Archive for the ‘Property’ Category

“Building delivery will increase” says City & County council boss

Minister Eoghan Murphy and City & County Mayor Pat Nugent planting a tree to mark the official opening of the newly refurbished housing scheme for the elderly at Convent Hill in Tramore. Inset: City & County Council Chief Executive Michael Walsh. 											| Main Photo: John Power
There is no ’specific building target’ nationally in terms of social housing delivery this year: that was the sentiment shared by Waterford City & County Council Chief Executive Michael Walsh last week. Speaking on RTE Radio One’s ‘Morning Ireland’, Mr Walsh, who chairs the Housing and Building Subcommittee of the City and County Managers’ Association, said [...]

Minister outlines mortgage plan but more supply needed

We listened with interest to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy’s offer for a new initiative on housing. The 1000 mortgages offer at long term fixed rates of over 2 per cent for year one is very attractive and should suit many in the provinces, where incomes are not too high and property prices reasonable. For [...]

Local Housing Market Analysis

Michael Griffin; Michael Griffin Auctioneers Property bubble. Soaring prices. Crisis! Crisis! Crisis! Flashy click bait headlines feature daily as our national obsession with property takes off yet again. Now I’m not for a minute understating the severity of the situation in the private rental sector and the homelessness issue in the capital and other parts of the [...]

House prices set to rise by 8.5%

Kieran Walsh Reports Tom O’Keeffe of E and Y Accountants, believes that house prices in Waterford city are expected to rise by 8.5 per cent over the next year. The current average price for a house is €160,000 in Waterford city and €204,000 in Waterford county, where a price rise of 7.5 per cent has been predicted. In [...]

Sixy-six social houses built in Waterford over 18 months

A total of 66 social houses were built by Waterford City & County Council between January 2016 and June 2017: a tally which exceeds the combined build totals in Kilkenny, Tipperary and Carlow in the same period. The figures, compiled by housing analyst and architect Mel Reynolds, were revealed in the November 15th edition of The [...]

IDA commits to developing “derelict” sites in Waterford

Cllr Adam Wyse (FF) has continued to highlight the condition of some vacant properties in the IDA Industrial Estate, many of which have been sprayed with graffiti. Photos: Mick Wall.
Kieran Foley reports NEW owners are being sought for a number of vacant properties on the Waterford IDA Industrial Estate, but concerns remain in relation to the current condition of these sites. Numerous properties within the Estate, some of which are in the ownership of the IDA and some of which are privately owned, are lying idle [...]

World Travel Fair focus on Waterford

Pictured at the World Travel Market in London last week were, from left: Tina Darrer (Dooley’s Hotel), Richard Hurley (Granville Hotel), Tourism Minister Brendan Griffin, Joan O’Shaughnessy (Chairman of Tourism Ireland) and Niall Gibbons (CEO of Tourism Ireland).
Brendan Keane Reports WATERFORD’S tourism attractions were highlighted last week at the world’s largest travel fair which was held in London. Representatives of Dooley’s Hotel and the Granville Hotel were among a Tourism Ireland delegation representing 70 Irish tourism businesses at the World Travel Market (WTM) event. The three-day fair saw the Irish delegates participating in a large [...]

CTS group gains ISO Certification

CTS Group is delighted to announce its recent achievement in obtaining the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management from Management Systems Certification (MSC) Ltd. The ISO 9001 certification sets out the requirements for a quality management system framework for consistent performance, reliable service and long-term continuous improvement to help businesses and organisations be more efficient and to increase [...]

“Irish businesses already feeling impact of Brexit”

Waterford Chamber Chief Executive Nick Donnelly.
Irish businesses are feeling more exposed to the impact of Brexit than businesses in the rest of Europe, claimed Waterford Chamber Chief Executive Nick Donnelly. Speaking following the publication of a new survey on European businesses, Mr. Donnelly said according to Irish firms, Brexit will be the second most difficult challenge for them come 2017 with [...]

Waterfordian appointed as Chair of REA Group

New REA Chairman, Eamonn Spratt of REA Spratt, Dungarvan, pictured with NAMA Chairman and Abbeyside native Frank Daly.
A Waterford Chartered Surveyor has been appointed Chairman of the Real Estate Alliance (REA) national estate agency group. Eamonn Spratt of REA Spratt, Dungarvan was appointed at REA’s AGM in Dungarvan last week where NAMA Chairman Frank Daly addressed the meeting on the future direction of NAMA and the current housing supply shortage. At the AGM, [...]