Figures published by the National Oversight and Audit Commission detailing inspections of private rented dwellings in Cork City seem to confirm our delusional enthusiasm for enacting legislation but not enforcing it.
The national average time taken to fill a vacant property was 27.75 weeks in 2018.
It says something significant that this year, for the first time, more used cars will be imported into Ireland than new cars sold here.
Thousands of kilometres of regional and local roads across the country are suffering from major defects, according to a new report by a local government watchdog.
A new survey has found that 56% of people are satisfied with their local authority while 93% of people believe their local area is a good place to live.
State-sponsored sub-prime lending. That is what the Government announced this week and it is a disaster waiting to happen.
Less than 4% of all privately rented houses and apartments in Cork city and county were inspected last year.
Fire brigades arrive on the scene of a fire within 10 minutes of the alarm being raised in only 40% of cases, new figures show.
Just 142 new houses were built by the country’s 31 local authorities last year amid a growing housing and homelessness crisis, according to new official figures.
Councils are deliberately leaving local authority houses vacant for long periods to qualify for particular Department of Housing funding schemes, a local authority watchdog has claimed.
Householders in Cork City are the best for segregating food waste. New figures show people living in the local authority area covered by Cork City Council have the highest rate of three-bin collections in the country.
Cork City Council is taking nearly two years to renovate council houses, spending more than any other local authority on upgrading its housing stock.
Landlords face regular NCT-style inspections of their properties to certify them fit for habitation under proposals aimed at cracking down on sub-standard accommodation.
The country’s most expensive fire service costs three times more to run per head of population than the cheapest, but it also gets to almost four times more fires within the critical 10- minute period than the cut- price comparison.
Large stretches of the country’s roads have significant defects, the first national survey of local and regional routes shows.
The National Lottery last year contributed less than expected to good causes, the State’s spending watchdog revealed yesterday.
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