Auctioneers’ signs in Sandycove, Co Dublin. The four-decade long boom in house prices – apart from the short-lived decline after 2008 – coincides with a period of historically low interest rates. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s tempting to view the perennial calamity that is housing in Ireland as unique. Half a century of lousy, at times corrupt, planning has left us wit(...)

The Bank of Ireland headquarters sit in Dublin.

Bank of Ireland is preparing to scale back its operations in Northern Ireland significantly, though the business is set to escape being shuttered as a(...)

The overnight shift to people working from home last year ‘has led to a reordering of priorities’, according to  TJ Cronin, vice president of the SCSI. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Irish residential property prices, which remained resilient during the Covid-19 shock last year, are set to rise by an average of 4 per cent in 2021 a(...)

‘New homes construction numbers will surpass 2020 levels and are likely to hit 25,000 units in 2021, with many being bought by long-term investors rather than homeowners.’ File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Marian Finnegan, managing director residential, Sherry FitzGerald 2020 has been a perplexing year in terms of housing. The year began with a notable b(...)

Tenancy agreement and keys from home in a real estate agency.

What can a landlord do when a tenant, who signed a lease which states no subletting allowed, proceeds to do just that? It came to my notice some month(...)

As PV solar panels use direct or indirect sunlight to generate power, they generate power during the day but most electricity use for block common areas is in the evening or at night. Photograph: iStock

I own an apartment on the second floor of a two-storey block. I am about to start a renovation project and wondered about approaching the owners’ mana(...)

The actual exemption in respect of a shed is 25sq m. Photograph: iStock

I have a block-built shed (approx 35sq m in size ) at the end of my garden. It is old and crumbling with a leaky roof and unfortunately beyond repair.(...)

If  the agent erected and took down the sign, their public liability insurance must include this activity on their policy. Photograph: iStock

We recently purchased a terraced house and requested the removal of the ‘For Sale’ sign. The estate agents sent someone to remove it and when we exami(...)

A chartered geomatics surveyor can resolve issues of land ownership between neighbouring properties. Photograph: Getty Images

My deeds show my property runs to the far side of an old farm lane to the back of my house. My neighbour has cleared the lane and made a rough road ou(...)

Children may have a looser definition of the ‘peaceful enjoyment’ permitted in apartment common areas. File photograph: Getty

I live in a ground-floor apartment in a well-maintained development near Dublin. The development was built in 2003 and contains about 100 apartments a(...)

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