Drop in the number of first-time buyers approved for mortgages

According to a recent report, FEWER first-time buyers were approved for a mortgage in November compared with the previous month. New figures from the banks show that just short of 2,000 new buyers got the go-ahead from the banks to borrow money for a home.  Strong property price rises and Central Bank mortgage restrictions are […]

U2 bow to city demands over visitor centre

U2 have reduced the height of their planned visitor centre in Dublin’s Docklands in response to “serious concerns” expressed by Dublin City Council. Revised plans show a proposed 16.25pc reduction in height of the 14.4m centre. Documentation lodged with Dublin City Council also confirms around 390,000 U2 fans are expected to visit the centre annually. […]