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No. 4 Saul’s Court, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar is for sale today at €165,000. It is a one-bedroomed apartment.
Apartments in Saul’s Court went on sale on 20 October 1999, starting at £170,000 (Irish pounds) / €215,856 (Euro).
In terms of inflation, the price today would be €298,742.
Adjusted for inflation, the one-roomed apartment in Saul’s Court stands […]
I was going through the annual reports of the Central Bank of Ireland there yesterday when I came across an article on fundamentals and non-fundamentals in the Irish housing market. The quote below spells out why the prices of assets, such as property, are not always set by supply and demand. Later on in the […]
I was walking back from ALDI in Wexford today when I passed by Charlton Heston Towers - so-called by my friend Donal as it looks like the film-set for a post-apocalyptic world.
Its real name is Stonebridge, and it’s on Pauls Quay. The block consists of 73 apartments over six floors. The penthouse apartment is […]
This is an image I’ve been using in talks these days.
It’s a breakdown of the estimated amount of vacant housing units and unfinished estates in Ireland today.
The amount of housing units within Nama is in the slice in the middle to the right.
Here’s a close-up:
Nama is land, hotels and commercial property. That’s where the […]
Djouce Meadow, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow, is on the Department of the Environment’s list of estates which are exempt from the household charge.
The exemption is because the estate is a category three or category four unfinished estate.
Despite this, despite the official recognition that the estate is at present unfit for purpose, the houses are not only […]
[Photo from Research Design Group]
The following list is compiled from data taken from the Household Charge FAQs. It is of housing estates which fall into category three and four of unfinished housing estates, and as such are exempt from the household charge.
These are estates which are effectively failed estates, but in which people are forced […]
[From Solidarity Books]
Solidarity Books is pleased to present a talk and book launch by Conor McCabe (of the blog “Dublin Opinion) on his new book, “Sins of the Father”.
The talk, which will be on the general thesis of the book – tracing the decisions that shaped the Irish economy over the last eight decades and […]
[Charlie Weston has an article today in the Irish Independent where he talks about the myth of home ownership in Ireland. It is based on part of the housing chapter in Sins of the Father.
Here is an article I wrote for Look Left last year, Summer 2010, which deals with this issue in more […]
I’m going through my notes at the moment, and just came across this article from the Irish Times where Dr. Brian Lucey of TCD lays out his analysis as to why there will not be a property crash in Ireland - ‘because growth in house prices in recent years was not out of line […]