Category: Leixlip

Unfinished Ghost Estates and the Household Charge

We are still waiting for the list of unfinished estates that will be exempt from the 2012 Household Charge. The total number of estates is expected to be less than 1300. The Irish Independent seems to think it will be less than 300 estates. It is important to note – that even if your house

Dublin Locations of Speed Cameras

Dublin City Speed Cameras Mobile speed cameras are being introduced in Dublin and nationwide to try and  reduce the incidence of fatal and serious injuries and improve road safety. An Garda Síochána, in conjunction with the National Roads Authority have identified secctions of road  where a significant proportion of accidents occurred due to speeding. These

IBAL Litter League Table 2010

IBAL – The Irish Business Against Litter – have released their latest results on the litter in  50 towns and cities in Ireland. Wexford came out as the cleanest place out of the 50 places in the survey – with Tallaght coming out as the worst Litter Blackspot. Of course – there could be towns

Top Ten Towns for Home Ownership

Owner Occupiers In Ireland just over 28% of all housing is rented – either from Private landlords or local Authorities. Seventy two percent of homes ore owned. This is similar to 2004 figures from the UK of 30% of rented dwellings. According to figures from the Irish 2006 census – for towns with populations over

Biggest Broadband Uptake in Ireland

Malahide has the highest broadband uptake rate in Ireland. The percentage of households in Malahide with broadband internet access is the highest of all large towns in Ireland – at 46.34%. Malahide also has the second highest rate of PC ownership – at 78.05% of households owning at least one personal computer. (Portmarnock is top

Central Heating Figures

Some of the housing in Irish towns is fairly old and basic. The census in 2006 asked people to indicate if their home had central heating – the results show that the town with the largest percentage of houses without central heating is Bantry in County Cork . In Bantry 27.7% of homes do not