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This week’s vital property news: Caravans in gardens and building a new children's hospital

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.
Aug 14th 2015, 12:30 AM 3,814 1

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THIS WEEK THERE was some unwelcome news for those that rent out rooms with Airbnb.

There was also progress with the planning permission for the new National Children’s Hospital on the St James’s Hospital campus in Dublin.

Here is all the week’s property news.

The Big Movers

National Children’s Hospital  

This week planning permission was submitted to An Bord Pleanala for building the new National Children’s Hospital on the St James’s Hospital campus site.

If approval is given for the building then the facility could be up and running within five years. Constructing the hospital has been priced at €650 million.

Plans for the hospital show that it will be seven storeys at its highest point, with 384 in-patient beds and a therapeutic roof garden for its child patients.

The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said that he is expecting objections to be made about the building, but that, “there is also a huge amount of support behind it”.

new children's hospital How the new hospital might look


A public meeting was held on Tuesday for people who act as hosts with Airbnb.

The company was holding an information session about the fact that it will be handing over information to the Revenue Commissioners about earnings since May 2014.

It has said that it is legally obliged to provide the information to the Office of the Revenue Commissioners as its non-US base is situated in Ireland. It has been reported that hosts are not happy with this development and voiced their opposition to it.

Under Construction

Des Res

This week Business Insider is reporting on Rupert Murdoch’s New York property that has come onto the market for $28.9 million (€26 million). The property had originally functioned as a bed and breakfast but has been converted into a mansion by the media mogul .

All pictures Dolly Lenz Real Estate 

And Finally…

This week The Guardian has taken a look at one artist’s rather interesting take on Tokyo. The Japanese capital is renowned for its ubiquitous advertising, and in his work, Nicolas Damiens has stripped all of it away.

no billboards Source: Nicolas Damiens

Read: Airbnb meets hosts after telling the tax man about them

Also: The biggest residential yacht in the world has been paying a visit to Dublin

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