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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# On the ladder

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Rory Best using new Seattle role to test his appetite for a life in coaching
The former Ireland and Ulster hooker has joined the MLR side until the end of the 2021 season.
Ex-Ireland midfielder takes on coaching role with Shamrock Rovers academy
Keith Fahey joins his former club as U15 assistant coach for the 2019 season.
First-time buyers will be able to get government-backed mortgages
Applicants can choose a fixed rate of interest for the duration of the loan.
Central Bank decides NOT to change mortgage deposit rules for first-time buyers
There will be some slight changes in January to loan-to-income limits and collateral for purchase-to-renovate mortgages.
Mortgages are easier to get, but that's helping house prices go up
House prices in the rest of Ireland increased 11.8% over the period to June.
Thinking about getting a mortgage? It could take you over six years to save for a deposit
New research shows first-time buyers will rely on a family contribution for a deposit.
How old is the average first-time house buyer?
They’re getting older.