Entries by Rowan Fitzgerald

Anger as Government defeats the Anti-Evictions Bill

An AAA – PBF bill put before the Dail was narrowly defeated yesterday. The final vote count was 51 51 and the casting vote by Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail resulted in support for the Government.  Home Sweet Home the housing campaign who were responsible for taking over Apollo House in Dublin last month condemned the Government for […]

20 towns set to get rent caps after price review

Towns in Limerick and Waterford are not expected to see rent caps introduced following the outcome of the Housing Agency’s review but could be designated as pressure zones in a future audit. The minister was criticised when he introduced his rent strategy as only areas in Dublin and Cork were designated as pressure zones. Fianna […]

Building in Limerick on the Up

According to the latest edition of GeoView Residential Buildings Report Limerick has the fourth highest number of residential units under construction. In the last quarter of 2016 there were 4910 buildings classified as under construction nationwide of which 315 were in Limerick city and county.  The national average price for a house is reported to […]

Could Limerick become our second city?

David Jeffreys is among a number of optimists who think Limerick has a big future as the nations second city. He arrived in Limerick to study IT. With university friend John Savage, they set up their own IT company, Action Point, which now employs 80. His wife, who is Dr Sarah Harney, moved to the […]

Sova to withdraw notices on Limerick apartment tenants

Minister for housing Simon Coveney said that the Property Management company for The Strand Apartments, which had served notice to  to quit on tenants in the complex has decided to withdraw the notices. Over 10 tenants had been given notice by management on behalf of the owners Oak Tree capital, a vulture fund, that wants […]