Industrial sector is the Cinderella of Ireland's property market during Covid-19

Industrial sector is the Cinderella of Ireland's property market during Covid-19

In Cork the vacancy rate for industrial accommodation has dropped to a new, record low of 3.6%

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Sports giant Decathlon tries Cork's Mahon Point Debenham store for size

Sports giant Decathlon tries Cork's Mahon Point Debenham store for size

Cork and Galway firmly in Decathlon's sights after success of its first Irish outlet in Ballymun after Covid-19 lockdown was lifted

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Spectacular and expansive: Cork's Lough Mahon House for €2.35m

Spectacular and expansive: Cork's Lough Mahon House for €2.35m

Tommy Barker is blown away by Cork’s extraordinary Lough Mahon House.

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Beach living in buckets and spades: Dip a toe into beguiling Guileen

Beach living in buckets and spades: Dip a toe into beguiling Guileen

A prized beachfront property is grabbing attention around the world, writes Tommy Barker

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Munster's Finest: Family home of Donncha O'Callaghan lines out for sale

Munster's Finest: Family home of Donncha O'Callaghan lines out for sale

The man who shone for Munster isn’t afraid to face a challenge, to uproot and start again.

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House of the Week: Well-groomed in Glanmire for €575,000

House of the Week: Well-groomed in Glanmire for €575,000

Lawns don’t come much more striped, groomed and rolled than that at 40 Richmond, or Woodleigh — but its precise care is only to try and keep up with ...

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€575,000 for five commercial units in Midleton’s Coolbawn Enterprise Centre

€575,000 for five commercial units in Midleton’s Coolbawn Enterprise Centre

A commercial investment in the very heart of east Cork's Midleton is for sale, with possible further development potential and current income stream as it stands.

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Majestic jewel of Blackwater on the market for €3.25m

Majestic jewel of Blackwater on the market for €3.25m

A private Blackwater Valley family home since the 1750s, and only once ever before changing family hands’ ownership after its ‘first’ 200 years, ...

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Edgy urban décor and pops of colour in Lisgoold

Edgy urban décor and pops of colour in Lisgoold

Here, in Co Cork’s Lisgoold, you just don’t expect the curated riot of colour.

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Edgy urban décor and pops of colour in Lisgoold

Edgy urban décor and pops of colour in Lisgoold

Here, in Co Cork’s Lisgoold, you just don’t expect the curated riot of colour.

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Take a Spanish break at home with this Carrigaline bungalow

Take a Spanish break at home with this Carrigaline bungalow

We might be best advised to avoid mainland Spain for another while yet for holidays, due to Covid-19’s devastating impact on many parts of this large Iberian ...

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Money really does grow on trees: How gardens add value to your property

Money really does grow on trees: How gardens add value to your property

Property Editor Tommy Barker reveals how gardens add value to your property.

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Pined away: Before and after tales of Glenville

Pined away: Before and after tales of Glenville

Eight years on from his last visit to this Douglas property Tommy Barker is impressed by its renovation job.

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Estate agents reporting positive sales activity since lockdown eased

Estate agents reporting positive sales activity since lockdown eased

New home buyers are “voting with their feet,” with both sales activity and prices holding up well, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the head ...

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'Virtual viewings? That’s like your wife asking you if you’d be happy with a cuddle'

'Virtual viewings? That’s like your wife asking you if you’d be happy with a cuddle'

Tommy Barker says this home at Limeworth deserves a long physical inspection.

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Just 10-foot wide but this Clonakilty townhouse has a big heart

Just 10-foot wide but this Clonakilty townhouse has a big heart

Attention to detail and a remarkable use of space combine in this charming Clonakilty home, writes Tommy Barker.

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Trade-down home at Laburnum Park has cottage-style garden for €495,000

Trade-down home at Laburnum Park has cottage-style garden for €495,000

There’ll be no hardship moving to this wholly-redone and comfortable 1,335 sq ft two-bed suburban home.

