Archive for the ‘Property’ Category

Trade shows looking at WIT Arena

The stunning WIT Arena is set to become a major conference and concert venue
Trade shows, conferences and concert promoters are actively exploring the WIT Arena as a potential venue for future events. WIT President Willie Donnelly told The Munster Express that a range of parties had already expressed “major interest” in holding events at Carriganore, which carry the potential to draw thousands of delegates/members of the public to Waterford. “We’re [...]

Formal Opening of Respond! John’s College redevelopment

Pictured at the plaque unveiling at the official opening of John's College are, from left, Fr Pat Cogan OFM (Founding director of Respond!), Tom Power (Respond Support); Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan; Cllr Adam Wyse (Mayor of Waterford City & County), Damien English TD (Minister of State of Housing and Urban Renewal), John Halligan TD (Minister for Training, Skills & Innovation) and Dean of Christchurch, Maria Jansson.
n Friday last, the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English TD performed the official opening of the John’s College campus in Waterford with a large crowd of distinguished guests in attendance. The Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Alphonsus Cullinan and Dean Maria Jansson carried out a blessing of the campus. The actual [...]

Renting versus home ownership

The last time I lived in rental accommodation was in 1986, just before my husband and I bought our first home in Dublin. The only time before that date that I lived in an family-owned home was 1968, and then, for just the previous six years. Home ownership was not for us, but my family’s story [...]

Glenmore wind turbine earned planning in 2014

the standalone wind turbine now in place at Glenmore.
ouncillor Fidelis Doherty (FG) has weighed in on concerns voiced by surprised Glenmore residents that a wind turbine project was erected on June 17th last without prior public consultation. Speaking to The Munster Express the Piltown District Councillor stated that the planning application was approved by An Bord Pleanála two years previously, citing that everything required [...]

‘What to do about Waterford eyesores?’ asks Cha O’Neill

T&H Doolan's: the public awaits its re-opening.
Michelle Clancy reports Independent Councillor Cha O’Neill has raised concerns about a number of urban and rural ‘eyesores’ in Waterford. At last Monday’s meeting of the Metropolitan District, Cllr O’Neill (Ind) asked was there anything the Council could do to “move things along” so that new businesses proposed in the city centre could open faster at former [...]

NAMA confirms support for city centre retail build

An architectural image of proposed development at a site on Michael Street and surrounding streets in Waterford for which planning permission is to be sought shortly from Waterford City & County Council by Newgate Properties Ltd. The planning application is being made with the support and funding of NAMA (the National Assets Management Agency).
On Sunday last, Newgate Properties Ltd confirmed they will seek planning permission from Waterford City & County Council shortly to develop a high-profile site covering almost four acres at Michael Street in Waterford city centre. The company will submit a planning application to the Council in coming weeks with the application funded by NAMA (the National [...]

WATERFORD PROPERTY REVIEW 2015

Conor Purcell (Purcell Properties) Now that 2015 has drawn to a close there are some interesting observations to be made about the past 12 months in property terms. Most notably Waterford City and County saw a total of 1,177 residential sales throughout the calendar year. Interestingly this figure represents an increase of only 54 transactions when compared to [...]

Two weeks to first auction of 2016

Riverside, Clashmore, Co. Waterford
The Munster Property Auction will hold the first of its public auctions of 2016 in just two weeks and interest is mounting in the properties on offer. The Munster Property Auction team noted a busy start to the year with a significant level of enquiries over the holiday period and continuing into the first weeks [...]

New York – New Market

Almost one in six overseas enquiries about Irish property are now coming from the United States, a national estate agents survey has found. US property buyers are flocking to secure homes and investment properties in Ireland, buoyed by a strong dollar and the lure of a resurgent economy for emigrants, the Real Estate Alliance nationwide survey [...]

REA note price increases in Waterford market

The price of the average three-bed semi detached house in Waterford has risen by 2.48% to €155,000 in the last three months, a nationwide property survey has found. The REA Average House Price Survey concentrates on the sale price of Ireland’s typical stock home, the three-bed semi, giving an up-to-date picture of the property market in [...]