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# celtic-tiger - This year 2022

Apartment owners vote against proposal they pay €68,000 each to fix fire safety defects
# Dublin
# Dublin

Apartment owners vote against proposal they pay €68,000 each to fix fire safety defects

Oct 21st 2022, 12:05 AM 53,501 Views 59 Comments

‘People didn’t vote ‘no’ because they don’t want the work to be done. We voted ‘no’ because we don’t have the money,’ said one owner.

Property Price Index exceeds Celtic Tiger peak but growth slows in July
# Property Prices
# Property Prices

Property Price Index exceeds Celtic Tiger peak but growth slows in July

Sep 14th 2022, 11:42 AM 12,986 Views 18 Comments

Residential property prices increased by 13% in the year to July.

Final report on Celtic Tiger era apartment defects to be sent to minister
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

Final report on Celtic Tiger era apartment defects to be sent to minister

Jul 22nd 2022, 6:45 AM 10,283 Views 8 Comments

As many as 100,000 apartments and duplexes may be affected by these issues.

'I just can't afford it': €15k fire safety repair bill for Dublin apartment homeowners
# Swords
# Swords

'I just can't afford it': €15k fire safety repair bill for Dublin apartment homeowners

Apr 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 69,757 Views 0 Comments

The owner management company said legal advice has been sought but the original developer company has been liquidated.

# celtic-tiger - All time

Economic disaster, diaries and hand-dryers: Inside the most powerful government department
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Economic disaster, diaries and hand-dryers: Inside the most powerful government department

Jan 5th 2020, 10:00 PM 19,198 Views 12 Comments

From the Cuban Missile Crisis to Roger Casement statues, the Department of Finance is involved in nearly every government decision.

Boomtime beauties: 6 Celtic Tiger buildings that deserve more appreciation, according to architects
# Insider Guide
# Insider Guide

Boomtime beauties: 6 Celtic Tiger buildings that deserve more appreciation, according to architects

May 8th 2019, 5:43 PM 17,271 Views 17 Comments

Plus one that continues to divide opinion.

'It wasn't like the All-Ireland but it was something else' - McManus thrilled for friend Woods
# Celtic Tiger
From The42
# Celtic Tiger

'It wasn't like the All-Ireland but it was something else' - McManus thrilled for friend Woods

Apr 16th 2019, 12:01 AM 9,927 Views 7 Comments

The Limerick native says that the 43-year-old’s victory at Augusta National was ‘one of the iconic moments in sport.’

Siptu firefighters call for fire risk assessment of all Celtic Tiger buildings
# Dublin Fire Brigade
# Dublin Fire Brigade

Siptu firefighters call for fire risk assessment of all Celtic Tiger buildings

Mar 11th 2019, 7:30 PM 10,370 Views 14 Comments

Siptu said that buildings constructed between 2000 and 2014 was when “so-called light-touch regulation was at its most extreme”.

'A cause for huge concern': Rents now 30% higher than Celtic Tiger peak
# Daft Report
# Daft Report

'A cause for huge concern': Rents now 30% higher than Celtic Tiger peak

Nov 12th 2018, 6:15 AM 34,827 Views 65 Comments

The Daft.ie report found that rents nationwide have risen by 11.3% in the last year.

Structural issues could affect 40 schools as Taoiseach says it will be difficult to find alternative classrooms
# Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger

Structural issues could affect 40 schools as Taoiseach says it will be difficult to find alternative classrooms

Oct 24th 2018, 8:48 AM 38,970 Views 81 Comments

Leo Varadkar has promised to “pursue the builder in the courts” in order to get the issues resolved.

Galway United set to benefit from proposed soccer centre of excellence
# Soccer Hub
From The42
# Soccer Hub

Galway United set to benefit from proposed soccer centre of excellence

Oct 18th 2018, 6:22 PM 6,643 Views 17 Comments

A €20 million investment will be used to develop what was formerly the GAA’s Mountain South site.

Profile: The rise and fall of Anglo's David Drumm
# Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger

Profile: The rise and fall of Anglo's David Drumm

Jun 24th 2018, 9:45 AM 15,658 Views 47 Comments

The former chief executive was this week jailed for six years.

€4000 model car among 3,000 items sold off from Café En Seine auction
# For Sale
# For Sale

€4000 model car among 3,000 items sold off from Café En Seine auction

Jun 19th 2018, 9:17 PM 40,833 Views 25 Comments

The bar was a hotspot during the Celtic Tiger.

