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Bricks & Mortar: Tax Policy Swings To Those Who Rent Homes, Tom Dunne Jun 2013

Bricks & Mortar: Tax Policy Swings To Those Who Rent Homes, Tom Dunne

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A major change in Ireland in recent years has been the rapid fall in home ownership, down from 75pc of households in 2006 to 70pc at present.

This brings Ireland more into line with home ownership rates in the US and UK, lower than those of southern Europe but higher than the prosperous economies of northern Europe where long-term renting is very common.

In the public mind, however, this lower level of owner occupancy is seen as temporary and symptomatic of a distressed economy where buyers have difficulty obtaining mortgages and in any event are content to stand off a ...


Rhyme Or Reason - That Is The Question?, Jim Roche Aug 2012

Rhyme Or Reason - That Is The Question?, Jim Roche

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Noting that “the aesthetic should not be limited merely to the way things look” the organisers of this conference sought “in part to address the discursive limitation in architecture and related subjects by broadening the aesthetic discourse beyond questions relating to purely visual phenomena in order to include those derived from all facets of human experience”.

So where does etchics come in? Well, the introductory brochure noted that most philosophical trained aestheticians will say that “the aesthetic is everything” hinting perhaps of the necessity for a more haptic experience of architecture. It also drew on Wittgenstein’s quote that “ethics ...


Site Value Tax, Tom Dunne Jan 2010

Site Value Tax, Tom Dunne

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Tom Dunne discusses some of the issues surrounding property taxation in Ireland