Limerick house prices drop by 13 per cent

first_imgWhatsApp 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 center_img Email ASKING prices for Limerick properties plunged by a further 13 per cent in 2012, according to the latest report from property website Figures from the 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 and can tend to portray the negative sides when there are some green shoots.”According to the 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, 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, 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.” 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 Twitterlast_img read more

Storm Emma: Bus Eireann cancels all services nationwide

first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest By News Highland – March 1, 2018 Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img Twitter Bus Eireann has cancelled all services nationwide.All road passenger and school transport services are cancelled today Thursday, March 1 due to a nationwide Status Red weather warning.This includes school transport services, the nationwide network & Eurolines services.They are to review the situation for tomorrow later on today, but significant disruption is likely then too.All school transport services will remain off in accordance with their red alert policy. Facebook Facebook Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Storm Emma: Bus Eireann cancels all services nationwide Previous articleStorm Emma: All schools, colleges & third level institutions closedNext articleStorm Emma: LUH cancel all outpatient & day services appointments News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

ESPN switches out wrong guy

first_imgIf you are ever in the mood to lose your appetite, lunch or some nosy, over-the-shoulder reader at College Library, log on to YouTube and search Lawrence Taylor. Then watch the linebacker who would give Hannibal Lector the chills turn Joe Theismann’s lower leg into a boomerang in a Monday Night Football game in 1985.The infamous hit ended the career of Theismann, who was the league’s MVP in 1983 and led the Redskins to a Super Bowl XVII victory over… never mind, it’s not important. The fact he was even able to stroll again is proof enough that the Roswell incident is true, since extraterrestrial medical technology is the only explanation of how a bone pretzel can be formed into a limb capable of walking.Theismann went on to annoy the ever-living daylights out of many NFL fans, with a career in the broadcast booth, eventually taking full revenge on the show he was injured on, becoming a full-time part of the Monday Night Football booth this past year on ESPN.Yesterday, however, the wordy, long-winded, repetitive and (yawn) shall we say less than exhilarating color man just got his second bad break on MNF, being yanked out in a quarterback change for the funny, informative, equally knowledgeable but infinitely more likeable Ron Jaworski.Most people would see this as reason to celebrate, and in fact, there is some champagne chilling in the back of this sports editor’s mini-fridge to celebrate the exodus of the Nintendo Virtual Boy of sports commentators.The problem is, while Theismann gets the boot, the Game Gear — with only two batteries, no less — of color men is still around. Of course, I refer to Tony Kornheiser, who is to Monday Night Football what a 2-foot belly tattoo of Joakim Noah would be to a Heidi Klum cutout.While Theismann is an irritant and seems to have the personality and sense of humor comparable to a cardboard box in the booth, “Korn Beef” somehow was worse, having absolutely no positive analysis to add to any play, usually pointing out how green the grass was or how a touchdown was worth not four or five, but SIX points.”Korn Flakes” was often criticized for not speaking enough, with his seemingly endless pre-game monologues comprising roughly 85 percent of his total words spoken during any given broadcast. It’s funny; I always thought that was “Popped-Korn’s” strongest trait.This seems to have sparked ESPN’s move to pull Theismann from the booth, the fact that the no-nonsense quarterback and the supposedly witty goofball got along like Stephan Marbury and anyone else who is taking shots. In fact, it often seemed as if there were true animosity between the two, as if Theismann wanted to show Kornheiser exactly what it was like when his career came to a close.Thus, ESPN decided to roll the dice and see if “canned-Korn” could succeed with a different color-man at his side.Jaws likely will be spectacular on MNF, and television will be better for having him on it, but the fact is he shouldn’t be replacing Theismann, but “Korn-on-the-cob.” Sure, it’s nice to have the Thei-Master off the air, but not at the expense of an extra helping of “Korn-bread”. In truth, MNF would be much improved with the talents of the Spanish soccer guy (you know… GOOOAAALLL!!!!) than with Kornheiser.ESPN did right to drop a member from its Monday Night Football lineup. The problem is that instead of making a quarterback switch, a dual QB system was needed.Hey, it worked for the Gators.Dave McGrath is a senior majoring in English and Journalism. If you’d rather he replace Tony Kornheiser in the booth you can e-mail him at [email protected]last_img read more

Okyere has been named as Black Stars video analyst

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association(GFA) have contracted Michael Okyere to be the video analyst for the Black Stars at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.Okyere is expected to furnish the coach, players and management with detailed analytical reports of the strength and weaknesses of the side and its opponents before and after games in South Africa.He will be required, if necessary to have one-on-one sessions with players and the technical team on ways of improving their game and capitalizing on the opposition’s frailties.The Ghanaian who was trained at English club Manchester City succeeds Serbian Aleksandar Rosic who did a similar job for Black Stars at the last Nations Cup in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.The role of a video analyst has become important in modern day football as an emerging coaching specialty, where most of the elite clubs in the world have set up such departments to augment the efforts of the technical team.Okyere has already began work and traveled with the Black Stars team, for their pre-Nations Cup camp in Abu Dhabi. His inclusion in the Black Stars set up is the first benefit to be derived by the Ghana FA from the partnership agreement with English giants, Manchester City.last_img read more