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# residential - Friday 4 August, 2017

Residents evacuated after fire engulfs one of Dubai's tallest skyscrapers

It is the second time that The Torch has suffered a huge fire in recent years.

# residential - Thursday 8 September, 2016

Construction begins on top of the range €100 million Dublin office building

‘The Reflector’, as it is known, will eventually provide space for more than 1,000 employees.

# residential - Thursday 10 September, 2015

This week’s vital property news: A major property auction and Longford gets a holiday resort Shovel Ready This post contains images

This week’s vital property news: A major property auction and Longford gets a holiday resort

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

# residential - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

House prices were up a whopping 16.3% in Ireland at the end of 2014...

… giving us easily the largest increases seen across the EU last year.

# residential - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Here are some of Dublin's most impressive empty houses

A report released by Dublin City Council has identified sites suitable for renovation.

# residential - Friday 21 November, 2014

South Dublin County Council will NOT be charging for child safety signs

Previously residents were required to pay €200 for a sign and pole and €120 for just the sign.

# residential - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Man tasered as 4 arrested on Islamist-related terror offences

The men have all been taken to police stations in central London.

# residential - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Nama's transformation from the world's biggest landowner to Ireland's biggest landlord

Nama has taken on a host of new objectives – it looks like a sensible move now, but will it work out?

# residential - Monday 14 July, 2014

Construction activity remains "robust" in tenth month of growth

The rate has slowed slightly in the past couple of months but remains strong according to an index by Ulster Bank.

# residential - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

House, apartment prices up 10.6% nationally in year to May

Latest CSO figures show residential property prices rose 22% in Dublin since May 2013.

# residential - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Number of people looking for planning permission and building homes is on the rise

There were 3,524 residential construction projects started in the first four months of 2014 compared with 1,517 for the same period in 2013.

# residential - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Here's how many houses the banks have repossessed so far this year

New data from the Central Bank also show mortgage arrears declining, although long term problems remain.

# residential - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

42 prosecutions over substandard housing in Dublin city

Dublin City Council has a team of inspectors visiting rented accommodation on the North Circular Road.

# residential - Monday 24 February, 2014

Plan to target land-hoarders could create tens of thousands of jobs

A plan to impose a harsh levy on developers hanging on to prime land is being considered by Cabinet. It’s hoped the measure could help boost the supply of family homes, particularly in Dublin.

# residential - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Dublin driving continued growth of property prices

House prices across Ireland rose by 2.3 per cent over the last year with Dublin achieving growth levels of 8 per cent.

# residential - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Pics: Plane crashes into houses, four found dead

The propeller-driven plane struck two small homes near Tweed New Haven Airport in Connecticut, USA. The victims have not yet been identified.

# residential - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Property prices are now half the price they were in 2007

However, the CSO figures show that for the first time in five years property prices are up.

# residential - Monday 1 July, 2013

Poll: What do you think about house prices rising? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What do you think about house prices rising?

Asking prices for homes in parts of Dublin have risen by up to 12 per cent over the past year – but is this a good thing?

Again? House prices in parts of Dublin jump by 12%

Two separate reports into house prices have found prices are still dropping around the country – except in Dublin.

# residential - Monday 27 May, 2013

40 hours to go until property tax deadline

Around 1.1 million homeowners have so far paid the charge.

# residential - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Pipe bomb partially explodes on residential street in Belfast

Police said the people responsible for the device showed a complete disregard for the safety of the local community.

# residential - Thursday 16 May, 2013

30,000 people a day are sending in property tax returns

With less than two weeks to go until the final deadline for paying the property tax, the number of people paying has increased…

# residential - 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.

# residential - Monday 25 March, 2013

Revenue property tax website cost just under €50,000, says Noonan

Latest figures from Revenue show just over 7,000 people have paid the property tax in its first fortnight.

# residential - 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.

# residential - Monday 1 October, 2012

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.

# residential - Sunday 30 September, 2012

At last: Long-awaited register of property prices in Ireland is here, which provides detailed information on residential property prices in Ireland, was launched this afternoon.

# residential - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Bears break into sweet shop, cars searching for food amid US drought Bears This post contains videos

Bears break into sweet shop, cars searching for food amid US drought

An exceptionally dry summer has depleted bears’ usual food supplies of berries and vegetation – pushing them further into residential areas.

# residential - Friday 25 May, 2012

10 per cent of Irish mortgages are in arrears says Central Bank

1 in 10 mortgage holders are at least three months behind with repayments according to the new figures.

# residential - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

More than one million have not yet paid the household charge

Just over 31,000 payments were made in the past day – a slight decrease on the previous 24 hours.

# residential - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Approved planning permission for homes almost halved in one year

CSO data on planning permission for dwelling units shows a drop of 45.9 per cent between Q3 2010 and the same period of 2011.

# residential - Monday 20 June, 2011

NATO says "weapons system failure" killed Libyan civilians Libya This post contains videos

NATO says "weapons system failure" killed Libyan civilians

Two children were among nine people killed by an airstrike which NATO says went astray.

# residential - Friday 20 May, 2011

Nearly 50,000 residential mortgages in arrears of three months or more

However, the Central Bank says new measures to make mortgage lenders help customers make more manageable arrangements for repayments are in force.