VAT explainer: what remains eligible for a VAT reclaim
Martin Merrick
With all the confusion surrounding VAT amid changes by Revenue, Martin Merrick outlines some of the technicalities in reclaiming VAT.
5 June 2024 Features
Vacant to vibrant: building a future with the Vacant Property Renovation Grant
Hoping to avail of the Vacant Property Renovation Grant and revive an old cottage in Kerry, Tony Malone and Niamh O’Mahony are bringing Irish Country Living on their journey, writes Tomy Moyles.
14 May 2024 News
Local and organic hot meal for every child in school - Green Party proposal
In its local election manifesto 2024, the Green Party said primary school children should get a meal that is as “locally sourced and organic as possible”.
TAMS costings: review required amid skewed results
TAMS costings have been falling far short of actual costs for some time, but how does TAMS III reference costs stack up.
8 May 2024 Buildings
Readers' queries: Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant
Tommy Moyles answers more readers queries on the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant.
24 April 2024 News & features
Government report discourages one-off housing
A recommendation in the draft report outlines that under the National Planning Framework (NPF), policies should be aligned and measures implemented to deliver 'compact growth' to reduce travel demand.
17 April 2024 News
Farm building approvals rise but overall build area declines
Although there were an additional 70 planning permissions granted in 2023 for agricultural buildings, the overall area of buildings constructed has decreased, reports Martin Merrick.
17 April 2024 Buildings
One-off houses granted planning permission down 27% in 2023
The volume of planning permissions granted for one-off housing has tumbled, while an increase in permission for other housing developments has increased from 2022 levels.
16 April 2024 News
Staged payment of vacant property grant being considered by Government
Minister of State at the Department of Housing Alan Dillon said staggering the payment of the vacant property refurbishment grant is being reviewed and considered.
13 April 2024 News
Five tips to prepare stock bulls for breeding
For suckler herds calving in early spring, breeding is one month away, so thoughts should be turning towards getting stock bulls prepared in good time.
13 April 2024 Management
Buying stores to graze: Do the costs stack?
Where farmers are planning to purchase store cattle to graze and finish, doing up a budget before buying is advised. Kieran Mailey reports.
10 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Slatted floors for sheep and calves: the pros and cons
With the recent straw shortages and another mediocre harvest on the cards, Martin Merrick analyses what merits there are in having slatted flooring vs. straw bedded for drystock.
10 April 2024 Buildings