Brian Dempsey

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Latest figures from the CSO show that rate of price increases slowed to 7.1 per cent nationally in November, and as low as 3.9 per cent in some parts of Dublin. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Last autumn, four houses that I pass every day on the way to school with my children came on the market. Since then, one has been sale agreed since th(...)

 The larger homes, on roads in and around Grove Avenue and Stillorgan Grove, are also known for their large gardens. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Like many other areas of south Dublin, Stillorgan was very much a small village on the outskirts of the city, until large-scale building took place in(...)

The Jessbrook Equestrian Centre, built by convicted drug trafficker John Gilligan beside his home. Photograph: Alan Betson

Jessbrook, the former home of convicted criminal John Gilligan has been declared “sale agreed”, eight months after it went up for sale with what was s(...)

“Everything broke down 30 minutes after the technician left, and continued to do so at intervals,” one former Eir customer said.

Just what is going on at Eir? The story we carried last week about the shockingly bad customer service experienced by one of our readers who was tryin(...)

25 Park Drive, Ranelagh, D6. Down €25,000 to €950,000

It’s not just retailers who drop their prices over the Christmas holidays - estate agents do it too - in the hope that a discount will reignite intere(...)

Shankill Castle is said to be haunted internally by the ghost of Peter Aylward since around 1708. The Cope family have made a virtue of it through its annual Scarefest event

It’s the time of year when subscribers to the supernatural believe that the veil dividing our world from that of the spirit domain is at its thinnest.(...)

DNG partner Brian Dempsey was inaugurated as the new president of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers.  www.facebook.com/creativephotographyireland

At the recent IPAV conference in Powerscourt Hotel in Enniskerry, DNG partner Brian Dempsey was inaugurated as the new president of the members’ organ(...)

Japanese knotweed: the invasive plant species is devaluing properties substantially and costing home owners tens of thousands of euro to remedy. Photograph: Barry Batchelor

The rampant spread of an invasive plant species is devaluing properties substantially and costing home owners tens of thousands of euro to remedy. Jap(...)

1, Off-street parking If there is room to park a car in front of your home, it’s worth going through the planning hoops to get it as it could add “(...)

‘There is an element of how much you can save at the start, but that becomes a small part of it.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Before there were brewers with their industrial-scale productions and their slick marketing campaigns, there were home brewers. Some 5,000 year(...)