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#Homes

# homes - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

People are paying an extra €61,000 to live near a Luas stop

Buyers are now paying an average of €446,000 for a property close to a Luas stop in Dublin.

# homes - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Dundrum, Skerries, Cork docklands and Mullingar: New Land Development Agency plans to build thousands of houses

Under the new plan, 10% of the public land identified for housing must be used for social housing and 30% for affordable housing.

# homes - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

House prices in Dublin up by 6.5% in the last year

As a whole, residential property prices at a national level have increased by 10% in the 12 months to July.

# homes - Friday 31 August, 2018

Ulster Bank sold mortgages to vulture fund despite offer to buy loans for mortgage to rent

The vulture fund that bought the loans has confirmed it is not currently putting forward cases for this scheme.

# homes - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Storm Emma caused higher levels of mortgage arrears as customers missed in-branch payments

The number of accounts in arrears over 720 days has fallen but these cases still account for 41% of all accounts in arrears.

# homes - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Many mortgage rates are being cut - but the sector needs 'careful monitoring'

Incomes are not rising to match lending.

# homes - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Even PTSB customers who are meeting revised loan terms will have mortgages sold to vulture funds

Executives blamed the European regulator for the classification of these loans as non-performing.

# homes - Sunday 4 February, 2018

ALL PARTIES IN a case that involves two of Ireland’s biggest building companies clashing over pyrite should ensure remediation is paid to affected homeowners, the High Court has heard.

Ballymore Group is pursuing a case against a subsidiary of Ireland’s largest building materials company, CRH.

Ballymore was founded by Sean Mulryan, one of Ireland’s best-known developers, and has led the development of a slew of major housing projects across the country.

The case relates to one of the company’s developments at Portmarnock in county Dublin, called Drumnigh Wood. There are 145 houses in the development, which was built in 2007, and the court heard that pyrite has manifested in around 50 houses.

Some properties were sold for more than €1 million.

About 30 homeowners have taken legal proceedings against Ballymore, which in turn has taken legal action against CRH subsidiary Roadstone and two other companies, Murphy Concrete Manufacturing and William Miley.

Ballymore claims that the trio supplied materials that was responsible for the presence of pyrite in homes it developed in Drumnigh Wood.

pyrite cracks credit Riggsdoes youtube Pyrite in a house Source: Riggsdoes/Youtube

The court heard that most of the concrete for the development was supplied by Roadstone, with a smaller amount supplied by Murphy Concrete. Proceedings were first filed more than two years ago.

Remediation

Ms Justice Deirdre Murphy said that all the parties in the case should ensure that suitable remediation is paid to any affected homeowners if necessary. She said that the court proceedings could then decide who has the final liability.

“It is in all of your interest that if there is damage that you should all get together and find who is liable,” she said.

“All three parties should decide whether remediation is necessary and then find who is liable in the proceedings. All the parties could get together to sort it out, (but) I leave that matter with you.”

Justice Murphy said several times that it is not desirable for the case to be delayed, noting that proceedings have already lasted for more than two years.

She said that the case should be a straightforward one in terms of pleadings, although she acknowledged that proving liability could be very complex.

The case was adjourned and will be heard again in March.

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Written by Paul O’Donoghue and posted on Fora.ie

# homes - Saturday 27 January, 2018

'They know the gun is to the head': Vexatious objectors are delaying the construction of new homes

The head of the Construction Federation of Ireland said developers are paying objectors up to €10,000 to make their objections go away.

# homes - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'They have nowhere else': Sierra Leone mudslide victims move back to homes in danger zone

The August mudslide killed more than 1,000 people and there are fears for another landslide in the next rainy season.

# homes - Thursday 14 December, 2017

10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears

The number of mortgages behind on payments has dropped since the depths of the recession.

# homes - Thursday 16 November, 2017

This Irish castle can be yours - for just €13.5 million

A grand little starter home.

# homes - Friday 27 October, 2017

Murphy hails 'progress' housing people but numbers in emergency accommodation hit record levels

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin called Murphy’s bullishness “spin”.

