Dublin rental prices now €500-a-month higher than boom time

18.08.2018

Rents across the country have risen for the ninth consecutive quarter, with the Dublin average now €500 above the boomtime figure according to Daft.ie. The latest quarterly bulletin from the property website paints a national picture of rents increasing across every county in the past year, the largest jump being over 20% in Limerick city. […]

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Man cleared of unlawfully obtaining €29,000 in social welfare payments

14.08.2018

A 44-year-old man has been cleared of unlawfully obtaining €29,000 in social welfare payments while he “tried to make something of himself” and helped run a car exports firm. Boniface Nshekoh, 44, originally from Cameroon, with an address at Lansdowne Valley Park, Drimnagh, Dublin, pleaded not guilty to charges under the Social Welfare Consolidation Act. […]

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Drivers now face an automatic ban after drinking half a pint

10.08.2018

Drivers now face an automatic ban after drinking half a pint Drivers who get behind the wheel after just half a pint will now face an automatic ban under strict new laws. Controversial new legislation proposed by Transport Minister Shane Ross has finally passed in the Dáil following months of filibustering. The legislation does not […]

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Aeroflot to launch daily Moscow-Dublin route in October

09.08.2018

Aeroflot, the Russian state-controlled airline, is to launch a direct daily flight from Moscow to Dublin from October in a move which is hoped will greatly boost trade and tourism between the two countries. The first flight SU2590 will fly on October 28. Departure time from Sheremetyevo airport 19.20, arrival in Dublin 20.45, from Dublin […]

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A new scheme encouraging homeowners to install solar panels has been launched

08.08.2018

The pilot scheme offers grants for the installation of solar panels and extra funds to install battery storage systems. Environment Minister Denis Naughten says the scheme will allow people to turn their home into their very own “renewable power station.” Announcing the grants for homeowners, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD […]

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Return of the Mac! Conor McGregor booked to fight for UFC title in October

06.08.2018

CONOR McGREGOR WILL get an opportunity to regain the UFC lightweight title when he returns to the octagon to face the reigning champion later this year. McGregor, who boasts a mixed martial arts record of 21-3, will take on undefeated Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0) in Las Vegas. The much-anticipated bout has been confirmed as […]

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€1K 'Granny Grant' proposed for grandparents who help with childcare

05.08.2018

Grandparents who help out with childcare would receive a €1,000 annual payment under plans outlined by Independent ministers in Budget negotiations. The self-assessed payment would be available to all grandparents who care for their grandchildren for more than 10 hours per week. In their first negotiations with Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe ahead of the Budget, […]

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TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has said there is “no evidence of a land bubble” in Ireland.

05.08.2018

His comments come after the Central Bank’s warning that the government needs to put buffers in place if Ireland is to avoid another boom-bust cycle. Mark Cassidy, director of economics and statistics of Central Bank, said the continued growth, which is broadly balanced between domestic and export activity, is to be welcomed, but he warned […]

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What happens in Vegas stays in Ireland

02.08.2018

A Dublin mother-of-four, who claimed she did not know her Las Vegas marriage was valid in Ireland, has been cleared of unlawfully obtaining almost €30,000 in one parent family social welfare payments. At Dublin District Court, Judge John Brennan had compared the case to the 2009 comedy film ‘The Hangover’, about the antics of a […]

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Pobeda will initially fly four times a week to Ireland

02.08.2018

Pobeda, Aeroflot’s budget airline, will initially fly four times a week from the Russian capital to Dublin, according to filings published yesterday on the regulator’s website. In March, The Irish Times reported that Dublin Airport had met with senior Aeroflot management in Moscow and had agreed on a deal to commence a regular service. Government […]

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