Property Archive

Pyrite tales

ANN-MARIE HARDIMAN explores the human side of the pyrite issue with two families whose homes were severely affected. CASE 1 – A cracking tale The first clue Niamh Geraghty had that there might be a problem with her home in Drynam Hall in Kinsealy in Dublin was in April 2005, when she and

The PYRITE guide

Everything you ever wanted to know about pyrite, but were afraid to ask. KRYSTYNA RAWICZ gives us the details. It is estimated that some 20,000 homes, principally in the North Dublin area, but also in Meath, Kildare and North Wicklow, are affected by the pyrite problem. In the longer term, it is possible

Registering title

JENNIFER DEMPSEY explains the implications for vendors and purchasers of compulsory registration. There are two mutually exclusive systems for registering title in Ireland: the Registry of Deeds; and, the Land Registry. Both are now controlled and managed by the Property Registration Authority. Confusingly, land registered in the Registry of Deeds is stated

What’s it worth?

A number of indices seek to analyse and predict property prices in Ireland, but all need to be interpreted in context, says FRANK HARRINGTON. The dramatic changes that have taken place in house prices since the late 1990s have led to a significant interest in how prices

Six years a growing…

Preliminary population data from the Census has interesting implications, says PETER STAFFORD. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has released some preliminary data on the regional population of Ireland, which was gathered at the Census in April 2011. While there is much more information to come, this preliminary