Increase in metal theft from holiday homes

Increase in metal theft from holiday homes

Metal theft is on the increase in Ireland. This is mainly due to the ever soaring value of scrap metal. Initially this epidemic has only struck building sites and other public works where there was an abundance of scrap. But now with the slow down in the building trade thieves have sought other targets, the easiest of which being unoccupied holiday homes. The price of scrap metal has risen dramatically in the past two years with the value of...

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Rental Properties Slump

Rental Properties Slump

Apparently the number of homes available to rent in Ireland is at its lowest level in three and a half years according to a report issued today from Daft.ie. The survey says the number of properties available to rent is down 5.7%. Daft.ie points out that the number of properties available to rent in Dublin has fallen by over 1,000. The survey tells that the average rent nationwide stands at €821 per month. Commenting on the latest survey, the...

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High Storm Winds leave 35000 homes without Electricity in Ireland

High Storm Winds leave 35000 homes without Electricity in Ireland

A clean-up operation is continuing following yesterday’s storms in the north and northwest, with power being restored to most homes. Met Éireann has warned of more high winds tonight with gusts of up to 120km/h in some places. It says that exposed or hilly areas of Connacht and Ulster will be worst affected by the winds. Westerly gales or strong gales are expected this afternoon on all coastal waters and on the Irish Sea. The ESB has...

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December Report

December has been bucking the trend in recent years and we have yet to see the massive snowfalls that had hit Ireland over the past two years. As you all know the past 2 Winters have caused a lot of damage to many houses, home and apartments throughout Ireland. This is not to say Ireland is enjoying a mediterranean climate this Winter. Typical stong westerly winds has been arriving in full force this winter. Over the past few weeks we have been...

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Routine Maintenance to maintain a good roof

Routine Maintenance to maintain a good roof

All elements of buildings require routine inspection and maintenance. This applies to natural slate roofs also. Keep gutters and valleys clear of debris. Check lead work around chimneys, gables and abutments etc. Make sure that ridge tiles are firmly bedded and that the joints are keeping out water. Make sure that all lead or copper work is free from cracks or holes. Middle valleys are particularly prone to damage from loose slates sliding down...

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Met Éireann issues severe weather warning

Met Éireann issues severe weather warning

Met Éireann has issued a severe weather warning of sleet or snow over the country this weekend. Motorists have been warned to take extreme care amid hazardous conditions as snowfall of up to 10cm is predicted in some parts of the country. Parts of Wicklow and Meath were impassable, the AA cautioned. With gale force winds, rain, sleet and hail expected over the weekend, Irish Rail said it was monitoring parts of its network which are at risk...

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