International interest expected as Cork apartment block goes on market for €17.5m

Tommy Barker An entire apartment development with 62 units in Cork city’s suburbs is for sale, as a single lot, being offered to investors with a guide price of €17.5m.

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OECD: Rising property prices and 'disorderly Brexit' could push Ireland into recession

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has warned a disorderly Brexit “could plunge the Irish economy into a recession” and that further surges in Irish property prices could lead to another boom-to-bust cycle.

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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 their entrance pillars set quite a tone of grandeur, in red brick and crowned with large terracotta globes.

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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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Antiques: Be cautious when buying bronze pieces and be gentle when caring for them

Kya deLongchamps warns us to be cautious when buying bronze and gentle when caring for it

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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 investment fund used, before deciding to spend €19m in a Cork city centre property investment, at the Webworks building.

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Farm with a beach to woo buyer from overseas

THE land’s not great, the house needs work, the sheds have seen better days, nonetheless, there’s a €745,000 price guide on this Foilnamuck, Ballydehob traditional three-bed farmhouse, in West Cork.

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Property prices rise by over 80% since the market bottomed out

Property prices have now increased by more than 80% since the market hit its lowest point in 2013.

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A taste for understated elegance: Angela Connolly, president of the Interiors Association of Ireland

Angela Connolly: Creative director and owner of Conbu Interior Design

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Residential property prices rise by 3.9% in the year to March

The mid-west saw the largest growth at 11.9%, while the smallest rise was recorded in the mid-east at 1.6%.

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Beautiful Buxton Terrace in Sunday’s Well to attract interest

With its close proximity to UCC and the city centre, beautiful Buxton Terrace should attract plenty of interest, writes Tommy Barker.

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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 latest new homes development to launch this year: Harper’s Creek invites house hunters to “Come home to Glounthaune”.

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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 of the country’s largest sell-off of buy-to-let units.

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Topping the terrain: Christy Parker talks to dual award-winning landscape designer Sean Russell

Christy Parker talks to dual award-winning landscape designer Sean Russell

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Vintage View: How to clean a chandelier

Kya deLongchamps puts a serious shine on a grubby chandelier

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Diamonds add some real sparkle to sale

Des O’Sullivan previews the auction of fine jewellery at James Adam

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Johnny Ronan seeks permission for 44-storey development at Dublin docklands

He already has permission to build Ireland's new tallest building at Tara Street after a successful appeal to an Bord Pleanála last month.

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New York season to give art lovers the royal treatment

Christie’s and Sotheby’s are in the frame for a series of important sales, says Des O’Sullivan

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Modern home with dual aspect language

Trish Dromey reports on an affordable Ballymakeera three-bed semi which is within commuting distance of Cork city and Killarney

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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 exclusive, hideaway Blackrock suburban development of solid, solid homes.

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Ballinskellig beauty in the eye of the beholders

A five-minute walk down the road to the Skellig Chocolate factory. How sweet is that? Trish Dromey reports

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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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Signs of quality investment —inside and out

A three-storey 1890s build has been lovingly restored to perfect condition, says Tommy Barker

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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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Dublin's Moore Street and O'Connell Street to be transformed under new plans

The new plan will see a new east-west pedestrian street between O'Connell Street and Moore Street, two new civic squares, shops, offices, apartments, a hotel and a metro station.

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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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Ballymaloe Cottage a tasty offering in East Cork

Eve Kelliher reports on the sale of 1860s-built Ballymaloe Cottage, located adjacent to the world-famous Ballymaloe Country House.

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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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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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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 owners.

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Glounthaune shop secures planning permission for €2m redevelopment

A Glounthaune shop has secured planning permission for an extensive €2m redevelopment.

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Buying a new house? Phil Spencer reveals the warning signs to walk away from now

It’s all about Information, information, information, says the property guru. Luke Rix-Standing finds out more.

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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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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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Personal design stamp adds to appeal of Cloyne home

And they called it puppy love... Tommy Barker says an open plan layout in a young family-designed home will create a lot of interest.

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Waterford city property just ready to bloom

Trish Dromey admires a large modern home in an exclusive area just minutes from Waterford city centre.

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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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€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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Buying a home gets harder: Cuckoo funds a renewed imperialism

It may be a renewal of the post-1960s optimism that declared the 1970s would be socialist to suggest, or even hope, that the arrival of cuckoo funds might force us to decide whether this is a society or an economy and act accordingly.

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Vintage View: Historic kitchen designs, from railway carriages to Bauhaus brilliance

Kya deLongchamps selects the key ingredients of history’s top-performing kitchens

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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 in activity levels.

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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 sized 21-acre lot on the other side of the city, price-guided at €200,000 per acre at Mungret.

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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 huge viewing interest and volumes of visitors when Cork's Ballincollig development Heathfield finally unveils its first showhouse, and 27 units

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Matt Jones: Carving his own niche

Matt Jones: With wood, you work with what nature provides you with. It’s as you find it and the woodturner’s job is to show off those colours and that grain

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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 the Bon Secours, the Hayfield or Heatherfield developments or even Bishopstown’s Highfield. All of those prescriptive ‘good’ Cork addresses have a preponderance of medics in situ, buying and selling.

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A warm Limerick home of comfort and charm with period restoration

The owners of Belvedere have kept this beautiful property close to its original design with period restoration, writes Trish Dromey

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Shipshape home basks in the sun

Dip a toe in the Cork market at Carrigaloe’s Meetogue, says Tommy Barker

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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, south-east of Cork city, and now, for the first time in its 37-year history, is set to change hands.

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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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Centurion’s got site momentum

A second showhouse opens at Cork’s Aylesbury, where there have been 16 sales to date, says Tommy Barker Aylesbury, Ballintemple, Cork

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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 Quay Shopping Centre: it is moving instead to suburban retail park.

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Property prices in Dublin drop in first quarter of 2019

It is according to the REA Average House Price Index for Quarter One.

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Sacré Bleu: 5,000 sq ft Ballina home is full of surprises

You could hold a wedding in this 5,000 sq ft Ballina home — in fact that’s what its owners did, writes Trish Dromey.

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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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