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Gardaí investigate Ennis burglaries

Gardaí in Ennis are continuing with their investigations into a number of burglaries in the town during the past week. At around 4am last Thursday morning, a hooded man was seeing trying the windows of houses in Ivy Hill on the Gort Road. This person was then seen inside an adjoining apartment of a house, was disturbed and fled the scene on foot. Gardai say the man wore a grey hooded top and was a small man approximately 5’2” or 5’3” in height and had a sallow complexion. On the same day , at around 1.45am, a house in Glenina on the Gort Road was entered through the patio door. Items stolen included a red “Hello Kitty” purse, a purple HP notebook and a silver Packard Bell laptop. Between 12.30am and 2.30am last Sunday, a shed was broken into which was adjoining a house in Radharc na Locha. Items stolen in the burglary included a red Marugana hedge trimmer, a green Florabest chainsaw, a yellow 300 Karcher power washer, a red strimmer and two wind deflectors from a Ford Galaxy car which was parked at the rear. Two  burglaries were also committed in the Ard Aoibhinn estate on the Limerick Road and Springfield estate, near St. Flannan’s college. A man was arrested for these crimes and is helping the Gardai with their enquiries.

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Clare rents still on the rise

RENTS in Clare went up by 7.1% in the past year. Properties in the county are now advertised for rent at an average of €591 per month, up 12% from their lowest point in 2013, according to the Daft.ie Rental Report. Rents rose nationwide by an average of 3.2% in the third quarter of 2015, the largest three-month increase since early 2007, the report states. The increase in rents comes ahead of Government measures to limit increases in rents. The national average rent between July and September was €964, compared to €882 a year previously. Annual inflation in rents now stands at 9.3% nationwide and, for the second quarter in-a-row, is being driven by trends outside the capital. In Dublin, annual inflation in rents is 8.9%, down from 15% in mid-2014, whereas outside Dublin inflation in rents stands at 9.7%, up from 5% in mid-2014. The highest rates of inflation are in the cities outside Dublin, with rents 13.5% higher …

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House prices up, supply down

House prices in Ennis have begun to rise again after losing more than half their value over the past seven years and may be up by 20% this year. But the number of properties for sale are falling, as the supply of houses coming to the market contracts. “We’ve seen a significant change since the beginning of August. There was a change from March or April on but from August on – particularly in Ennis – quite a lot of housing supply was snapped up and the available stock has contracted significantly. Houses are selling but the supply is just not being replaced,” said Diarmuid McMahon of Sherry FitzGerald McMahon. “There are more people buying than selling and there’s no new supply. There has been nothing built in five or six years, and that’s starting to bite,” he said. Much of the impetus for rising prices comes from the rise in confidence in the economy this year; and also from …

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Cahercon estate for sale at €1.25m

THE former Salesian Convent in Cahercon, which operated as a secondary school until 2002, is available for sale at a price of €1.25m. The main house has been unoccupied for ten years. Joint Agents CBRE, Dublin and Costelloe Estate Agents, Ennis have brought the 302 acre property to the market on behalf of Receiver Paul McCann, Grant Thornton. The estate, situated two kilometres from Kildysart, features planning permission for the manufacturing, storage and distribution of explosive materials. The proposed development included six single storey buildings on an overall site area of 17.4 hectares. The Cahercon estate includes a five bay, three storey Georgian residence constructed in 1790. Caheracon House was the seat of The Scott family until the 1850s. In 1920 it was purchased by the Maynooth Mission to China, who in turn sold it to the Salesians Sisters of St John Bosco in 1962. From 1962 the sisters ran a second level boarding and day school for the next …

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The Fairways put on the market

By Jessica Quinn THE controversial apartment complex in Ennis known as The Fairways has been put on the market for just €75,000, with members of Ennis Town Council urging that the property described as a “blight on the landscape” be bought by the local authority. Last summer the privately owned building near Marian Avenue hit the headlines when it was heavily criticised by council members calling for something to be done with the derelict site that was deemed not fit for human habitation. This week at a meeting of Ennis Town Council, Councillor Brian Meaney requested that a loan be raised to purchase and renovate the apartment complex for the provision of appropriate social housing. He acknowledged that the property is in “very poor condition” however he said that sum of €75,000 for the complex is “paltry”. “It’s well within the ability of Ennis Town Council,” he added. Responding to the motion, town clerk Leonard Cleary stated, “This property is …

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Avoid property penalty deadline – council

CLARE  property owners who haven’t registered and paid the Non Principal Private Residence (NPPR) charge, including any late payment penalties have until August 31 to discharge their liability before additional penalties are added to the charge, under new legislative changes announced by Government. The NPPR charge applies to any residential property in which the owner does not reside as their normal place of residence such as holiday homes, second properties and rental properties, Clare County Council has advised. The charge also applies to vacant residential property and properties where the owners live abroad. The NPPR was in place for five years from 2009 to 2013. The payment Local Government Reform Act 2014 provides for a period, March 2 to August 31, 2014, during which time no new late penalties will be applied to existing liabilities. As and from September 1, additional penalties of over 50 % will be applied to existing arrears resulting in a liability of up to €7,230 …

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€71m spend on Clare property

JUST shy of €71 million was spent on residential property in Clare last year, an analysis of figures from the Residential Property Price Register shows, While the average price was €118,472.56, the majority of sales (310 of the 598) were for less than €100,000. The register shows that there were 598 transactions during the 12 months. The second half of the year was busier than the first, with 238 transactions in the first six months and 360 from July to December. July was by far the busiest month, with 89 sales. Interestingly, the end of the year also saw a spike in sales, with November (62 sales) and December (65 sales) the second and third busiest months of 2013. There was just one seven-figure purchase in the county last year, with €1,462,500 paid for Tinerana House, Ogonnolloe, Killaloe. This was more than 12 times the average price. Another 17 properties were sold for prices in excess of €300,000, meaning that …

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House prices fall 11%

LEADING property website daft.ie has found that asking prices for house prices in Clare fell by 11% between the last quarter of 2012 and the last quarter of 2013. According to their figures the average house price in the Banner county fell to €128,175, down 59% from the peak of the bubble. According to their figures, the average price for a one-bedroom apartment in this county is now just €45,000, while a two bed is €57,000. A three bedroom semi detached house is €83,000, while a four bed is €169,000. A five-bed semi detached house now has an average asking price of €189,000. According to the Daft figures the price of apartments was hit hardest in 2013, with the one beds down y 18.6% and two beds down by 16.1%. Regarding houses, the five beds were down by 15.7%, four beds by 11.3% and three beds by 13.6%. The Daft report showed a two speed property market, with Dublin seeing …

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