireland’s property market woes – The Irish Times

As the year winds down there is a marked difference in the property market between this year and last. In 2018 it roared out of the traps amid soaring price growth, but its wings were soon clipped as the Central Bank of Ireland’s restrictive lending rules hit home for house buyers, and the year ended

What the property experts saw in 2019 – and what’s in store for 2020 – The Irish Times

Keith Lowe, DNG: ‘Government policy should be more in favour of home ownership.’ Keith Lowe, DNG 2019 has been a year of continued recovery albeit at a slower rate than 2018 with house prices holding steady for the year. Entry-level priced new and second-hand property has performed best with demand exceeding supply in all areas

ISAAC O. AMUKE – Who is Policing the Police? Kenya's Lame Duck Oversight Mechanism – The Elephant

Download PDFPrint Article IFirst Impressions On the right-hand corner at the top of Policing Lens, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA)’s quarterly newsletter, two heavily padded policemen positioned inside the frame of a magnifying glass are holding shields branded ‘Police’. The duo have their baton-wielding fists raised in the air, poised to descend on a

Dublin investment market dominated by private rented sector in 2019 – The Irish Times

The private rented sector (PRS) took the market by storm in 2019, outpacing and outperforming all other sectors. It has grown from just 6 per cent of the Dublin market in 2016, 17 per cent in 2017, 31 per cent in 2018 to 55 per cent in the first nine months of 2019 and is