'The Celtic Tiger was ridiculous - it was a moment that needed to be dramatised'

'The Celtic Tiger was ridiculous - it was a moment that needed to be dramatised'

Mar 25th 2018, 1:00 PM 34,630 Views 18 Comments

We talk to Isobel Mahon, the writer and star of the play Boom?, which looks at boom-time Ireland.

It's 'unlikely' big housebuilders will buy any of the remaining 250 ghost estates
# The Boom
# The Boom

It's 'unlikely' big housebuilders will buy any of the remaining 250 ghost estates

Mar 11th 2018, 12:00 PM 22,915 Views 97 Comments

Asset management firm Investec says there are ‘few if any’ opportunities for the main construction firms.

Items from Clerys, Shelbourne Hotel and iconic Celtic Tiger nightclubs going under the hammer
# Going Going Gone
# Going Going Gone

Items from Clerys, Shelbourne Hotel and iconic Celtic Tiger nightclubs going under the hammer

Feb 24th 2018, 9:00 AM 28,912 Views 6 Comments

A host of items from Howl at the Moon and the Residence Club are to be sold off.

What Percent Celtic Tiger Cub Are You?
# The Boom Baby
From The Daily Edge
# The Boom Baby

What Percent Celtic Tiger Cub Are You?

Jan 13th 2018, 9:30 PM 11,125 Views 3 Comments

We can tell you.

This video about Irish mobile phone usage in 2006 on RTÉ Archives is peak Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger
From The Daily Edge
# Celtic Tiger

This video about Irish mobile phone usage in 2006 on RTÉ Archives is peak Celtic Tiger

Dec 10th 2017, 8:00 PM 7,541 Views 3 Comments

“A lot of people have one phone for during the week, and another for the weekend.”

One of Ireland's biggest developers says it may never repay its €120m debt
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

One of Ireland's biggest developers says it may never repay its €120m debt

Dec 10th 2017, 8:30 AM 44,951 Views 39 Comments

Gannon Homes was founded by prominent Celtic Tiger builder Gerry Gannon.

Whatever happened to... a gigantic underwater tunnel linking Ireland and the UK?
# Sea Link
# Sea Link

Whatever happened to... a gigantic underwater tunnel linking Ireland and the UK?

Nov 26th 2017, 6:00 PM 71,934 Views 80 Comments

The idea to connect the two islands by rail has been around for over 100 years.

Ireland's 'lost decade' ends as domestic spending returns to Celtic Tiger peak
# Growth
# Growth

Ireland's 'lost decade' ends as domestic spending returns to Celtic Tiger peak

Aug 8th 2017, 9:00 AM 36,887 Views 149 Comments

Goodbody said the Irish economy will reach full employment by the end of next year.

This chart shows the massive drop in housing supply compared to the Celtic Tiger years
# Population Growth
# Population Growth

This chart shows the massive drop in housing supply compared to the Celtic Tiger years

Apr 22nd 2017, 11:00 AM 12,586 Views 35 Comments

One homeless charity says the government’s housing plan is moving far too slowly.

Whatever happened to... A giant Disneyland-style theme park in north Dublin?
# Vega City
# Vega City

Whatever happened to... A giant Disneyland-style theme park in north Dublin?

Apr 18th 2017, 6:20 AM 28,879 Views 18 Comments

The development would have been the biggest ever in Ireland – even including a monorail.

18 things that are inextricably linked to the Celtic Tiger
# Spend That Ssia
From The Daily Edge
# Spend That Ssia

18 things that are inextricably linked to the Celtic Tiger

Apr 16th 2017, 1:00 PM 11,388 Views 3 Comments

Eddie, extensions, and eating paninis.

How much fun did your family have during the Celtic Tiger?
# Celtic Tiger
From The Daily Edge
# Celtic Tiger

How much fun did your family have during the Celtic Tiger?

Mar 26th 2017, 8:00 PM 14,077 Views 2 Comments

It’s time to add up the ensuites and second properties to measure how much fun you had during the Celtic Tiger .

Whatever happened to... A Luas light-rail system for Cork city?
# Republic Of Luas
# Republic Of Luas

Whatever happened to... A Luas light-rail system for Cork city?

Mar 4th 2017, 7:15 AM 19,618 Views 40 Comments

Trams have been a success in Dublin, and there were hopes the southern city could follow suit.

