Winter 2012 Archive

Young Chartered Surveyors Committee update

It has been a busy few months for the Young Chartered Surveyors Committee. The business card BBQ took place on September 28 in Merrion Square. About 70 young members were joined by representatives from The Irish Times, and the YCSI handed over a cheque for €1,500 to Focus Ireland.  The Young Surveyors annual ball was held in

We want tax

PETER STAFFORD outlines the Society’s submission to Government on the property tax. It took the collapse of the property market for many in the Government to properly understand the scale of the exchequer’s reliance on stamp duty as a source of income. In 2007, at the height of the housing market, a full 14%

Padraig Mulcahy (1920-2012)

Born in June 1920 into a very active nationalist and political family, Padraig Mulcahy did his schooling in Colaiste Mhuire CBS and Mount St Joseph’s, Roscrea. He commenced his professional career as a quantity surveyor in the practice of A E Smith in the late 1930s, followed by spells in Dublin Corporation, Wimpeys

Culture Night

For the first time it was decided to open No. 38 to the public on September 21 as part of Culture Night. The building was open from 5.30pm until 10.00pm and visitors were shown around the Conference Room and Board Room by members of staff, together with a volunteer from the

Tax facts

TOM DUNNE clarifies the issues surrounding different forms of property tax. The debate about property taxes can be intense and often this is due to a lack of clarity about the concepts involved, not to mention the exact meaning of terms used. Such lack of clarity is always a recipe for unhelpful