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#1 Vespasian

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 08:24 PM

MMMmmmm!

David McWilliams is is hardcore bear porn!
"The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it" Ronald Reagan

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'Ronald Reagan

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 11:00 PM

"....Cracking read there....finally someone in the media who's not scared to say it how it is....now will you pop up to Belfast here and have a word with Helen Carson from the Belfast telegraph??? She;s an estate agent's wet dream the rubbish she pours out each week...."


my comment I posted...wonder if it'll be pre-modded :P
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Posted 06 January 2008 - 12:37 PM

http://www.independe...rs-1257592.html

Funny, a few months ago, the ROI economy was expected to be resilient

Another few months and it`ll be in recession at this rate! (allegedly)
"The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it" Ronald Reagan

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'Ronald Reagan

"Martin, it's all psychological. You yell barracuda, everybody says, "Huh? What?" You yell shark, we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July" Jaws 1975

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 08:12 PM

Has anyone seen the absolutely crazy new show on TV3 - "The Overseas Property Show" pimping the overseas property market and citing the credit crunch as a "buying opportunity".

Broadcast Tuesday 15th of January 2008 at 8.00pm on TV3. This weeks programme was on the currently imploding Florida market

http://www.tv3.ie/me...tion=news&id=91

If you really want to watch again - follow the link below

http://www.propertytv.eu/

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 09:02 AM

Irish Times today - more developers cutting prices of apartments from the PIn
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Davys Stockbrokers comments on the price cuts

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With the inventory of new homes possibly as high as 9-12 months and the spring
selling season unlikely to show much activity
, it looks as if builders are finally
breaking ranks and deciding to take matters into their own hands. This can only
help to get sales going again as buyers and sellers have refused to engage for the
past year.
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What's that guy smoking - Madman Davy - doesn't he know that there will be a pickup in the spring.
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 09:58 AM

What's that guy smoking - Madman Davy - doesn't he know that there will be a pickup in the spring.
Don't give in to their lies - support your local estate agent.

:lol:

he needs a good dose of Helen Carson to perk him up :rolleyes:
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 07:51 PM

http://www.independe...ld-1267706.html

Builders are going it alone as housing slump takes hold

By Joe Brennan
Thursday January 17 2008

Onlinetradesmen.com, Ireland's largest accredited network for tradesmen and builders, has seen its membership surge 10pc since September, as hundreds of laid-off construction workers turn their hand to repair, maintenance and improvement (RMI) work.

The company has over 9,000 tradesmen and builders nationwide registered on its site. Fears over large-scale job losses in the construction sector have been mounting in recent months as housebuilding activity continues to decline.

Experts say the overall construction industry, which employs 288,000 people, or one in eight of the entire workforce, could see layoffs of between 20,000 and 80,000 people as the number of homes built in the country fall from about 78,000 homes in 2007 to as low as 45,000 units this year.

"The recent increase in tradesmen striking out on their own in the RMI sector will no doubt lead to more competition and the potential for reduced prices for consumers," said Ted Laverty, who is managing director of onlinetrades men.com.

"We have seen a significant number of builders, carpenters and plumbers in particular sign up in recent months."

The firm, which has processed in excess of 100,000 building and home improvement projects, worth over €1.2bn, since it was set up at the end of 2005, has found that growing competition for work has driven the use of the internet as a marketing tool in the search for work.

Looks like the journalists in the RoI are digging deeper to show the times they are a changing. Pity the BT has little in the way of credible journalism
"The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it" Ronald Reagan

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'Ronald Reagan

"Martin, it's all psychological. You yell barracuda, everybody says, "Huh? What?" You yell shark, we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July" Jaws 1975

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 10:11 PM

French ambassador's house for sale - at asking price €60m
http://www.ireland.c...0515395778.html

Is this not what many foreign embassies did in Japan in 1989-1990?
"The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it" Ronald Reagan

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'Ronald Reagan

"Martin, it's all psychological. You yell barracuda, everybody says, "Huh? What?" You yell shark, we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July" Jaws 1975

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 11:12 PM

Pity the BT has little in the way of credible journalism


They have... Helen Carson!
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 11:36 AM

They have... Helen Carson!


:lol: :lol: :lol:





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Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:25 AM

Good article, Doccyboy - there are rumours of developers being given to March to sell property. I suppose bankruptcy might look the better option at this stage than trying to keep your business afloat. One thing is for sure, this will be a very interesting Spring throughout the Island
"The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it" Ronald Reagan

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'Ronald Reagan

"Martin, it's all psychological. You yell barracuda, everybody says, "Huh? What?" You yell shark, we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July" Jaws 1975

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 09:39 AM

http://www.mcgarrsol...rne-solicitors/

lengthy read - but more info on the 2 irish solicitors aka...


1. Nobody in the solicitors’ profession is happy with the situations revealed in the practices of Mr. Lynn and Mr. Byrne.

2. It is alleged that they managed to borrow money from a substantial range of banks and building societies without furnishing proper security for the borrowings in the form of mortgages on their own property. Mr. Lynn, it appears, was building a substantial property portfolio using, it appears, those borrowings. He also had received deposits from property investors who expected to buy developed properties from him in due course. This latter business is not solicitor’s business and he would have been carrying that on his own account like any businessman.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 05:33 PM

I was over the border and felt compelled to buy the sunday independent. Look at the front page!

http://www.independe...todayspaper.pdf

Its basically a special edition on the coming crash. With a whole full double page spread on pages 4&5. Look at those headlines!
"Goverment in denial as crisis looms"
"the crash is coming"
"intervention needed to avoid meltdown"
"The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it" Ronald Reagan

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'Ronald Reagan

"Martin, it's all psychological. You yell barracuda, everybody says, "Huh? What?" You yell shark, we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July" Jaws 1975

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 05:45 PM

I was over the border and felt compelled to buy the sunday independent. Look at the front page!

http://www.independe...todayspaper.pdf

Its basically a special edition on the coming crash. With a whole full double page spread on pages 4&5. Look at those headlines!
"Goverment in denial as crisis looms"
"the crash is coming"
"intervention needed to avoid meltdown"


super bear food :D
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 06:12 PM

super bear food :D


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