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Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels use energy from the sun to create electricity. The price of these panels has dropped significantly over the past number of decades, so what is stopping households from installing them?
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DERELICTION OF DUTY: How successful has the new vacant sites levy been in freeing up land for housing development around Ireland?
It is one of the key planks of a government strategy to free up land for much-needed housing development. The vacant sites levy allows local authorities create a register of disused or derelict lands in their area. The owners of those lands would be charged an annual levy, first of 3% and then beginning next year 7% of the value of the land.
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DEAD END: Will Galway’s long promised ring road make a significant difference to traffic congestion in the city?
It was 1999 when a bypass was first proposed for the city of Galway. Since then, traffic congestion has grown ever worse and long delays have become a feature of daily life for those who live and work there. For a relatively compact city, congestion is far worse than might be expected, not least because public transport options are so limited.
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LYING IDLE - PART TWO: A deeper dive into how many state properties around the country are lying vacant.
In Part One of this series, we looked at the near one hundred properties owned by the Office of Public Works that are currently lying idle around the country.
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Effluent leaks have resulted in pollution incidents along the eastern coastline at least twice so far this year - and bathing restrictions were put in place at popular Dublin beaches.
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NOT SO FAST: Strategic Housing Development speeds up planning process for developers but is it helping increase the supply of accommodation?
In June 2017, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy introduced a new system of fast-track planning for housing developments.
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