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Housing crisis and lack of builds ensure prices for 2015 rose spectacularly

Analysis by the ‘Irish Examiner’ of both the Residential Property Price Register and the Private Residential Tenancies Board Rent Index provides a composite view of how both markets fared
against a background of a housing crisis where affordability has become a key issue for both prospective buyers and tenants. An increase in the number of buyers, combined with a shortage of properties coming on the market, has ensured price levels rose steadily if not spectacularly in 2015. Sean MacCarthaigh reports.

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This will be oldest presidential race in US history

In a country obsessed with the cult of youth, the battle for the White House is ironically coming down to a contest between a grandmother and a grandfather as Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump fight it out for the top job, having edged out much younger rivals.

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Food & Drink

Here's a taste of what’s to come at the Litfest HQ in Ballymaloe Cookery School, CorkDarina Allen

Diet & Fitness

It's simple to work out at home with the help of online yoga tutorialsLorraine Courtney

Home & Interiors

European design is flourishing in Aoife Hayes’ store in Newcastle WestCarol O'Callaghan

Travel

Sarah Holden is a “digital nomad” and her office is wherever she happens to beSarah Holden

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor gets caught up in his many characters

Outdoors

Landscape gardener and designer, Olive Ryan, gives a masterclass on how to give your garden the ultimate makeoverLeslie Williams