As Virus Eases, Ireland Sees Ghosts of 2008 Economic Crash (1) – Bloomberg Tax

Surrounded by largely empty offices, builders last month returned to Dublin’s tech district, known as Silicon Docks. Dressed in green vests and with new safety rules to comply with, workers raced to complete developments earmarked for Alphabet Inc.’s Google, just days after a navy coronavirus testing ship nearby left. Construction resumed even as the virus

1947 law may be used to tackle spate of house parties –

A 1947 law could be used to tackle lockdown house parties, it emerged last night, as the chief medical officer expressed concerns about such gatherings.Tony Holohan said while there has been a lot of focus on gatherings on beaches and parks, the organisation of house parties and the “unseen activity in ordinary houses” is a

Property body calls for extension of Help-to-Buy to secondhand homes – The Irish Times

The unprecedented economic impact of coronavirus and the challenge that presents to the residential property market has prompted a call for the help-to-buy scheme for first-time buyers to be extended to include second-hand homes. In a letter to the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers (IPAV), says there is

Covid-19 pandemic: Housing body calls on NI Executive and landlords to act now to avoid post-lockdown evictions spike –

The Chartered Institute of Housing NI has today published proposals aimed at avoiding a potentially disastrous spike in evictions once the current protections end. Governments and many landlords have put in place temporary measures to help tenants keep their homes in the current crisis. Sustaining people’s incomes through the furlough scheme and putting an effective

My legal life: Rebecca Cleal, Prettys Solicitors | Profile | Law Gazette – Law Gazette

I always knew that I wanted to be a lawyer from a very young age. I absolutely loved The Merchant of Venice when we studied it at school and I was fascinated by Portia’s character and how she used her legal skills to essentially save a man’s life. Nothing as dramatic has arisen in my

Fixer uppers: A step on the ladder or a money pit? –

The number of first-time buyers is falling year on year. Blame the Central Bank rules, blame lack of supply or high property prices or any one of the current market’s idiosyncrasies. But as a result, those wanting to get a foot on the ladder are having to think outside the box. he pandemic has helped

Appleton Property – property market update Covid 19 – A Kilcullen Diary

We opened our business ten years ago in August 2010, in what we thought would be the worst property year ever, writes Austin Egan of Appleton Property. Things could only get better from there. We were wrong, 2011 was even worse. We survived. We traded through the ups and downs of the recovery and got

UK firm Primary Healthcare Properties to spend €18m on Irish site –

UK firm Primary Healthcare Properties is to invest €18m in the construction of a new primary care centre in Arklow, Co Wicklow. Primary Healthcare, listed in London, said lease agreements for an initial 30-year term have been signed with the HSE and a local GP practice, which will relocate to the centre when it is

'No plans' to review co-living accommodation guidelines despite Covid-19 crisis, Murphy says –

Minister Eoghan Murphy at a press conference earlier this month. Image: Leon Farrell/ Minister Eoghan Murphy at a press conference earlier this month. Image: Leon Farrell/ MINISTER FOR HOUSING Eoghan Murphy has said there are “no plans” to review co-living settings in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Minister for Housing has been asked a

Mansion Global Daily: U.K. Demand May Be Short-Lived, New Home Sales in the U.S. Defy Dire Predictions and More – Mansion Global

Huge Jump in Demand for Homes in U.K. Expected to Be Short-Lived Online demand for homes in England grew 88% immediately following the real estate lockdown, according to Zoopla. Read More BY THE NUMBERS  TRENDING TODAY  LISTING OF THE DAY  Colorado Mountain Contemporary Designed by Hugh Newell Jacobsen The turnkey home is just a few