Month: January 2010

More household charges: VAT on local authority services

More household charges: VAT on local authority services

More household charges:VAT to be added to Local Authority ServicesWhile we may have a year to prepare before a property tax and water charges are introduced and in full swing by the end of 2011, 2010 is not immune and householders will not escape the brunt of more charges.

The Revenue Commissioners have asked all local authorities for a list of all goods and …

Household water charges the cure to the water crisis?

Household water charges the cure to the water crisis?

Household water charges the cure to the water crisis?As water supplies across the country remain at critically low levels, authorities last night warned that water supplies in some parts of the country may not be back to normal for several months.

It”s no secret that Ireland has one of the highest water availability rates in Europe and according to Met eireann annual rainfall …

MyHome.ie: The shop window of  property

MyHome.ie: The shop window of property

MyHome.ie: The shop window of  property President of the IAVI Aine Myler and MyHome.ie Paul Murgatroyd discussed whether we are at the bottom of the property price market on TV3s Morning Ireland.

A recent IAVI survey reported that residential property values had fallen by 20% on average in 2009. It also suggested that the market has bottomed out …

Tips to reduce your household water usage

It is said that the average person uses 148 litres of water a day; this is the equivalent of nearly two full baths of water! Minor adjustments in our daily activities at home and in the garden can help make a difference. It doesn't have…
Draught excluders for the cold whether

Draught excluders for the cold whether

Draught excluders for the cold whether

Why get one? Draught excluders are a quick, easy and a cost effective method to reduce heat loss and help to retain heat in the rooms of your house. They stop the cold air from the outside creeping in and a help prevent those draughts circulating.

Draught excluders can also be considered …

The New Year Snow: Who should be clearing the way?

The New Year Snow: Who should be clearing the way?

The New Year Snow: Who should be clearing the way?

Many reports have surfaced that taxis and buses will not travel into certain residential areas, estates or driveways due to the snow and icy conditions which make for unsafe driving; and who would blame them? No one wants to risk or endanger lives or their vehicle.

But surely it doesn’t take much to clear the …

MyHome.ie Property Barometer Q4 2009

  The latest property Barometer from Ireland's leading property website MyHome.ie, forecasts a further 10% decline in asking prices in 2010 in its residential property outlook for the year ahead. Download MyHome.ie Property Barometer Q4 2009   Key Points The market for three bedroom semi…
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