Category: Rathnew

Revenue House Valuation Tool

This is the link to the new Revenue online valuation guidance map which is supposed to help you value your house for the Property Tax The valuations given by Revenue are based on average values in electoral areas. Revenue estimate that based on training data – as little as 47% of properties will be

Septic Tank Registration and Inspections

All owners of domestic wastewater treatment systems in Ireland (including septic tanks) will be required to register their systems with their water services authority.  There will be a  registration fee, which will be set at €5 for the first three months of the registration period and €50 thereafter, It is not yet possible to register. 

Paying Household Charge at Council Offices

According to the Household Charge website – people who don’t want to register or pay online should be able to get registration forms and make payments at their local County Council or City Council offices. See more here about the new Household Charge which is payable by all home owners from Jan 2012. We did

Rathnew – is this the worst place to live in Ireland?

Rathnew in Wicklow came out top of our table of the towns with some of the worst statistics on the 2006 Census. The population of Rathnew is 1849 Unemployment is 11.07% – almost double the National Average of 5.92%) and 7.01% of the workforce are unable to work because of ill health – about 50%

Clara has lowest percentage of Graduates

The town of Clara – according to analysis of Census 2006 figures – has just 6.54% of it’s residents with a third level degree or higher. (Those that have completed education) This compares to Oranmore at the other end of the scale where 38% of the people are graduates . The following Irish towns are

Longford tops Unemployment Blackspots

The town of Longford has the highest unemployment rate in Ireland – of all towns over 1500 population. Census figures show that the percentage of unemployed people in Longford is 11.14% – compared to a national figure of 5.89%. Longford has  almost double the average rate of unemployment. Top Ten Towns for Worst Unemployment Rathnew