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This week's vital property news: Ireland is one of the fastest growing property markets in the world

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

EVERY WEEK, WE bring you all the news you need to know about the property market.

The Big Movers

Landlords could face NCT-style checks on rental properties

The government is considering setting up a national inspection unit to ensure that rental properties are up to the proper standards. Housing charity Threshold, told TheJournal.ie that ‘standards and repairs’ is currently the single biggest issue that people contact them with.

Government not prepared to accept Moore Street’s status as a historic site

The government has decided to appeal the High Court ruling that declared part of Moore Street a 1916 battlefield site. The government will now bring its appeal to the Supreme Court.

Under Construction

2819616 Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

  • A PwC survey has discovered that almost two-thirds of construction companies are having difficulty recruiting skilled staff.
  • A Global Property Guide, as reported in The Irish Times, indicates that Ireland is the sixth fastest-growing property market in the world.
  • A nursing home in Kildare has been denied planning permission because of its “inappropriate architectural design”.

2814574 Source: Kildare County Council

Des Res

You might not be able to live under the sea a lá Ariel quite yet, but you can rent this Airbnb in Queensland and get a pretty good view of it.

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All images: Business Insider

And Finally…

Peter Casey, founder of  recruiting company Claddagh Resources, has said that it makes no sense for budding entrepreneurs to buy their own houses, arguing that the flexibility of moving to different markets when renting is immeasurably useful.

Read: This Victorian house in Clontarf is fit for royalty

Also: Fancy an eco roof garden with your house?

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