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# homes - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Pearse Doherty: Sinn Féin is committed to abolishing the property tax

After the rejection of Sinn Féin’s bill to repeal property tax legislation last night, Pease Doherty writes that the tax could be the tipping point for families across the state.

# homes - Friday 31 May, 2013

Poll: Did you register to pay the property tax? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did you register to pay the property tax?

The deadline has come and gone but did you register to pay the new tax?

# homes - Monday 27 May, 2013

40 hours to go until property tax deadline

Around 1.1 million homeowners have so far paid the charge.

# homes - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Watchdog to inspect disability centres for the first time

There are around 9,500 people living in residential centres around the country – and this is the first time the centres will be subject to independent scrutiny.

# homes - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Property prices are still falling, according to latest CSO data

The average Irish home dropped in value by 0.5 per cent in March, with Dublin homes doing best and apartments faring worst.

# homes - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Dublin property market showing signs of stabilisation - reports

Meanwhile, house prices nationally were down 1.8 per cent in Q1 2013, says.

# homes - Saturday 16 March, 2013

579 people pay the property tax in its first week

Figures released by the Revenue also show there were more than 600,000 hits on its new website to calculate property tax.

# homes - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Cork towns and homes asked to host... marching bands

Towns and districts of Cork are being asked to host one marching band in their locality during Rebel Week.

# homes - Monday 4 February, 2013

Fewer than 8,500 houses built in Ireland last year

Here is the table to show you how many houses were built in your county last year.

# homes - Saturday 26 January, 2013

New York City extols virtues of small apartments Living Space This post contains images

New York City extols virtues of small apartments

Population of NYC is due to grow by 600,000 inhabitants by 2030 – and new ‘state-of-the-art’ but tiny apartments are deemed to be one way of easing the squash.

# homes - Saturday 19 January, 2013

You asked, we answered: What you wanted to know about the property tax

We asked readers to submit questions they had about the property tax last weekend. You responded with a number of queries and here are the answers…

# homes - Thursday 20 December, 2012

81 per cent of households now have internet access

The figures from the CSO also show that 19 per cent of unemployed people have never used the internet.

# homes - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Up to €50m in bank loans and levies to pay for repair of pyrite homes

Environment Minister Phil Hogan has announced the setting up of the Pyrite Resolution Board which will aim to give thousands of homeowners by the issue a long-awaited resolution.

# homes - Friday 14 December, 2012

Germany sees property boom as people seek security

House prices are booming as people seek stability as a consequence of the European debt crisis.

# homes - Thursday 13 December, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# homes - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# homes - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Taoiseach: Property tax is "both progressive and fair"

Kenny said this budget would probably be the most challenging in the life of this government.

Mortgage interest relief to end - but first time buyers exempt from property tax until 2016

The mortgage relief measure introduced in last year’s Budget will come to an end this month.

Property tax: Here's what you need to know

Michael Noonan has revealed all the details of the property tax which is to be introduced from 1 July 2013.

# homes - Sunday 2 December, 2012

After more than 15 years, plans for O'Devaney Gardens officially scrapped

O’Devaney Gardens was supposed to be a model for fixing an area plagued with problems – but it all went wrong.

# homes - Friday 30 November, 2012

Loans to Irish households remained low in October - Central Bank

Newly-released figures from the Central Bank indicate lending for house purchase was down 1.9 per cent on an annual basis in October.

# homes - Monday 5 November, 2012

New York schools to reopen - but freezing weather brings new risks

Tens of thousands of people whose homes were destroyed or damaged by superstorm Sandy now need to find somewhere to live – and temperatures are plunging dramatically.

# homes - Friday 5 October, 2012

11 places to visit during Open House Dublin

Access a building that normally isn’t open to the public during this free event, which takes place from today until Sunday.

# homes - Monday 1 October, 2012

One in three fear losing their homes - report

The figures were released by homeless charity the Simon Community.

House prices are still falling - except for South County Dublin

The average asking price for a house in Ireland is now €167,000 – down by 54 per cent since the peak of the boom.

# homes - Sunday 30 September, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added meerkat

The things we learned, loved and shared today.

# homes - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are 9 things to know as you start your day…

More immigrants buying homes in Ireland than ever before

Around 7 per cent of immigrants in Ireland now has a mortgage, compared to around 14 per cent of Irish-born people.

# homes - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Dogs find new homes thanks to adoptathon

The lucky dogs included Diesel (pictured), who went to his forever home on Sunday.

# homes - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Department: Up to Revenue to decide how property tax is paid

Though ministers will decide how the tax rate will be decided, it’s up to Revenue to see whether it may be deducted with PAYE.

# homes - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Property Tax introduction report 'will be considered by Govt in due course'

Recent updates to Ireland’s Memorandum of Understanding have shown plans to introduce the tax in Budget 2013.

# homes - Friday 24 August, 2012

Column: Pretending this mortgage crisis isn't happening won't make it go away

One in ten people who have a mortgage in Ireland are struggling to pay it off. Where is the urgency in solving this epidemic, asks Noeline Blackwell.

# homes - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Mortgage arrears in Ireland rise to highest level yet

New figures from the Central Bank illustrate the deepening mortgage crisis in Ireland with almost 130,000 in arrears.

# homes - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Column: We fetishise home ownership – but why stigmatise social housing?

Some suggest that social housing is an undesirable element, writes Donal McManus. But what does that say about us as a society?

# homes - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Ant callouts 20 per cent higher this year

Rentokil has reported a 20 per cent increase in call-outs about ant infestations, with numbers of both red ants and common black garden ants on the rise.

# homes - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

1.65 per cent of septic tanks registered within first four weeks

The number of registrations for mandatory inspections remains low, almost a month into the special €5 window.

Pyrite: There are 'legal and moral responsibilities'

The chairman of the pyrite panel made the comment at an Oireachtas committee meeting this afternoon.

What is the cost of repairing pyrite-damaged homes?

The subject will be discussed today when the government’s pyrite panel takes part in an Oireachtas committee meeting.

# homes - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Over 10,000 homes could harbour unidentified pyrite problems

A new report commissioned by the government has revealed the extent of the problem in estate across five local authority areas.

# homes - Monday 16 July, 2012

Pyrite bill to be introduced next week

The new bill would give homeowners more time to bring a case about pyrite in their homes to court.