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This week's essential property news: The EC criticises the help-to-buy scheme

And a look inside Lena Dunham’s colourful home in Los Angeles.

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The Big Movers

The European Commission is critical of the Irish Government’s help-to-buy and rent cap schemes

The EC has criticised the Government’s help-to-buy scheme and the rent control measures introduced to curb increases in certain areas, which they say could be counterproductive, according to RTE. The Commission’s latest draft post-bailout review, pointed to the uncertainty around Brexit and the future activities of multinationals.

Over €200 million invested by EU bank to build 1,400 new social houses here

The European Investment Bank  yesterday confirmed support for record new investment in social housing that will house over 2,000 families across Ireland. It is expected that 1,400 new homes will be built and more than 700 properties upgraded in Dublin and across the country under the new initiative.

Fine Gael still wants to pursue ‘non-compliant’ households for water charges

The draft report by the Oireachtas committee looking at water has listed a number of options in relation to the refund of water charges. Fine Gael, Labour and the chairperson of the committee have stated there should be a charge for the excessive use of water.

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Under Construction

Des Res

Girls, the controversial New York series that made Lena Dunham famous, is currently in its final series. Have a peek inside her eclectic and colourful Los Angeles home in the video below.

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