Home renovation

Housing approvals overturned, advice on running a home renovation and Irish workers want pay rises – The Irish Times

The fallout from the departure in July of former vice-president of An Bord Pleanála Paul Hyde continues, with the planning body agreeing to orders reversing approvals for around 1,400 homes in projects in South Dublin. After covering the story for months, Arthur Beesley explains the importance of this latest twist in this controversy.

Are you considering hiring builders to renovate your home? Fiona Reddan offers a step by step guide to face a construction project and some tips that could alleviate the stresses and tensions involved.

A Dublin City Council Plan to partner with developers to build social housing on sites with unused planning permission has only received one application from a developer, which the council described as “disappointing”. Jack Power reports.

High energy prices have helped Ballylumford Power Station based in Larne, controlled by Czech billionaire and football club owner Daniel Křetínský, soared to around 7.2 million euros last year, according to new figures. Barry O’Halloran reviews the accounts.

About two-thirds of Irish employees plan to ask their employer for more money in the next 12 months, while more than half will change jobs altogether in their search for better pay and conditions, a global PwC survey has found. Ian Curran has the details.

In Q&A, a reader wants to give his grandchildren some money and wonders about the tax implications of giving them cash gifts. Dominic Coyle offers some advice.

Musical success isn’t the same as it used to be – but at least we have Harry Styles, writes Laura Slattery in his weekly media and marketing column.

Why was Isme kicked out of the state-backed collective bargaining forum? cantillon offers a view.

In Me and My Money Susan Nightingale, Northern Ireland Director at British Business Bank, recounts how losing thousands of dollars in the value of stocks she owned at the time of the financial crash taught her never to get into the stock market again. Tony Clayton-Lea spoke to her.

In Balance Sheet, is Elon Musk experience a strong case of buyer’s remorse on Twitter?

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