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# Education
Housebuyers pay €5,600 more on average to live close to a secondary school
Homeowners pay a 2.6% premium to live near a secondary school, according to the latest Research Report.
# daniel day
The Luas effect: People pay more to live close (but not too close) to a tram stop
New stats underscore why Dublin estate agents are so keen on pointing out how near the local Luas or train station is.
# Dismissed
Man who sexually assaulted student while viewing room loses appeal
The court heard that on the way out of the apartment, the man pulled a hair from the student’s head and put it in his wallet.
# up up and away
House prices outside of Dublin are flying up
It is still quite a bit pricier to live in the capital.
# Rent
Good news for landlords, bad news for everyone else
The Rental report has just been released, and it’s not looking good for renters.
# held hostage
This strange Dublin rental has a little something extra in every room
Does it come with the flat, or…?
# Daft
8 of Dublin's most laughable rental properties
“Country girls only”.
# stain'd
There's something awfully wrong with the bed in this Wexford flat listing
Oh god oh god oh god.
# rent asunder
Spoof ad perfectly sums up the Dublin housing market
“Let the games commence”
# shovel ready
This week’s vital property news: The new Daft report and a cap on the property tax
Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.
# Dead Money?
Buying or renting? Which should you be doing?’s latest report has the figures you need.
# Dead Money?
The figures are in: Are you paying above average for your rented property?
People are now not driven to commuter belts by a preference for green space – but by the hard maths of affordability.
# go to sleep
This Dublin room for rent comes with one extremely creepy detail
Whoever lived here last liked their artwork, alright.
# country gals
Daft house share seeks 'country girls only'
# Pricey
Is this Dalkey tower Ireland's most expensive one-bedroom house?
Living the dream.
# steep
This is what €700 a month will get you in Phibsborough... and it's bleak
* fails to swing a cat*
# Lone Ranger
Can you sell your house without an estate agent?
Making a sale on your home can be profitable – although it’s not without its pitfalls.
# Property
People will pay more to live near a school (regardless of how good it is)
As a national average, people pay 2.6% more to live within 200 metres of a primary school.
# gaffs
The week in the property market in 3 graphics
The statistical breakdown you should look at if you’re thinking of stepping onto the property ladder.
# Rising prices
Number of properties on the market 'at lowest level' since 2007
A new report puts the average national asking price at €195,000.
# billion dollar baby
Someone has rented a billion euro house in Clondalkin
Doesn’t even have a pool!
# Happy Holidays
The accidental photos on this Daft advert are something quite special
Er, what?
# swank
This five-star Powerscourt Hotel suite is on for less than most Dublin flats
Rent allowance accepted.
# Squeaky Bum Time
This Dublin rental ad offers a little more than you bargained for
The barefaced cheek of it all.
# flat pack
Here is the most depressing Dublin rental ad you'll ever see
Perfect for any future wizards.
# €75000 or less
Thinking of buying? Here's 11 of the cheapest homes on the market right now
Asking prices are up around 3.5 per cent on this time last year, and the lack of supply’s been pushing up prices in Dublin. But what’s on offer for less than €75,000?
# bedsit
This Dublin rental is the smallest 'apartment' you'll see today
All back to mine, yeah?
# the search
16 struggles anyone who has house-hunted in Dublin will understand
AKA the worst.
# Close quarters
Odd ad will only rent to two girls sharing a bed
This man doesn’t want just one girl. No way.
# Property
Rise in Dublin house prices masks fall in every other part of the country
The 2013 house price report from property website shows more evidence of Ireland’s two-tier housing market.
# horse inside
Does the horse come with the house?
The house is for sale in Co. Clare. We’re not sure about the horse.
# Property
Dublin house prices rise but supply, not bubble, the key worry says economist
Prices in Dublin were up by 7.7 per cent on last year but prices dropped in every other county in the state according to
# so daft
The most laughable rental images you'll ever see
“Unique living space” = toilet is in the living room.
# Property Porn
If we're out of recession, should we rent Eddie Irvine's old pad?
It’s only €7,500 a month, you know.
# Trading Places
Fancy views like this on your doorstep? Well, one Aucklander's looking for a house-swap...
Oh, did we mention the deal includes use of a yacht?
# Rents
This map shows you why rent is rising in Dublin more than anywhere else
The latest rental report from the property website shows that while rents are increasing significantly in the capital they are rising much slower elsewhere, indicating a lack of supply according to economist Ronan Lyons.
# For Sale
Entire housing estate for sale in Galway
Have a few million euro to spare?
# Daft Love
Housemate search ends in Daft marriage
Eight years after meeting on, Denise and Vaughn tied the knot. Read their story…
# Property Prices
Dublin property market showing signs of stabilisation - reports
Meanwhile, house prices nationally were down 1.8 per cent in Q1 2013, says.