Taking In Charge (TIC) A Request of Owners

Section 180(1) as amended provides for the Taking In Charge (TIC) of estates either at the request of the developer or the house owners. The conventional manner for TIC estates is at the request of the developer. The paragraphs below set out the essential differences of taking estates in charge at the request of the […]

Are you Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur?

New €2million National Competition to find Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur – Taoiseach, Minister Bruton Winning business at county level can receive investment of up to €25,000, national winners eligible for extra investment of up to €50,000 15th May 2014 The Taoiseach and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation today (Thursday) launched a new competition […]


An Additional €12m Leveraged From Third Parties through Initiative Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, TD, announced that 86 housing developments across the country will benefit from the €10m Special Resolution Fund announced in Budget 2014. Announcing the funding while visiting the Fionn Uisce development in Galway City, Minister O’Sullivan said, “There has been […]

Frequently Asked Questions on Government decisions on free allowance and water charges

1.      How much will households pay in water charges? The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government has stated that the circa €537 million per annum in Government subvention of Irish Water in 2015 and 2016 will be conditional on the average water charge for households being €240 per year, subject to final assessment […]

Three Steps to Local Recovery

I am committed to ‘Three Steps to Local Recovery’; 1 creation of local jobs and enterprise; 2 supporting families and households and 3 supporting empowering communities If you elect Fine Gael councillors we will: · Not support any increase in the local property tax, and decrease it where possible · Freeze commercial rates, and reduce them where possible · […]