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Help to Buy scheme could be axed by Varadkar

Help to Buy scheme could be axed by Varadkar

The first-time buyer grant could be facing the axe just six months after it was introduced. Fine Gael leadership frontrunner Leo Varadkar yesterday vowed to abolish the Help to Buy scheme if it proves to be inflating prices. Announced in last year’s Budget the Help…
Number of housing measures implemented in Budget 2015

Number of housing measures implemented in Budget 2015

While Tuesday’s Budget mainly focused on the end of austerity, there were a number of measures implemented that will have an impact on the property market in the next year. Amongst the main points were: • Refund on DIRT on savings for first time buyers…
Fewer Irish people saving

Fewer Irish people saving

  Fewer Irish people are saving money because of the ongoing pressure on disposable income caused by austerity and recent hikes in Dirt tax. According to the Nationwide UK (Ireland)/ESRI Savings Index, regular saving has declined across all age groups with only 32 per cent…