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Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

10 hours ago 8,356 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Senior Kinahan gang member, his wife and mistress laundered cash through Spanish property and a wedding
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Senior Kinahan gang member, his wife and mistress laundered cash through Spanish property and a wedding

15 hours ago 22,192 Views 0 Comments

Declan ‘Mr Nobody’ Brady, his wife Deirdre Brady and his mistress Erika Lukacs appeared at the Special Criminal Court today.

"Full proof of funds": Estate agent asks potential buyers for detailed financial information before house viewings
# Savills
# Savills

"Full proof of funds": Estate agent asks potential buyers for detailed financial information before house viewings

14 hours ago 49,314 Views 70 Comments

Savills asked viewers for ‘evidence of savings’ or mortgage approval in principle documents including full amounts.

State on a go-slow in moving primary education from majority Catholic grip
# LOSING FAITH
# LOSING FAITH

State on a go-slow in moving primary education from majority Catholic grip

18 hours ago 35,522 Views 39 Comments
  • In this first of a two-part deep dive into the promised creation of better educational choice, Peter McGuire finds a process in paralysis.
  • Just 13 multi-denominational schools have been established under divestment Catholic schools in the past 8 years.
  • Completed reports and surveys on school patronage lie unpublished while the Department continues to meet with the Irish Episcopal Conference every month.
Doctors displeased with some 'alarming' terms in draft Sláintecare consultant contract
# Contract
# Contract

Doctors displeased with some 'alarming' terms in draft Sláintecare consultant contract

Mon 12:05 AM 30,266 Views 47 Comments
  • A Sláintecare public hospital consultant contract was firmed up on 31 May.
  • Doctors have criticised some of the terms in the draft contract.
  • The Irish Hospital Consultants Association is seeking "urgent" negotiations, writes Orla Dwyer.
G7 countries pledge to provide one billion Covid-19 vaccinations
# G7 Summit
# G7 Summit

G7 countries pledge to provide one billion Covid-19 vaccinations

Sun 2:53 PM 7,192 Views 9 Comments

But the pledge on vaccines for poorer nations fell drastically short of the 11 billion doses that campaigners say are needed.

Three-bed family homes in new Portlaoise development from €265k
# Lake Way
# Lake Way

Three-bed family homes in new Portlaoise development from €265k

Thu 3:55 PM 1,533 Views 0 Comments

Lake Way comprises semi-detached and terraced properties.

4 of a kind: Homes with swimming pools perfect for a summer's day
# 4 Of A Kind
# 4 Of A Kind

4 of a kind: Homes with swimming pools perfect for a summer's day

Thu 3:53 PM 10,094 Views 0 Comments

From a two-bed with a shared pool in Dublin 8 to a five-bed in Co Kildare.

Price comparison: What will €320,000 buy me around Kildare?
# Price Comparison
# Price Comparison

Price comparison: What will €320,000 buy me around Kildare?

Thu 3:54 PM 9,592 Views 0 Comments

Including a a spacious Newbridge four-bed and a one-bed duplex on the grounds of The K Club.

Garda appears in court accused of sexual assault and coercive control of ex-girlfriend
# Courts
# Courts

Garda appears in court accused of sexual assault and coercive control of ex-girlfriend

Thu 4:58 PM 35,051 Views 0 Comments

The officer, who is in his early 40s, and cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested yesterday.

INLA crackdown: Nine arrested, drugs and cash seized across two days of cross-border raids

INLA crackdown: Nine arrested, drugs and cash seized across two days of cross-border raids

Thu 4:49 PM 13,672 Views 13 Comments

The arrests were made today and yesterday.

