Time for a sea-change maybe?

No 8’s in show home condition in Kinsale’s Cluain Mara scheme at Farm Lane, reports Tommy Barker.

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House of the Week: The grandeur of Ardfoyle Crescent

There's hardly a row of homes in Cork city’s older southside suburbs with as much ‘kerb appeal’ as those on one side of Ardfoyle Crescent: even ...

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Anyone for tennis? Glounthaune's Arden serves an ace

What can one de-deuce from this smashing Glounthaune offering? Well, just that it’s game, set and hard to match, Tommy Barker says I

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The work’s done, so just buy and relax

Strong interest can be expected in this recently beautified Bishopstown family home, says Tommy Barker.

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Country home has 'Aga can-do' attitude as birthplace of Coolmore Foods

With a landscape straight out of a Constable painting this historic Brinny farmhouse on seven acres is picture perfect, writes Tommy Barker.

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Period home near Cork city's south docks and new office blocks

Tommy Barker says life can be good and No 10 can get full marks after some gentle tweaks at this terrace off the Old Blackrock Road.

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Cork's crime and poverty levels assessed before German fund paid €19m for Webworks building

CRIME and poverty rates in Cork, as well as waste management strategies, public transport and sustainability issues were among the indicators a €9bn German ...

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Ballyphehane family home is bright, breezy and cheerful

Tommy Barker gives the lowdown on this modest, but personality-packed, family home in Ballyphehane.

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New homes at Cork's Harper's Creek right on track

THE presence of an important wetland habitat for migratory birds by the N25 road and a commuter rail line has generated the sales and marketing motto for Cork’s ...

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Massive 815-unit buy to let sell off includes 50 Cork apartments

FIFTY apartments in Cork’s Harty’s Quay, earning €760,000 a year in rent after 40% rental growth since they last sold, are included as part of one ...

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Lessons must be learned to deal with Ireland’s rental crisis

Trying to rebuild the Irish housing market post-crash, by relying on the private sector to provide accommodation as before is akin to not learning the lessons of ...

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House of the Week: Calling all underbidders to this Blackrock hideaway

ESTATE agent Timothy Sullivan barely hedges his bets, when he says he reckons that No 15 Barnstead Drive is most likely the best individual house, in this rather ...

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To the Manor born: Kinsale 4-beds make for affordable buy

Interest is high, says Tommy Barker

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Living in Harmony: A smart one-off family home with a unique intergenerational link

Tommy Barker takes a leisurely wander around a smart one-off family home with a unique intergenerational link

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Property kicks off for Kinsale’s rugby 7s

Kinsale’s ‘house and a half’ townhouse with apartment is well converted, says Tommy Barker Property Editor

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History on the hoof at Cork's Walton Court sale

There’s always been a sort of wayward independence attached to the coastal Cork property Walton Court — and, little wonder really, as this historically ...

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Sale of Cork store part of Eason's sale and leaseback plan

The planned c €100m roll out of sale and leaseback of retail properties by Irish bookseller Eason continues to gather pace, with the arrival of its Cork flagship ...

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Cork city's Good Shepherd Convent back up for sale with planning for 202 units

A controversial Cork city convent site, which has had five owners since 1996 and which was twice ravaged by fire, in 2003 and again 2012, is back for sale.

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Rare chance to live in charming Castle Grove

There will be many bids for a rare chance to live in Castle Grove, writes Tommy Barker.

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House of the week: Clock ticks down for Douglas bungalow

THERE’S a clock ticking in the background of this bungalow home called Vermar.

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Cork has a second wind in its development sails 12 years on

Cork has a second wind in its development sails, so it is perhaps salutary to look back to the last development surge, and the hopes and concerns just before the ...

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Cork on the Rise: We need to bridge the gap between our commercial and housing needs

‘Tails are up and the cranes are up’, but putting roofs over people’s heads is far from top of the agenda, writes Property Editor Tommy Barker

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True turn-key sale as grand piano is an optional purchase at Palaceanne House

Tommy Barker is impressed by a graceful, elegant property which provides modern living in a period home

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Douglas Cork investment has long and varied past

A primely set, corner investment property in the heart of Cork’s suburban Douglas village which once was the focus for an €8m bar and restaurant venture ...

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Clancy’s bar to get €1m spend after €2.5m purchase by consortium

Cork city’s Clancy’s bar is set to rise again, in time for its 195th birthday, part of a c€3.5/€4m total investment by its new consortium of ...

