Entries by Anne Da Silva

Heavenly Living in Converted Convent – Hampton Drumcondra, D9

  Another opportunity for lovers of church property will spring up soon at Hampton, after An Bord Pleanála granted planning permission for 54 houses, 39 apartments and a 69-bed nursing home within the high walls of a former Carmelite convent in Drumcondra. The Carmelite nuns ran an enclosed order on the Hampton site for about […]

Ghost-Watching in Howth

  The poet William Butler Yeats lived in Howth for a couple of years, when he was a teenager, at a time when he was likely to have been impressionable. The family moved to a cliffside cottage in 1881, when Yeats was 15. The village at the time was a small and windswept fishing community […]

Life in the Jameson family mansion could be yours for €895k

Sutton Castle, once the country home of the Jameson whiskey family, is perched on the cliffs of Sutton and set in seven and a half acres of magnificent gardens with strolling paths and water features, against a wooded hillside backdrop of mature trees. Now an upmarket apartment development, it’s a location that will appeal to […]

Well worth a read…….some brief extracts with interesting points of view from the Irish Independents Mark Keenan and the IPAV on current property matters.

IPAV have recently proposed new measures to tackle the housing crisis and to reduce the cost of new home prices. The document is aimed towards the new government and has a range of suggestions; Incentivise builders by providing finance at interest rates of between 1% and 3%.  The current high rates of interest of 15 […]