Hotel near G7 summit site evacuated over suspicious package
# Cornwall
# Cornwall

Hotel near G7 summit site evacuated over suspicious package

Thu 7:12 AM 8,893 Views 3 Comments

The hotel is in Falmouth, base for the world’s media covering the G7 summit

Over 1,400 people waiting for drinkable tap water for more than three months
# Testing The Waters
# Testing The Waters

Over 1,400 people waiting for drinkable tap water for more than three months

Thu 12:01 AM 11,796 Views 20 Comments
  • Almost 900 people across eight locations have boil water notices in place for a year or more, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform
  • Over the past two years, 50 boil water and 10 do not consume notices were in place for more than a month
  • Water supply is impacting housing, with 42 houses refused permission in Paulstown, Co Kilkenny recently
Mica scandal: Minister says devastation of homeowners 'not being ignored' by government
# Grants
# Grants

Mica scandal: Minister says devastation of homeowners 'not being ignored' by government

Wed 8:24 PM 22,539 Views 33 Comments

Cabinet was told today that 433 people in Donegal have engaged with the scheme so far.

Poll: Which political party do you trust most to deliver on housing?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Poll: Which political party do you trust most to deliver on housing?

Wed 8:00 PM 53,121 Views 116 Comments

As the country emerges from the pandemic, housing is once again the core issue facing the electorate.

Alan Kelly says Ivana Bacik will 'cycle through two extremes' to take by-election seat
# Dublin Bay South
# Dublin Bay South

Alan Kelly says Ivana Bacik will 'cycle through two extremes' to take by-election seat

Wed 5:30 PM 20,046 Views 43 Comments

Kelly said that Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are trying to present the race as “a dichotomy”.

Green light for €160m student accommodation in south Dublin despite political support for locals' concerns
# Goatstown
# Goatstown

Green light for €160m student accommodation in south Dublin despite political support for locals' concerns

Jun 8th 2021, 6:28 PM 24,841 Views 22 Comments

The site is 850 metres from UCD.

A constitutional right to housing has expressive value but would it force government to act?
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

A constitutional right to housing has expressive value but would it force government to act?

Jun 8th 2021, 8:00 AM 10,805 Views 45 Comments
  • On Friday Fianna Fáil senators brought forward a private members’ motion to amend the constitution "to ensure that every citizen has the right to housing."
  • More than six out of 10 Irish people believe the right to housing should be enshrined in the Constitution.
  • But is it a replacement for aggressive legislative action?
Council to take €250,000 loss on Dublin property it bought just four years ago
# Dublin
# Dublin

Council to take €250,000 loss on Dublin property it bought just four years ago

Jun 6th 2021, 3:54 PM 55,956 Views 31 Comments

Though commercial property prices have generally risen since then, the council says the condition of the property has deteriorated.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Jun 6th 2021, 7:59 PM 14,770 Views 2 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

At least 16 dead and a quarter of a million homeless after floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

At least 16 dead and a quarter of a million homeless after floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka

Updated Jun 6th 2021, 7:42 PM 16,087 Views 6 Comments

There were heavy downpours in ten out of the country’s 25 districts.

Man charged with assault on mother in West Cork
# Innishannon
# Innishannon

Man charged with assault on mother in West Cork

Jun 6th 2021, 8:28 PM 32,481 Views 0 Comments

The court heard Gearoid Coughlan had been under psychiatric care for some time.

Tensions, taunts and how trade is at the heart of it all: What we learned about Ireland and China’s relationship
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Tensions, taunts and how trade is at the heart of it all: What we learned about Ireland and China’s relationship

Jun 6th 2021, 7:00 PM 13,882 Views 24 Comments

For the past few weeks, The Good Information Project has been looking at the future of Ireland’s relationship with China.

Simon Coveney: ‘Calls to expel Israeli ambassador make no sense - issues get resolved by negotiation’
# Minister For Foreign Affairs
# Minister For Foreign Affairs

Simon Coveney: ‘Calls to expel Israeli ambassador make no sense - issues get resolved by negotiation’

Jun 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,269 Views 47 Comments

What did Ireland do with its UN Security Council seat in the 11 days that violence erupted between Israel and Hamas?

Second night of protests in Minneapolis over fatal shooting of man by US marshals
# Minnesota
# Minnesota

Second night of protests in Minneapolis over fatal shooting of man by US marshals

Jun 5th 2021, 12:17 PM 25,587 Views 24 Comments

Winston Boogie Smith Jr died on Thursday night in Minneapolis.

