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[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 […]

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[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 […]

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[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 […]

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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 […]

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I broke my self-imposed ban on Irish media yesterday, mainly because of the events in the Dáil, but while I was scanning the Irish Times site I came across this article entitled: What’s a house worth now: does anyone know?
The blurb at the start said this:

With no national house price register available to help homeowners, […]

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Rialto Rights In Action - Telling It How It Is from DCTV on Vimeo.
[Thanks to Donnacha O’Briain for the link and information]

This video is the culmination of months of work carried out by residents in Dolphin House in collaboration with DCTV. The partnership started with a training process where residents were given camera classes in […]

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The average house price in Ireland at the end of March 2010 was €226,245.
This is about €23,000 lower than the average house price in 2004, and over €96,000 lower than the highest average yearly price, which was €322,634 in 2007.
We know that from 2005 to 2009 there were around 138,042 mortgages sold to […]

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It’s a godsend for the wealthy, a real haven.”
In March 1988 Ray McSharry reintroduced section twenty-three tax relief on rental properties. It was listed under section twenty-seven of the Finance Act but retained its name from 1981, when it was first introduced as a stimulus for investment in construction.
The Irish Times reported that the […]

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[Photo from ‘Darkest Dublin’ collection, RSAI]
I’m using so much of Ruth McManus‘ work for my chapter on 20th century Irish housing it’s embarrassing.
Her book, Dublin 1910-1940: Shaping the City and Suburbs (Four Courts Press, 2002) is in the public library system, and is available for purchase from Four Courts here.
I’m also drawing heavily […]

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I gave up on Irish journalism about 18 months ago, just after the 2008 bank guarantee scheme and the December budget of that year. And while this has done my blood pressure no end of good - it’s not the news that drives me mad, it’s the inane analysis - it also means that I […]

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