WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleShock at church robberyNext article40 jobs on way at Bunratty admin NewsLocal NewsLimerick house prices drop by 13 per centBy admin – January 4, 2013 554 Email ASKING prices for Limerick properties plunged by a further 13 per cent in 2012, according to the latest report from property website myhome.ie. Figures from the myhome.ie report for the last quarter in 2012 show that the average asking price in the city now stands at €155,000, the lowest of the five cities in Ireland. Asking prices in Waterford stood at €160,000, Galway at €185,000, Cork at €195,000 and Dublin at €236,000. On a more positive note, the average asking price for a three-bedroom semi-detached home in Limerick fell by 35 per cent from peak prices, the lowest price drop in the country as most counties saw prices fall by between 45 and 55 per cent. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Geraldine Leddin of GL Auctioneers in Limerick city believes that the property market may see some light at the end of the tunnel in 2013.She told Limerick Post: “We found that the back end of 2012 was good in terms of sales, people were buying. Maybe this was partly due to the mortgage interest relief being abolished, but there was definitely a buoyancy there that will hopefully continue in 2013. I think sometimes daft.ie and myhome.ie can tend to portray the negative sides when there are some green shoots.”According to the daft.ie 2012 report, asking prices in both Limerick city and county are down by over 45 per cent from peak Celtic tiger prices, with the average asking price in the county currently at about €154,000.The Daft report also revealed that 32 per cent of properties in Munster sell within four months.Overall, myhome.ie revealed that asking prices across the country fell by an average of 14.8 per cent, however the number of transactions increased by over 15 per cent.The average asking price nationally was €201,000 in 2012, down 51.5 per cent from peak boom prices.Angela Keegan, managing director of myHome.ie, noted that the moderation in the pace of decline, the increase in the number of transactions during 2012 and the establishment of the Property Price Register were all positives which could be built on.She added: “The varying ‘sale agreed’ times show that a two tier market is emerging, with times equivalent to three months in Limerick, four months in Dublin and 5.5 months in Galway. However the corresponding ‘sale agreed’ times elsewhere are 10.5 months in Munster, nine months in Ulster and Connacht and seven months in Leinster excluding Dublin.”Daft.ie reported that on average, four in ten properties across the country sell within four months, while the total stock of properties on the market nationwide is at 47,000, the lowest level since November 2007. Print Twitter
Lawyers for the family of the El Paso Walmart shooting suspect say his mother called police, anonymously, because she was worried about him owning the gun authorities say he eventually used to murder 22 people. The family’s legal team told CNN that Patrick Crusius’s mother had concerns about him owning the gun considering his age, maturity level and lack of gun-handling experience. However, the lawyers described the call as “informational,” noting that she wasn’t thinking that her son posed a threat to society.An Allen, Texas public safety officer reportedly told her that because her son was 21-years-old he was legally allowed to own it. The spokesman for the Allen police department says there is no record of a call, anonymous or not, from the mother of the shooter regarding this issue.
Facebook Twitter Google+ After weeks of anchoring Syracuse’s offense, forward Melissa Piacentini soared into the Orange record books this weekend against rival Mercyhurst. With her team facing a two-goal deficit late in the second period on Saturday afternoon, she fought to position herself well in Laker territory. Nicole Renault quickly fired a pass over to Piacentini, who didn’t hesitate when getting the puck in her hands.Piacentini didn’t attempt to show off her ability to score at will. Instead, she sent the puck over to Margot Scharfe, who executed on the open lane en route to a goal.“Melissa kind of chipped the puck so it ran on my stick,” Scharfe said. “And I tried to have a little patience to put it in.”Piacentini’s assist extended her point streak to eight consecutive games. That ties the longest streak in the program’s history, which was first set by Isabel Menard in 2009-10.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen asked about the new milestone, Piacentini was satisfied with the streak. But with Syracuse (14-11-2, 6-6-2 College Hockey America) losing the weekend series against Mercyhurst (17-7-3, 10-3-1 CHA) — 3-2 on Friday and 2-1 on Saturday — her recent success was put on the back burner. “It’s great, but I have to put it away when it really matters, like at the end of the game today,” Piacentini said.Piacentini also capped off a new program record when scoring a goal on Friday night, extending her streak to seven consecutive games with a goal scored. With the Orange trailing 2-0 in the second period, Piacentini’s style of play matched the toughness provided by the Mercyhurst defense. She found an open spot near Lakers’ goalie Amanda Makela, which put her in an ideal position to receive the oncoming puck from Allie LaCombe.That provided her with the chance to launch the puck past Makela and provide the Orange with the opportunity to compete down the stretch. While Piacentini’s goal streak ended on Saturday, head coach Paul Flanagan was pleased with her taking the record.“She’s been pretty consistent,” Flanagan said. “For her, that gives you confidence to feel you can go out and not only get one every night, but now you can get hungry and go out and get a couple (goals).”This record-tying streak by Piacentini is a product of her consistent effort. She has emerged as the most consistent offensive threat during the past month for the Orange.Scharfe said that Piacentini deserves all of the accolades as a result of her hard work.“It’s great. I’m really happy for Tini,’” Scharfe said. “Every game she works hard and she deserves the recognition.”As Piacentini earned the two different records over the weekend, her personality on and off the ice did not change at any point of either game. But individual performance does not trump the overall success of the team in her mind, especially with a month remaining in the regular season.Julie Knerr wasn’t aware of the program records that Piacentini matched over the weekend, based on her teammate’s calm attitude about the recent success. Knerr is hopeful that Piacentini will carry over the recent momentum into the last few weeks of the year.“It’s awesome for her, and it doesn’t even faze her at all,” Knerr said. “She doesn’t even show that she has that streak. We’re pumped for her and want her to keep it going. “It’s pretty cool for one of our teammates to do it that way.” Comments Published on February 3, 2014 at 2:50 am
The Zambia Football Association is optimistic of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil despite Sudan’s setback at the weekend.The 2012 African champions were held to a 1-1 draw by the Nile Crocodiles, a result which now leaves them second in Group D ahead of their final qualifier against Ghana in September.Ghana now needs only a draw to qualify for the playoffs when they host the Chipolopolo in September.But spokesperson of the Zambia Football Association Eric Mwansa has exclusively told Joy sports they can still come to Ghana and win to finish leaders.“We begin to plan and prepare for that game because as far we are concerned that will decide which team will take top spot in Group D,” said Mwansa.“Our target was to go into the match and take all three points against Sudan and continue to lead the group till our final decider against Ghana in September. “We did the best we could and football is like that but our setback against Sudan does not decide the group in any way it leaves the match in September the decider.”Ghana’s 2-0 win over Lesotho takes the Black Stars to the top of Group D with 12 points, a point ahead of Zambia.