Frank McDonald's future Dublin: Prepare for floods. Lose the ugly bridge. Dig an underground – The Irish Times

Prepare for floods Although estate agents selling desirable period homes in Clontarf or Sandymount may not wish to acknowledge it, one overwhelming fact that must be faced is that Dublin’s coastal location leaves the city vulnerable to rising sea levels as a result of climate change. The mean sea level in Dublin Bay has risen

Queues at filling stations, empty supermarket shelves – somebody made a pig's ear of Brexit –

With the UK threatening to tear the Northern Ireland Protocol to shreds, the Brexit deal it signed up to is causing huge damage to its own pig industry. his past number of weeks, 6,000 pigs were culled on British farms. The reason for this is a shortage of butchers. Boris Johnson’s government is now prepared

How to afford to retire: Five ways you can think outside the box when it comes to pensions –

Are you one of those people who will only get €50 a week, or less, from your private pension when you retire? r are you planning to rely on the State pension when you retire – with nothing to fall back on should you have to wait longer than you expect to get that pension, or

Rents surge by up to 17% as laws flouted – Irish Examiner

The Government has ordered a crackdown on rogue landlords as rents have surged by as much as 17% in some parts of the country. There have even been hikes of as much as 11% in high-demand areas where rental price increases are supposed to be controlled. The average monthly rent nationwide now stands a €1,352

Will letting a room out to a student affect our tax status and pension entitlements? –

We are a Galway city couple in our late 60s whose children have flown the nest. We live quite near NUIG and have been considering letting out a room to a student for five days a week; we would like our weekends to ourselves. How would this work from a financial perspective — I believe

Today's news headlines: Home of gardaí raided in drugs gang leak probe; and hospitals warned to prepare for winter flu epidemic –

Several gardaí under investigation over information allegedly leaked to crime gang Several homes linked to serving gardaí have been searched as part of an investigation into information allegedly being leaked to an organised crime group. FF TDs pile pressure on McGrath with €10 pension call Fianna Fáil TDs are piling pressure on future party leadership

Rents rise 7% in largest national increase since 2019 – The Irish Times

A national rent rise of 7 per cent, the highest increase in more than two years, points to a “concerning level of non-compliance” with rent rules, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has acknowledged. The Residential Tenancies Board’s (RTB) rent index for the second quarter of the year shows year-on-year rent price inflation of 4.4 per

'We're outraged, we're frustrated: Students to sleep outside Dáil to highlight accommodation crisis –

Students at the Dáil today. Image: Instagram/UCC Students’ Union Students at the Dáil today. Image: Instagram/UCC Students’ Union Updated 1 hour ago COLLEGE STUDENTS STAGED a protest, using the slogan ‘No Keys, No Degrees’, outside the Dáil today amid growing frustration over the accommodation crisis across Ireland. Representatives from the Union of Students in Ireland

Shift needed on 'serious power imbalance' between landlords, tenants – Bacik – The Irish Times

A cultural shift is needed to change the “serious power imbalance” between landlords and tenants and to bring the regulations on renting into the 21st century, the Dáil has been told. Labour TD Ivana Bacik said “we need to ensure renting becomes a long-term, viable and sustainable o ption for people in Ireland”. She added

Spectre of inflation returns to haunt economy – The Irish Times

The giant quantitative easing projects undertaken by central banks in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis may have rescued the global economy, but they also stoked asset price bubbles in several sectors. This had the unintended consequence of accelerating income equality in many countries. Because rich people tend to own more assets – homes,