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Open House Dublin 2009

Open House Dublin 2009

House in Grangegorman taking part in this years Open House Event

Open House Dublin is a free event, allowing citizens to explore the architecture of their city. From October 8th to 11th buildings around the city will be opened for a time and tours will by given by architectural professionals and enthusiasts.

The Irish Architecture Foundation initiated Open House Dublin in 2006 and this year approx 15,000 people are expected …

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Which is fair: Stamp Duty or Property Tax?

Which is fair: Stamp Duty or Property Tax?

Which is fair: Stamp Duty or Property tax?

The Commission on Taxation report recommended moving away from our reliance on transaction taxes such as stamp duty and to introduce a Property Tax which would provide a more stable stream of revenue.

New homeowners would be exempt from paying the property tax for a 7 year period from the year they paid (probably a hefty) stamp duty – …

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Carbon Tax: To be or not to be introduced?

Carbon Tax: To be or not to be introduced?

Carbon Tax

The report on taxation is due out this month and while it looks like there is a strong possibility that the introduction of a property tax and water charges maybe postponed for a later date, a carbon tax is still on the table. So why introduce a carbon tax and how much will we have to pay?

There are a few reasons as to why …

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Record number of homes repossessed: Could you be next?

Record number of homes repossessed: Could you be next?

Repossession: Could you be next?

The Irish Banking Federation (IBF) has estimated that there are approximately 14,000 people in Ireland with mortgages in arrears. So it’s not surprising to hear that with the recession in full swing and money fairly sparse that around 225 orders for property repossessions were made by the circuit courts last year. The outstanding credit to private households reached a colossal €171.7 billion …

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Proposed Residential Property Tax For All

Proposed Residential Property Tax For All

Residential Property Tax Proposed

So, the Government have just introduced a €200 property tax for owners of second homes, which might I remind you has been effective since the 31st of July, but now the Government are seriously exploring the idea of introducing a Residential Property Tax for all! That’s right, you heard me, anyone who owns a home, regardless if it’s your first, second, third …

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