# homes - Thursday 19 October, 2017

The man who pioneered a solution to homelessness: Give people homes

Dr Sam Tsemberis is the pioneer of housing first – which takes rough sleepers of the streets and gives them homes.

# homes - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Ireland will need 550,000 more homes and 660,000 more jobs for extra 1 million people by 2040

From today until 3 November, the public can make written submissions on the government’s national planning framework.

# homes - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Smart meters to be rolled out across Ireland in 2019 - a year later than anticipated

All old electricity meters are to be replaced in what’s described as a ‘once-in-a-generation’ project.

# homes - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Only one Irish county has an average house price under €100,000

The CSO’s property price index shows that house prices have risen sharply in the past year.

# homes - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Norris lets rip on vulture funds: 'Why were they allowed into this country?'

Speaking about his new Housing Co-op Bill, Norris said people appear to have forgotten that “eviction” is a dirty word in Ireland.

# homes - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said this team works with experienced staff within the department, key agencies, local authorities and the construction sector.

# homes - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

There are only three Irish counties where the average house price is under €100,000

The CSO’s property price index shows that house prices have risen sharply in the past year.

# homes - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Tracker mortgages: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper rates

A new report states that 9,900 impacted customer accounts have now been identified by lenders.

# homes - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Hospitals still owned by the Catholic Church should be handed over to the State, says Micheál Martin

He also described what happened to mother and baby home survivors as” unchristian cruelty”.

# homes - Friday 6 January, 2017

Nama has identified nearly 7,000 homes for social housing - but only 2,748 have been taken

That is according to the agency’s annual report, published yesterday.

# homes - Monday 17 October, 2016

Buyers are snapping up new homes in the town once dubbed Ireland's first ghost town

The first phase of a 177 new home development in Adamstown was launched this weekend.

# homes - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Online searches for new homes surge after Budget announcement

Interest in new homes was greatest in the Dublin area, along with the Dublin commuter counties, said one property website.

# homes - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Poll: Should first-time buyers get a government grant? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should first-time buyers get a government grant?

Plans to tackle the housing crisis include a scheme to help first-time buyers.

# homes - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Coveney to miss 100-day housing plan deadline as 'people are not focused on work in August'

The new housing minister said it would be published directly after the deadline, with work to commence in September.

# homes - Monday 23 May, 2016

Should the government buy houses back from vulture funds? The public is split

The master of the High Court said it could work as one of the solutions to the housing crisis.

# homes - Friday 11 March, 2016

Cash, jewellery and GPS trackers seized in raids targeting Kinahan cartel

The operation began this morning.

# homes - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Proposals for more modular housing sites announced - here's where they are

Fingal and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown councils have put forward the proposals.

# homes - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Nama is putting €1.9 billion into building in Dublin's Docklands

And €5.6 billion into building loads of houses.

# homes - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Fairy lights could be slowing down your broadband, watchdog warns

Other household items that were flagged as slowing down wifi were microwave ovens, baby monitors and lamps.

# homes - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Plans for modular housing slammed as building actual houses would be cheaper

The department has said it is building houses but it will be two years before they come on stream and this is the solution in the meantime.

# homes - Monday 16 November, 2015

Homeowners who bought in the boom shell out €6,000 more a year for their mortgages

Homeowners who bought in the boom shell out €6,000 more a year for their mortgages

The difference in mortgage repayments is almost 66%.

# homes - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Nama to build 80 new homes a week over next five years

Most of these will be houses and there will be a focus on starter homes.

# homes - Monday 28 September, 2015

How many empty council houses are there in your county?

There are 2,600 countrywide.

# homes - Monday 21 September, 2015

Three 20-something entrepreneurs just launched an Airbnb for refugees

The website operates pretty much like Airbnb. People, called “heroes”, offer up spare rooms in their homes for refugees to temporarily stay in.

# homes - Saturday 12 September, 2015

What's it like to live "off the grid"?

This couple found out.

# homes - Friday 28 August, 2015

# homes - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

House prices went up again last month and they’re not stopping

But the rate of property price increases is slowing.

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