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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Boom!

This year
McIlroy drives 375-yard 18th for tap-in eagle as he stays in WGC Match Play hunt
Shane Lowry made a disappointing early exit at Austin Country Club, but Séamus Power can still advance.
All time
Joshua finally vanquishes game Pulev with devastating ninth-round knockout
The Briton floored Pulev four times before the Bulgarian was finally unable to continue.
'A cause for huge concern': Rents now 30% higher than Celtic Tiger peak
The report found that rents nationwide have risen by 11.3% in the last year.
Sign him up! Marcelo's 8-year-old son dazzles Madrid dressing room in header challenge
‘Dad’s pride. This is family.’
'The Celtic Tiger was ridiculous - it was a moment that needed to be dramatised'
We talk to Isobel Mahon, the writer and star of the play Boom?, which looks at boom-time Ireland.
Dustin Johnson smashes a drive almost 500 yards - but it won't count as a record
The world number one took some of his frustration out at the par-five 12th hole in Austin last night.
'Deeply troubling': Dublin rent €380 higher a month than at Celtic Tiger peak
The lowest average rents were in Leitrim, at €542; and Donegal, at €599, a Rent Report found.
Impossible for Premier League spending to be sustainable, warns Spurs boss Levy
“Somebody spending £200m more than they’re earning, eventually it catches up with you.”
Dara Ó Briain cracked a photographer with a sliotar while playing hurling at the home of English cricket
An accident, of course.
House price growth 'unexpectedly slowed' in Dublin in December
Experts say new schemes to help buyers are likely to push prices up again.
The price of property across the country continues to go one way
The price of houses in the South East has gone up almost 10% in the last three months, alone.
Business up for vast majority of hoteliers across the country
A new survey shows four out of five hotels said that they had experienced increased profitability.
Mark Zuckerberg had an excellent response to a question about 'dating the nerd' in school
The 15 greatest photobombers of 2015, ranked in reverse order
The art of photobombing is not dead.
Houses are becoming less and less affordable... again
But don’t worry, property prices are still well below the boom time peak
Not even Roger could handle this monstrous, history-making serve sent down by Sam Groth
It was the second-fastest ever serve recorded at Wimbledon.
Jurassic World just had a MASSIVE weekend
The film has gone to number one in the 66 markets it has been released in internationally.
Up. Up. Down... Housing construction surged, then slowed to a trickle late last year
We’re in for a “turbulent” year in the home construction sector in 2015, it’s being predicted.
Manual workers were 140% more likely to die than professionals during the boom
Rich or poor, life expectancy for all groups in Ireland is at an all time high – but the gap between those groups has increased.
Buying a house in Dublin? You'll feel the brunt of the new mortgage rules the most
In Dublin, property values are estimated to have risen by 19.5%.
Klaus Regling has said the Irish were 'obsessed' with property
The ECB man told the banking inquiry it is hard to overstate the part our ‘cultural attitude’ played in the crisis.
Rory McIlroy has only gone and bagged first professional hole-in-one in Abu Dhabi
The world number one holed on the 15th during this morning’s second round.
This dunk from the 19-year-old 'Greek Freak' lit up the NBA last night
From there, son.
The world could be booming again by the end of 2015
This is according to UK think tank the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr)
Oooomph! 13 huge hits that shook our bones in rugby this year
“Are you ready to give up, or are you thirsty for more?”
This has been a pretty massive year for car sales
Figures for new vehicles licenced have hit a five year high.
We need to rethink the laws of physics after seeing Paul O'Connell driven backwards by Cudmore
The Canadian had a little help, but it was still a monstrous hit.
Property prices in Dublin are 25% higher than this time last year...
… but that still puts them 37.8% lower than their 2007 peak.
Pressure is on to get building, but those in construction need to learn new skills
The Irish Green Building Council says Ireland is going through a “revolution in standards and regulation”.
What role did the media have in the financial crisis? The banking inquiry wants to find out
Terms of reference for the investigation into the collapse of the Irish banking system were finalised today.
6.5 hours, 19 innings into a baseball game, Albert Pujols hit this walk-off home run
The LA Angels and Boston Red Sox played an epic last night.
Daft report: More houses coming onto market, Dublin prices up by 21 per cent
There were also price rises in Cork and Galway, but decreases in Limerick and Waterford cities.
Asking prices up nationally for first time since peak of property boom
While the property market in the rest of the country is now on the move, there is still a huge gap between Dublin prices and those outside the capital.
Wide receiver catches two footballs while doing a backflip
Logan Hutton, take a bow.
Jermaine Jones floored by referee and Good-night John Boye for Ghana
Four-month FIFA ban for the ref?
Bubble? What bubble? Here's why Noonan isn't worried by rising property prices
The finance minister noted that prices are still 47 per cent lower than their 2007 peak.
The ultimate coke-mentos eruption involves nutella and a condom
He might be a bit hoarse after this.
Estate agents report "mini-boom" as price increases spread outside Dublin
A survey by the Real Estate Alliance reveals an average rise in prices across the country of 6 per cent.
This is quite a belter from Gareth Bale
Bale’s 12th goal of the season helped Real Madrid back to the top of La Liga (for now).
VIDEO: Is this the best dunk of the NBA season so far?
The answer is yes by the way.