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Say Yes to the Address: Franc's Tree House is a gem

The famed wedding planner is reluctantly parting with this charming West Cork home, says Tommy Barker.

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Munster sales rise but drop in Clare and Kerry

Sales of houses across the province continued to grow in 2018, especially in urban areas, writes Tommy Barker.

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Penrose Dock meeting tall order

The tallest office building so far developed in Cork City, Penrose Dock next to Kent Rail Station at up to nine storeys, is setting an even more impressive record: ...

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Transatlantic appeal by Adare home on beautiful West Limerick gardens

The home of a designer offers character and comfort on beautiful West Limerick gardens, says Tommy Barker.

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FlyeFit gym steps up to the mark on Cork city street stretch

Cork City’s formerly controversial Stapleton House finally looks fit for purpose, having lain empty since built over a decade ago.

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UCC buying Cork church and Sunday's Well development site

The sale of a church building and an adjacent development site in Cork’s Sunday’s Well is understood to be progressing between UCC and the Vincentian ...

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Easter egg hunt a breeze at 'island' homestead sale

This stunning Cobh home has hen run, and pigs, on the property sale menu, writes Tommy Barker

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Star Wars to meet bidding battles at West Cork home with private pier

Crookhaven's Monksfield dips a toe, and a pier, in the coastal property market

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'Forever home with a countryside feel' has room for a family in Waterfall

Expansive Waterfall home was built in the 1970s for a family whose children have now grown, and flown says Tommy Barker.

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From €350k to €34m - Gap in property values on busy Cork street

It can be hard to keep in step with the neighbours, can’t it?

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€5m rescue of Cork harbour's Belvelly Castle 'the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done'

€5m has been spent on this Cork harbour castle rescue by Garry and Anne Wilson, writes Tommy Barker.

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Apple and Boots tenants in €34 million Cork investment property sale

Cork City's curvaceous Half Moon Street development, anchored by Boots chemist at its lower level as its main flagship pharmacy in Cork, and occupied overhead by ...

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Funky Nest instincts on West Cork's Long Strand

One of West Cork's most glorious wild beaches, the Long Strand near Clonakilty and Rosscarbery is having a bit of a 'moment in the sun', it would seem.

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Temporary cooling in Cork market in first quarter of 2019

A review of the performance of the Cork commercial property market for the first quarter of 2019 by Lisney gives support to sentiment of a temporary cooling down ...

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21-acre Limerick site selling for €4m

Having sold 33.8 acres of Limerick residential development land at Castletroy for up to €8.5 million, or €375,000 an acre, agents Savills now have a similar ...

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Ballincollig new homes market hots up at Heathfield

With 700 names registered on the development's website, 40 sales already secured and prices edged up by €5,000 since January, it's a fair conclusion to expect ...

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Glanmire house just what the doctor ordered

Named with a delightful sense of innocence, or directness, is this Cork address, Doctors Road — and, no, it’s not the hinterlands of Orchard Road by ...

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House of the week: Rochestown Road - €550,000

THIS family home called Hawthorn is, in its own, quiet way, quite steeped in the past several decades’ of the ever-evolving Douglas and Rochestown suburbs, ...

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A gem in Cork in need of TLC

Sun Lodge has great potential to be a sound investment. Just make sure to do some proper homework, says Tommy Barker

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Clonlara’s passes half way mark in sales

New phase at Cork’s 144-home Clonlara introduces two new detached house types to the array, says Tommy Barker

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Fashion retailer Laura Ashley trades Cork city for suburbs

FASHION and homeware retailer Laura Ashley is to leave its long-held Cork city centre shop on St Patrick’s Street, after 30 years trading there at the Merchants ...

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Cork city home is a pleaser with a price guide which gives it broad appeal

Tommy Barker on the many plusses of No 70 Kilbrody on a very popular Rochestown development.

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Brexit prompts the sale of stunning artistically-imbued Cork harbour home

Ripples from Brexit are causing long-time residents of Ferrybank to set a new course in life across the channel, hears Tommy Barker.

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House of the week: Gearagh House, Rossmore, Clonakilty

WEST Cork’s Rossmore area is no stranger to drama — after all, for the last 58 years Rossmore has hosted its own annual highly-regarded, amatuer (but ...

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Limerick's Treaty Gardens project takes root

LIMERICK city’s flagship urban renewal project, Gardens International, is 50% tenanted on its official launch this week, anchored by Nordic Aviation Capital, ...

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