'Can I release equity in home to help ex-husband buy a place?' – The Irish Times

If I own a large house with ancillary buildings which generate rent with no mortgage in my sole name, can I realise some of the equity in the house and give my ex-husband the money to buy himself a nice house? I generate income from my job and rentals but I’ve missed payments for utilities

Hertz order for 100,000 Teslas ranks among largest electric vehicle purchases – Irish Examiner

Hertz has announced it will buy 100,000 electric vehicles from Tesla, one of the largest purchases of battery-powered cars in history and the latest evidence of the US’s increasing commitment to EV technology. The purchase by one of the world’s leading rental car companies reflects its confidence that electric vehicles are gaining acceptance with environmentally

'Being a trans immigrant in Ireland has been a challenge' – TENI's Éirénne Carroll – Newstalk

A trans woman has described the abuse and threats she has received since moving to Ireland. Éirénne Carroll moved here from the US last year, and she is now the CEO of TENI (the Transgender Equality Network of Ireland). She was one of the people who spoke to Ireland’s Call on Newstalk today, describing the

Two-thirds of people say short-term rentals have negative impact on housing market – Irish Examiner

Two-thirds of Irish people claim the main disadvantage of Airbnb-style accommodation is its negative impact on the price and availability of housing, according to the findings of a new EU-wide survey. A report by the European Commission showed people in Ireland and Greece feel the strongest of any Europeans about the effect that short-term rental

Dublin named best student city in Europe – IrishCentral

Dublin has been ranked as the best city to be a student in Europe. Studee, a website that helps international students find and apply to universities abroad, analyzed cities across the world to discover the top cities for students. The study analyzed factors that matter the most to university students, such as the average cost

Mortgages into 80s could resolve debt issues, insolvency service says – The Irish Times

Extending people’s mortgage payments into their 80s and 90s might help 95,000 people who still owe a lump sum at the end of their mortgage term, the State’s insolvency agency has said. There are almost 30,000 people in long-term mortgage arrears who have missed mortgage repayments for more than a year, but there are a

Artist sells her entire collection in desperate bid to buy her own home – Independent.ie

An artist and lecturer has made the heartbreaking decision to sell her entire collection of work in a desperate bid to buy her own small home. ileen Healy (54), whose work features in the art collections of UCC, the Crawford Art Gallery and the Office of Public Works (OPW) is now to sell her vast

Artist selling lifetime of work in bid to buy home after being turned down for mortgage – BreakingNews.ie

An artist whose work features in the collections of University College Cork, the Crawford Art Gallery and the OPW is selling her vast amount of paintings and sketch books in a bid to buy a small home. In addition to her artwork, Eileen Healy (54) is a part-time lecturer at the Crawford College of Art

How property lobbyists managed to shape Government housing policy – The Irish Times

The property industry and its army of lobbyists do a great job of bending the Government’s ear. Whether it’s the planning code, apartment standards, or help-to-buy schemes, they campaign vigorously behind the scenes. According to the State’s register of lobbying, the Construction Industry Federation has this year alone made 61 representations to Government. Irish Institutional

Property industry lobby groups have aggravated the housing problem – The Irish Times

The property industry and its army of lobbyists do a great job of bending the Government’s ear. Whether it’s the planning code, apartment standards, or help-to-buy schemes, they campaign vigorously behind the scenes. According to the State’s register of lobbying, the Construction Industry Federation has this year alone made 61 representations to Government. Irish Institutional