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This week’s vital property news: House prices are on the rise nationwide... again

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

Source: Daft

THIS WEEK THE Daft.ie house price report was released and asking prices for houses in Ireland’s cities are on the up.

Meanwhile, the residents of Longboat Quay are considering taking legal action, there may be another development in Kildare with major fire safety problems, and Ireland’s biggest regional shopping centre is for sale.

Here is all the week’s property news.

The Big Movers

Longboat Quay apartments

Residents of the beleaguered apartment block in Longboat Quay have been told that the Dublin Docklands Development Authority will help with financial assistance for the €4 million needed to carry out the required works on the unsafe apartments, but they are still considering legal action against the Dublin Docklands Development Authority and the receiver if the financial offer does not improve.

Alan Kelly, the Minister for the Environment, has said that he believes other housing units will have construction problems too - including an estate in Kildare.

The Daft.ie house price report

According to the recently released Daft.ie house price report, housing prices are on the rise again. Ireland’s major urban centres all experienced increases in house prices, with prices in Limerick rising the most at an average of 7.7%.

Source: jmmcdgll via Flickr/CC

Under Construction

  • The occupation of a showhouse in Dublin by homeless families has ended but they say they’ll continue the fight against the lack of housing for people on low incomes.
  • Ireland’s biggest regional shopping centre is up for sale with a price tag of over €150 million.
  • The commercial court has ruled that ESB is 60% liable for flood damage to University College Cork following extensive flooding in November 2009.

Source: Anosmia via Flickr/CC

Des Res

The estate of Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, is putting his Californian estate on the market with proceeds from the sale going to charity. There are two houses on the property – one designed by modern architect Richard Neutra.

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All photos by Jim Bartsch/Marc Angeles

And Finally…

An exhibition of Irish architecture to promote and celebrate emerging Irish practices worldwide has opened at the Chicago Design Museum this week as part of the Chicago Architecture biennial. The exhibition, entitled New Horizon_architecture from Ireland, will run till 3 January 2016.

Read: This week’s vital property news: A drop in Dublin prices and controversy over fire-proofing

Also: Fancy a look around Ryan Tubridy’s house?

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