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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Boom!

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.
# Daft Report
'A cause for huge concern': Rents now 30% higher than Celtic Tiger peak
The Daft.ie report found that rents nationwide have risen by 11.3% in the last year.
# Not Bad
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.
# DJ
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.
# getting boomier
'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 Daft.ie Rent Report found.
# Boom to Bust
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.”
# Watch Out
Dara Ó Briain cracked a photographer with a sliotar while playing hurling at the home of English cricket
An accident, of course.
# pause
House price growth 'unexpectedly slowed' in Dublin in December
Experts say new schemes to help buyers are likely to push prices up again.
# up and up and up
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.
# Fáilte Ireland
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.
# zucker punch
Mark Zuckerberg had an excellent response to a question about 'dating the nerd' in school
*applause*
The 15 greatest photobombers of 2015, ranked in reverse order
The art of photobombing is not dead.
# Apartment
Houses are becoming less and less affordable... again
But don’t worry, property prices are still well below the boom time peak
# Cannonball
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.
# eating the competition
Jurassic World just had a MASSIVE weekend
The film has gone to number one in the 66 markets it has been released in internationally.
# getting boomier
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.
# celtic tiger
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.
# Property Prices
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%.
# obsessed much?
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.
# Boom!
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.
# boomshakalaka
This dunk from the 19-year-old 'Greek Freak' lit up the NBA last night
From there, son.
# sure why not?
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)
# Lucky for some
Oooomph! 13 huge hits that shook our bones in rugby this year
“Are you ready to give up, or are you thirsty for more?”
# Sucking diesel
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.
# CSO
Property prices in Dublin are 25% higher than this time last year...
… but that still puts them 37.8% lower than their 2007 peak.
# Build it up
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”.
# property supplements
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.
# Boom!
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.
# Property Prices
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.
# gaffs
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.
# Boom!
Wide receiver catches two footballs while doing a backflip
Logan Hutton, take a bow.
# comedy of errors
Jermaine Jones floored by referee and Good-night John Boye for Ghana
Four-month FIFA ban for the ref?
# pop
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.
# i'll burst ye
The ultimate coke-mentos eruption involves nutella and a condom
He might be a bit hoarse after this.
# roar
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.
# Boom!
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).
# Boom!
VIDEO: Is this the best dunk of the NBA season so far?
The answer is yes by the way.
# donegolazo
Seamus Coleman piledriver breaks the deadlock for Everton
Boom!