Fianna Fáil bringing motion to establish constitutional right to housing
# Homes
# Homes

Fianna Fáil bringing motion to establish constitutional right to housing

Jun 4th 2021, 3:48 PM 15,884 Views 58 Comments

It would amend Article 43 of the Constitution, which covers private property rights.

Explainer: What will the changes to the Local Property Tax mean for your yearly bill?
# Valuation Once Again
# Valuation Once Again

Explainer: What will the changes to the Local Property Tax mean for your yearly bill?

Jun 2nd 2021, 10:00 PM 35,650 Views 32 Comments
  • Owners of homes built since 2013 will be brought into the LPT net
  • Just over a third of people will see an increased charge, over half will see no change
  • The bands have been widened to account for surging house prices
Second witness tells jury that teenager was 'brandishing' knife during argument outside Cork house party
# Court
# Court

Second witness tells jury that teenager was 'brandishing' knife during argument outside Cork house party

Jun 4th 2021, 7:21 PM 12,197 Views 0 Comments

The trial into the murder of college student Cameron Blair continued today.

The extra bins and portable loos have arrived - but business owners in Dublin say long-term solution needed
# Sin Bin
# Sin Bin

The extra bins and portable loos have arrived - but business owners in Dublin say long-term solution needed

Jun 4th 2021, 2:38 PM 24,305 Views 43 Comments
  • Dublin City Council have started to install portaloos and additional bins in the city
  • Large crowds of people have been gathering in town recently
  • Local business owners say a more permanent solution is needed
Here are the new Local Property Tax bands
# LPT
# LPT

Here are the new Local Property Tax bands

Jun 2nd 2021, 11:25 AM 136,601 Views 123 Comments

Most of those who face an increase in the tax will pay an extra €90 per year, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said.

Local property tax surcharge for vacant properties under consideration as system set to be overhauled
# Housing
# Housing

Local property tax surcharge for vacant properties under consideration as system set to be overhauled

Jun 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 31,721 Views 82 Comments

The majority of homeowners will see a €90 increase in their tax bill next year.

Price comparison: What will €450,000 buy me around Clare?
# Price Comparison
# Price Comparison

Price comparison: What will €450,000 buy me around Clare?

Jun 3rd 2021, 3:27 PM 8,997 Views 0 Comments

Including a four-bed with countryside views and a five-bed in Ennis.

Last two properties at luxury south Dublin development with a historic heart
# St Paul's Square
# St Paul's Square

Last two properties at luxury south Dublin development with a historic heart

Jun 3rd 2021, 3:28 PM 3,982 Views 0 Comments

St Paul’s Square is located around the former St Paul’s Parochial Hall in Glenageary.

Wake up to breathtaking views from this Ring of Kerry retreat - yours for €360k
# Dream Home
# Dream Home

Wake up to breathtaking views from this Ring of Kerry retreat - yours for €360k

Jun 3rd 2021, 3:26 PM 33,464 Views 4 Comments

Dina’s Cottage includes a three-bed house and a one-bed guest cottage.

4 of a kind: Stylish homes a short hop from the beach
# 4 Of A Kind
# 4 Of A Kind

4 of a kind: Stylish homes a short hop from the beach

Jun 3rd 2021, 3:27 PM 15,594 Views 0 Comments

From a two-bed apartment in Dalkey to a five-bed in Sligo.

People who have bought new homes since 2013 will now have to pay property tax
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

People who have bought new homes since 2013 will now have to pay property tax

Updated Jun 1st 2021, 5:07 PM 62,117 Views 84 Comments

Bills will be sent to peoples’ homes early next year.

The government could help solve the housing crisis if it borrowed several billion euro, says ESRI
# Solutions
# Solutions

The government could help solve the housing crisis if it borrowed several billion euro, says ESRI

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:00 AM 14,012 Views 62 Comments

Ireland faces another decade of rising prices and rents unless the government spends money building homes, the ESRI says.

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