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Concerns on recent tax ruling in Ireland

The Gov Monitor 30.09.2009
Michelle Gildernew

Agriculture and Rural Development Minister, Michelle Gildernew, MP, MLA has highlighted concerns emerging from the recent McClean Court judgment to remove Business Property Relief (BPR) from conacre land subject to Inheritance Tax.

Landlords called to invest as rental sector shrinks

Letting agency, Pinkerton Murray, is convinced that now is the time for landlords to invest.

Sammy Wilson

THE Republic's economic woes are no cause for unionist celebrations, a senior unionist minister has said.

Irish government brings controversial loan relief to property tycoons

Ireland’s finance minister will reveal later today how funds will be raised for a controversial bank rescue plan – the National Assets Management Agency (Nama).

Landlords seek change to tenancy law

Susan Mitchell The Sunday Business Post 28.09.2009

Digital Hub agency set to close

John Burke and Ian Kehoe 28.09.2009
Landlords seek change to tenancy law

The Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) is seeking sweeping changes to the operation of the 2004 Residential Tenancies Act, which is under review.

Digital Hub agency set to close

The government is poised to close the state agency responsible for the Digital Hub in Dublin, following the failure of the high-tech urban campus to cover its own costs.

Minister Willie O'Dea

THE staggering extent of the debts owed by Limerick property developers to the major banks can be revealed by the Limerick Leader this week.

Tax deadline looms on Irish holiday homes

SCORES of Irish holiday home owners could find themselves out of pocket as the deadline nears to pay a new tax.

Rents on Grafton St plunge 23% in past year

Niamh Hennessy Examiner 23.09.2009
Rates staff unhappy with managers

Almost half of staff at Northern Ireland's rates body are unhappy with senior management, it has emerged.

Rents on Grafton St plunge 23% in past year

GRAFTON Street is still one of the top 10 most expensive shopping streets in the world despite rents plunging by almost 23% last year.

Ballymun Town Centre gets planning permission

Treasury Holdings has secured full planning permission of the €800m regeneration of Ballymun Town Centre in north Dublin.

irish government to buy bad mortgage loans

Irish government is to buy bad mortgages as part of its National Asset Management Agency aimed at stimulating mortgage lending in the country.

Developers in Nama plea

The Sunday Business Post Online 21.09.2009
Developers in Nama plea

Construction Industry Federation (CIF) director general Tom Parlon went some way towards placing a delicate subject on the agenda last week.

Irish PM signals shelving of tax reform

DUBLIN, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Ireland's prime minister has signalled the government will not introduce a slew of new taxes in a December budget despite recommendations from a government-appointed commission earlier this month.

France emerging as second most popular commercial property market

International commercial property investors looking for prime assets are beginning to target France, which is emerging as the second-most popular market after the UK, according to analysts.

Dublin's Grand Canal Dock area was a hub of Ireland's boom in a property market that is now struggling. Photograph: Hon F Lau/Alamy

Irish taxpayers will hand over tens of billions of euros to the republic's banks in order to write off high risk loans owed to them by the country's builders and speculators.

Banks loaned billions without examining developers' affairs Public Affairs Correspondent

ANALYSIS: THAT THE creation of Nama will mean it gets an overview of the business affairs of most of the State’s largest property developers is a given, but that the banks don’t already have such an overview will come as a surprise to most, writes COLM KEENA , Public Affairs Correspondent

New evidence of recovery in Northern Ireland housing market

There is fresh evidence that a recovery in the Northern Ireland housing market is under way.

Ghost Towns May Haunt Ireland in Property Loan Gamble (Update2)

Sept. 15 (Bloomberg) -- The skeleton of an eight-story Dublin office block lays deserted on the north bank of the River Liffey, just next to the financial district that less than two years ago was the heart of Ireland’s economic boom.


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