Two men face trial accused of stealing €250k in Celtic Tiger-era land deal
# Courts
# Courts

Two men face trial accused of stealing €250k in Celtic Tiger-era land deal

Feb 22nd 2017, 7:01 PM 20,747 Views 0 Comments

The two Louth men stand accused of tricking a man by telling them they were involved in a €35 million deal.

Whatever happened to... Cable cars suspended hundreds of feet above the River Liffey?
# Pie In The Sky
# Pie In The Sky

Whatever happened to... Cable cars suspended hundreds of feet above the River Liffey?

Feb 9th 2017, 6:32 PM 1,088 Views 0 Comments

The developer behind ‘Suas’ wanted to create a Dublin icon like the London Eye or Eiffel Tower

Whatever happened to... A billion-euro 'park in the sky' on O'Connell Street?
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

Whatever happened to... A billion-euro 'park in the sky' on O'Connell Street?

Feb 4th 2017, 8:00 AM 23,505 Views 31 Comments

Developer Joe O’Reilly had grand plans to revitalise Dublin’s main street.

Whatever happened to... A €460m 'Las Vegas-style' casino in Tipperary?
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

Whatever happened to... A €460m 'Las Vegas-style' casino in Tipperary?

Jan 7th 2017, 8:15 AM 36,490 Views 31 Comments

The project is the brainchild of businessman Richard Quirke, one of Ireland’s richest men.

Whatever happened to... A massive Chinese business centre in Westmeath?
# Athlone
# Athlone

Whatever happened to... A massive Chinese business centre in Westmeath?

Jan 2nd 2017, 6:00 AM 31,828 Views 27 Comments

It was hoped that the huge €175m Athlone-China hub would create thousands of jobs.

Whatever happened to... The long-overdue Metro North?
# Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger

Whatever happened to... The long-overdue Metro North?

Dec 29th 2016, 11:00 PM 32,130 Views 67 Comments

We look at the many delays to the project, which was talked about as far back as 2001.

Investors blamed for 'dramatic' rise in Dublin house prices
# Vicious Circle
# Vicious Circle

Investors blamed for 'dramatic' rise in Dublin house prices

Nov 17th 2016, 2:57 PM 16,848 Views 31 Comments

Rising prices are forcing people into the rental market, pushing rents up and making properties more attractive to landlords.

Solicitor admits stealing from clients to help pay €6.5m debts from property boom
# Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger

Solicitor admits stealing from clients to help pay €6.5m debts from property boom

Nov 8th 2016, 6:30 AM 26,481 Views 0 Comments

The woman will be sentenced in two weeks’ time.

The average commuter adds 800 calories a week to their diet, a new report has found
# Commuting
# Commuting

The average commuter adds 800 calories a week to their diet, a new report has found

Aug 24th 2016, 10:39 PM 24,300 Views 36 Comments

Research from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) suggests that people who commute for long periods of time are potentially “shortening their lives”.

Rents in Dublin have now smashed through their highest Celtic Tiger price level
# The Only Way Is Up
# The Only Way Is Up

Rents in Dublin have now smashed through their highest Celtic Tiger price level

Jun 9th 2016, 8:09 AM 25,678 Views 103 Comments

The pace of price growth has slowed in recent times, however.

Ireland's most dangerous homes: 'The wood of the balcony crumbled like Weetabix'
# Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger

Ireland's most dangerous homes: 'The wood of the balcony crumbled like Weetabix'

May 16th 2016, 3:15 PM 35,352 Views 25 Comments

A new documentary questions the safety of homes built in the Celtic Tiger era.

Catching a fugitive: How ex-solicitor Michael Lynn stayed on the run for eight years
# Boy In Brazil
# Boy In Brazil

Catching a fugitive: How ex-solicitor Michael Lynn stayed on the run for eight years

Feb 17th 2016, 12:36 PM 20,120 Views 0 Comments

Facing criminal charges, he could soon be back in Ireland.

How boomy is this? Big boost in car sales but good luck getting your banger insured
# Motoring On
# Motoring On

How boomy is this? Big boost in car sales but good luck getting your banger insured

Jan 14th 2016, 3:13 PM 28,678 Views 84 Comments

There was a 30% boost in private cars being licenced last year.

More people have flown through Dublin Airport this year than ever before
# On The Up
# On The Up

More people have flown through Dublin Airport this year than ever before

Dec 5th 2015, 10:25 AM 11,009 Views 55 Comments

There has been a big increase in the number of routes through the airport.

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