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High aspirations in Cork city for €520,000

High aspirations in Cork city for €520,000

Set high on a warm city hillside, Árdan lives up to its name – it means platform, or high aspiration.

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Verdant home in Ballyorban is yours for €795,000

Verdant home in Ballyorban is yours for €795,000

The very privately-set family home Gaoth Thiar would be tops in almost anyone’s books and in many home-hunters’ wishlists.

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Coolyduff house the catch of the day by River LeeThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Coolyduff house the catch of the day by River Lee

With its stunning views and top quality finish, River’s Cottage is a mouthwatering option for traders-down writes Tommy Barker

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Youghal heritage home a red ticket item

Youghal heritage home a red ticket item

Tommy Barker explores The Red House in Youghal, a home steeped in history and with extraordinary potential

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House of the Week: Best of Douglas-on-Sea

House of the Week: Best of Douglas-on-Sea

Tide comes up to meet niche Douglas Cork homes setting.

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Movement on two key, major sites by Blarney and rail line will aid transformation of Cork’s northside

Movement on two key, major sites by Blarney and rail line will aid transformation of Cork’s northside

JCD Group drives on at Blarney Business Park, while mothballed Stoneview land sales coming down the line for Nama

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Ashton Park House: Every bit as fine as when it was first built

Ashton Park House: Every bit as fine as when it was first built

Ashton Park House was the home of a leading builder William Meagher, who once employed 1,600, designed by remarkable architects, Chillingworth & Levie, reports, ...

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Join the dashing list of Co Cork castle owners with Glengarriff Castle: It's a snip at €2.75m

Join the dashing list of Co Cork castle owners with Glengarriff Castle: It's a snip at €2.75m

Glengarriff Castle is special enough to beat Covid-19 blues. But, best to have deep pockets....it's only half-way back from being a ruin, says Property Editor, Tommy ...

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Most people happy to work from home — but 51% wouldn’t do it full time

Most people happy to work from home — but 51% wouldn’t do it full time

A survey of 500 Irish employees of professional and financial firms done by BNP Paribas Real Estate this week shows 90% of respondent happy to be out of their offices ...

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You could dress this Ballinlough semi up to the 9s for €325,000

You could dress this Ballinlough semi up to the 9s for €325,000

The colonisation and suburbanisation of Cork’s suburban Ballinlough has pretty much come to a stop, bar some small infill site, since it started its mushroom ...

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Detached home on Cork's Orchard Road is ripe for picking for €550,000

Detached home on Cork's Orchard Road is ripe for picking for €550,000

Houses at The Grove, tucked away out of sight off Cork’s Orchard Road, occupy a bit of exalted ground, having been a core part of the once-sizeable Jennings ...

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Harbour and village views from Crosshaven's Drake's Point development

Harbour and village views from Crosshaven's Drake's Point development

The east-west crescents of this new development have plenty to feed the senses, writes Tommy Barker

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Cork harbour's Riverwood is just the place to rest tired sea legs

Cork harbour's Riverwood is just the place to rest tired sea legs

Woodland with enormous Scots Pine trees towering away up to the back; water, yacht club and marina views to the front and south, plus farmland, and churchbells ringing ...

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House of the week: Four-bed on Rochestown Road in walk-in condition

House of the week: Four-bed on Rochestown Road in walk-in condition

A COUPLE on a home-hunt back 12 years ago had a roundabout way of tracking down their dream home — they went searching along a very particular stretch of road, ...

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Refurbishment puts No1 back at the top of the street on Cork’s iconic South Mall

Refurbishment puts No1 back at the top of the street on Cork’s iconic South Mall

A €2 million refurbishment is wrapping up on an iconic 1960s Cork city office with a strong and historic back-story and with a raft of new tenants lining up ...

