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# Homes

All time
# cutting your cloth
Take 4: Homes for every budget
Here is our pick of properties from €250k up to €1 million.
# Raking it in
What part of the country will bring you the biggest return on investment property?
Investors can expect a return of between 5% and 8% broadly speaking.
# Lucky Escape
Two bags of bombs were left near army base in residential area
The bags were left by a fence and were set to explode at 11.35pm last night.
# Sold
A whole estate of 46 houses sold for nearly €3 million today
Sixty-five grand a house. Not bad.
# first fix
Irish Water to start fixing leaks - even if they're inside your gate
The company said it has identified leaks at Irish homes that are wasting enough water to fill 18 Olympic pools each day.
# no place like home
How will the new mortgage rules impact first-time buyers?
It’s tough out there. How tough?
# Your Say
Poll: Do you plan to buy your own home?
Are you a lifelong renter or do you want the property ladder?
# Northern Ireland
Up to 6,500 homes left without water
Workers with NI Water are currently involved in a dispute over pensions.
# scandinavian luxury
This gorgeous eco-friendly house produces more than 3 times the energy it needs
Architects haven’t scrimped on luxury… The extra energy is used to heat an outdoor swimming pool, and there’s a sauna too.
# Ireland's Past
Mother and baby home survivor: My son is in his 42nd year - I might never get to hug him
Survivors of mother and baby homes were given clarity today on the powers that will be given to the commission of inquiry.
# Ireland's Past
The Government is on track to finally investigate mother-and-baby homes
Survivors want a fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them.
# Housing
The IMF is a fan of the Central Bank's mortgage rules
But it says that reform of the rental market is needed.
# gaffs
Mortgage rates drop: First Permanent TSB, now BoI ring in the changes
But only new customers will reap the full rewards.
# Blaze
Homes destroyed in worst bushfires in South Australia for three decades
More than a dozen homes have already been destroyed in the fire and there are concerns that lives could be at risk.
# lives at risk
Dozens of homes feared destroyed by raging fires in South Australia
Firefighters have been struggling to contain the blaze due to strong winds.
# bubble bubble
Property prices rose by 16.3% last year - and they're not expected to stop climbing
The highest rise was in Dublin.
# in time for christmas
Six homeless people just got the keys to their new houses
It’s all thanks to ALONE.
# Bethany Home
Fears that survivors will die before mother-and-baby home probe even begins
The founder of one survivors’ group said they don’t want any more p
# Redress
Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them
It is anticipated the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry will be discussed by Cabinet next week.
# renovation station
Trying to work with an older extension - how one architect solved the problem
A Wexford couple wanted a bigger kitchen – they got a whole new feel to their home into the bargain.
# cutting your cloth
Take 4: Homes for every budget around Ireland
Here is our pick of properties from €250,000… up to €1 million.
# Vienna
Austrian police raid homes, prayer rooms and mosques for jihad recruiters
150 people have so far been discovered leaving Austria to join jihadists in Syria and Iraq.
# fantasy flats
Would you live in apartment blocks like these? Sure you would
A fresh view on apartment living at the World Architecture Festival.
# Des Res
Hot Property: Light and space at Cuil Min
A perfect family home.
Voices
Opinion: Six things that need to change in Ireland's rental market
The rented sector as we traditionally know it is not keeping pace in terms of quantity or quality.
# Hawaii
WATCH: People are fleeing their homes because of this deadly lava
The lava is from the Kilauea volcano, and is flowing 17 metres an hour.
# Des Res
Hot Property: Sea views to live for at St Leonard's
Tea for one on the breakfast deck please.
# fantasy homes
The most extraordinary houses built in the world this year
Feast your eyes on these.
# Home Sweet Home
Saving to buy your first home? Michael Noonan had some good news for you...
First time buyers will get a refund on the money they saved for their deposit.
# court orders
There were 365 repossession orders made in the first 6 months of this year
There were 313 made in the Circuit Court and 52 made in the High Court.
Voices
Opinion: Questions remain unanswered over the Tuam mother-and-baby home
To understand what happened, it is vital to hold inquests into the deaths of all those buried at the site of the former home.
# Mortgage Your Future
Buying a house? Here's what you need to be earning under the new rules
The Central Bank has revealed some new guidelines to banks. Here’s how they might affect you.
# Mortgage Arrears Crisis
Worried about losing your home? These guides are for you
The guides cover both the Circuit and High courts.
# homeless ireland
These experts say giving someone a home isn't a 'solution' to homelessness
We speak to people working in Cork Simon and Sophia Housing, and find out the issue is much more complex than it might appear.
# housing stock
A new plan to deal with the social housing crisis is on its way
Alan Kelly wants the plan to be before the government within the next few weeks.
# thornton heights
President Higgins opens new housing scheme named after 1916 rebel female doctor
It took 10 years for the scheme in Inchicore to be completed.
# Glossary Over It
Learning the lingo - how to talk the talk when buying your first house
EA? BER? WTF? We’re here to explain it all.
# up up up
Good news: Fewer homes are in negative equity
The author of the report David Duffy says it is expected house prices will continue to increase in 2014.
# Inquiry
Exclusion of institutions from inquiry concerning to mother-and-baby groups
Groups representing mothers and their children question why some institutions may not be included.
# protective edge
Footage from Gaza: Israel uses 'knock on the roof' bomb warning before destroying home
The technique has been condemned by Amnesty International.