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mortgage holders can cut their existing repayments

Experts at MyMortgages.ie say market developments are signalling an impending explosion in the fixed rate mortgage market in Ireland. KBC is the latest to slash its rates to five year fixed rate to 2.8 percent with Ulster Bank offering a 2.3 percent two year fixed rate and a 3.25 percent fixed rate for seven years. PTSB have also recently dropped its fixed rates to 3.7 percent for existing customers. According to the mortgage brokers, these cuts signal real savings for mortgage holders.

Average value of a new private vehicle is more than €30,000

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie reports the buyer of a new private vehicle in Ireland is now purchasing spending more than €30,000 on average, for the first time since Cartell started recording these statistics.

value to the consumer when switching their mortgage provider

Responding to the recent Banking and Payments Federation Ireland mortgage drawdowns for the second quarter of 2018, Brokers Ireland have stated that the standout figure is a 95.5 percent year-on-year increase in the volume of re-mortgaging/switching, indicating that Irish consumers are getting the message there is value to be had in switching.

HSA launches online construction safety course for local contractors and self employed

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a short, interactive on-line course titled ‘An Introduction to Construction Safety for Small Contractors and the Self-Employed’.

Top tips for happy car road trips with the children

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With the summer progressing swiftly, many families will strike out for day trips with the kids, some may venture even further afield. But let’s face it car journeys with the kids can be a bit of an endurance test. From the ‘are we nearly there yet?’, to the multiple toilet breaks and requests for food, you can be left feeling overwhelmed.

Skoda grows sales across Ireland to their highest level

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Skoda Ireland has announced a market share of 7.2 percent, for the first half of 2018, which marks the highest ever market share by the brand and puts them a step closer to their strategic objective of becoming a top-five brand in Ireland.

All Galway citizens deserve respect and equal treatment in housing

As of our most recent City Council Housing Report there are 210 persons in emergency accommodation in the city. This number includes 41 families and 152 children. This number increases from year to year and the City Housing Department, in reply to my question about the projected cost of next years homeless budget, have confirmed they are seeking more funding due to increasing numbers presenting as homeless. The crisis in Housing is getting worse not better and it is a failure of government to put the resources in place and a failure of our local authority to fully implement plans.

Moving house made easy at Barons Self Storage

Struggling for space at home? Moving abroad? Want to declutter? Barons Self Storage has you covered, providing storage solutions for people moving house to those living in apartments with not have enough space to store basic items such as Christmas decorations or golf clubs.

Council allocates funds for housing loans to first time buyers

The Galway City Council has approved the raising of a loan of €1.5 million for the purpose of granting house purchase and improvement loans in Galway city.

Building bridges in the community

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A voluntary organisation which runs workshops and programmes on confidence building, leadership skills, personal growth, and organisational development in the city is spearheading a fundraising drive to support its work.

 

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