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Attention-seeking home of ex-servicemen in Cork has it taped

Attention-seeking home of ex-servicemen in Cork has it taped

No 9 Haig Gardens has feet in two very different historical camps: first up, it’s set in a niche cul de sac of homes built in the 1920s for Irish ex-servicemen ...

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Dive into Ballycotton at the Depp end

Dive into Ballycotton at the Depp end

East Cork coastal village back in wealthy buyers' spotlight, 25 years after Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp and John Hurt lolled around shooting the aborted movie Divine ...

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Crosshaven's RCYC 1720 sailing celebration left up the creek, but Brightwater still has wind in its sales

Crosshaven's RCYC 1720 sailing celebration left up the creek, but Brightwater still has wind in its sales

Crosshaven developments set to total 390 houses have boosted the population of the quiet seaside village, writes Tommy Barker

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Pandemic means demand for public parks is set to soar

Pandemic means demand for public parks is set to soar

We've increasingly appreciated our public parks and green spaces. But, since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, open and accessible green spaces have been our life ...

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Undaunted example of sustainable building conservation at centuries-old Cork buildingThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Undaunted example of sustainable building conservation at centuries-old Cork building

Conserving old buildings allows our cityscapes to retain their history. Tommy Barker gets the heads-up on a sustainable, best-practice job

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Paint, polish and house staging lifts sale price

Paint, polish and house staging lifts sale price

As lockdown restrictions lift, a crop of property listings is likely to come to market for keen vendors. Put in the preparatory work now, says Property Editor Tommy ...

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All good at Marwood, where No 9's all done up to the nines

All good at Marwood, where No 9's all done up to the nines

Well-set and well-kept, detached no 9 Marwood Lawn has room to be extended, says Tommy Barker

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Jigs and reels to wind up at  UK family's Co Kerry retreat

Jigs and reels to wind up at UK family's Co Kerry retreat

A long love affair with Co Kerry, and jigs and reels, is about to end for an English family, writes Tommy Barker

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House of the Week: Lagoon view is a location for a good life

House of the Week: Lagoon view is a location for a good life

There aren’t too many Irish properties that can lay claim to views over a lagoon, but in West Cork’s Rosscarbery, some can.

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Buyer's jitters brings home back to market, with a price drop

Buyer's jitters brings home back to market, with a price drop

A period mid-terraced family home close to many amenities is back on the market, writes Tommy Barker.

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Form an orderly cue to the bar in €350,000 Cork home

Form an orderly cue to the bar in €350,000 Cork home

A home with a private pub offers the perfect tonic in these testing times, writes Tommy Barker. Pictures by Niamh Whitty.

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New life promised for Cork's North Main Street as €25m project is first of several planned

New life promised for Cork's North Main Street as €25m project is first of several planned

LARGE-scale plans for a second urban regeneration site on Cork city’s North Main Street, focused around the North Main Street Shopping Centre, may follow on ...

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Office take-up in Dublin may be half this year's forecast due to Covid-19

Office take-up in Dublin may be half this year's forecast due to Covid-19

TAKE up of office space in Dublin this year is likely to be half the amount forecast as recently at the start of this year, due to the impact of the Covid-19 virus, ...

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The before and after shots from photographer's west Cork house and garden revamp

The before and after shots from photographer's west Cork house and garden revamp

When photographer Niamh Whitty saw this farmhouse for sale, things clicked into place, says Tommy Barker

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House of the week: Second time lucky?

House of the week: Second time lucky?

Back a year or two ago when a batch of homes at Millers Court in Cork’s Ballincollig was coming to market, there was a list of names built up for those in ...

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House sales clocking up at latest Cork development

House sales clocking up at latest Cork development

Sales are clocking up at Glenveagh Properties' lofty Mount Woods Cork development, says Property Editor Tommy Barker

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Cheap Irish Houses? Well, close enough anyway

Cheap Irish Houses? Well, close enough anyway

The programme Cheap Irish Houses is a welcome and well-timed addition to the canon of Irish property-related TV shows.

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