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# Developers

Last year
Opinion: 'Tánaiste, Fine Gael's housing policy only benefits developers & vulture funds'
The SocDem’s Cian O’Callaghan responds to comments on the housing crisis made by Leo Varadkar in The Journal.
All time
# o'rahilly house
Developers who demolished O'Rahilly House insisted it happened 'in accordance with all applicable laws'
That’s according to correspondence between the developers and Dublin City Council.
# Housing Crisis
Don't judge co-living on one planning application, says minister as proposals dubbed '21st century bedsits'
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said co-living is an ‘exciting’ choice for young workers.
# Housing Crisis
Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates
The Bill seeks an increase in the provision of social and affordable housing to 25% in private developments.
# Housing
Dozens of developers are fighting to keep their lands off the vacant sites list
The measure was set up to stop land hoarding and free up sites for housing.
# Building
Claims about bogus self-employment in construction 'grossly exaggerated'
The construction industry’s representative body did acknowledge a reluctance in contractors to directly employ workers and said the government needs to make this more attractive.
€6.5 million apartments: 'These aren't the types of homes we need'
The sale of a €6.5 million apartment in Ballsbridge makes good headlines, but is symbolic of the growing divide in Irish society, writes Senator Kevin Humphries.
# building and property
One of Ireland's biggest developers says it may never repay its €120m debt
Gannon Homes was founded by prominent Celtic Tiger builder Gerry Gannon.
# horgan's quay
Two major developers are teaming up to give Cork's quayside a €160m facelift
HQ Developments Limited have lodged plans to build eight new buildings on the banks of the River Lee.
# Priory Hall
The government will propose making builders a registered trade
Experts told a housing committee that developers were effectively “self-regulating”.
# i O U
Remember the developers who 'exited Nama'? Most paid less than half their debts
51 out of 505 debtors that exited Nama paid 10% or less of their debts.
# Changes
Could Apple's iMessage be making its way to Android?
When one major Apple event approaches, the rumours and speculation quickly follow.
# Pricey
Developers need more than €330,000 to build a single house in Dublin - here's why
The median asking price for three-bed homes in Dublin stands at €285,000 – and stocks are at record lows.
# keep waiting
Android doesn't look like it's any closer to solving its biggest problem
If you own a device that’s more than two year old, then the likelihood of it getting an update is looking slim.
# break the internet
One angry programmer almost broke the internet by deleting 11 lines of code
A strange case involving copyright lawyers, a developer and a look at how certain apps work.
# legacy
Longboat Quay residents will still have to find '€2 million' for repairs after final offer of help
The Authority said it would contribute some of the costs.
# shoe box
Surveyors welcome plans to make Dublin apartments even smaller
Council planning proposals would see the minimum size reduced by almost 20%.
# Banking Inquiry
Joan Burton to banking inquiry - "We would have let Anglo fail"
Labour’s current leader and former leader were in front of the banking inquiry this afternoon.
What happened at Google's biggest event of the year
It was a busy few hours where Google unveils its plans for the next year.
# No way
'I think it's an appalling idea': Joan Burton won't be happy if NAMA pays bonuses to developers
“I find it totally inappropriate.”
# NAMAland
Nama: Developers will not be paid "bonuses" but they may get financial rewards
Three developers are on over €200,000 from the state bad bank.
# new features
That Apple Watch you're eyeing up isn't going to be a standalone device
New guidelines for developers has revealed a number of details about the smartwatch including the fact you will need your iPhone to work it.
# Housing Crisis
Some councils are taking developer’s money instead of building social housing
Under the law, a developer can pay a levy in lieu of building social housing.
# Turned down
These are the reasons why most iPhone apps are rejected
Just in case you’re thinking of submitting one to the App Store in the near future.
# In Numbers
Trinity College, cannabis, and going to the dentist : The week in numbers
Plus: How many Irish people have travelled to Switzerland for an assisted suicide?
# arrested development
Developers owe local councils over €570 million
Development levies are used to offset the cost of developments to the public.
# app-ortunity
There are one million app jobs in Europe right now, and Apple is taking credit for half of them
The company says that just under 500,000 European jobs were directly attributable to the App Store.
# we're hiring
15 things every developer working in Ireland will understand
*searches Stack Overflow for the answer*
# To the wall
How many Nama debtors have gone bankrupt so far?
The vast majority of the bankruptcies have been in the UK.
# Announcements
With Google's developer conference coming up, here's what you should look out for
Smartwatches, Android in cars, smart homes, and driverless cars are all expected to feature at Google I/O’s keynote later this week.
# On the block
Nama is selling the biggest-ever portfolio of Dublin apartments for €160 million
A total of 761 apartments are on the block in the capital, but who’s in the running to buy them?
# new features
Apple takes on Dropbox and WhatsApp with iOS 8 and Mac OS updates
Among the many features announced by Apple, it revealed a new health monitoring service, a smart home operating system, a new cloud service, and opening up Touch ID to third-party developers.
# on the map
Ever wonder what the Irish gaming industry looks like today? This map will show you
Hands up those who knew Atari had a manufacturing plant in Tipperary during the late 70s/early 80s?
# Gambling
Sri Lanka says 'No' to casinos over prostitution fears
Australian gambling mogul James Packer is involved in the plans to build three super-luxury resorts, complete with casinos.
# Windows Phone
Microsoft releases Windows Phone 8.1 preview for developers*
*If you’re not a developer, there’s still a way to get your hands on it.
# Bad Bank
NAMA sells €5.4bn Northern Ireland loan book but won't disclose sale price
The loan portfolio, codenamed Project Eagle, has been sold to New York based investment firm Cerberus.
# only way is app
EU app boom saw developers make €17.5 billion in 2013
A new study from NUI Galway and GigaOM research predicts that EU app developers will make €63 billion in 2018.
# Money Money Money
Apple's App Store sales hits $10 billion in 2013
Consumers spent $1 billion in December alone, making it the store’s best month on record.
# distressed
No date for rescheduled property auction after protesters force cancellation
Allsop Space were forced to abandon the event this morning after a handful of demonstrators entered the venue and demanded it be called off.
# Developers
Property developers owe €750million in levies to local authorities
New figures released by Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan show that €312,483,594.87 is owed by long term debtors to local authorities.