Best Home Phone and Broadband Package

September 4, 2011
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When you are moving into a new house – or getting one built – one important thing to remember is to sort out the telephone connection. Eircom is the  company in charge of the telephone system in Ireland . You can choose another provider eventually – but you have to go through Eircom first ...
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Is your Auctioneer or Estate Agent Qualified?

August 3, 2011
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In Ireland entry into the practices of auctioneering and estate agency is currently governed by the Auctioneers and House Agents Acts of 1947, 1967 and 1973. The legislation provides for the licensing of auctioneers and for a fine of up to just €635 for any person convicted of representing himself as an auctioneer without...
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Electricity from Solar Panels

August 1, 2011
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The new BBC Dragons Den had the investors all queuing up to give money to a company called PloughCroft Solar that installs solar panels to generate electricity. In the UK – the Government pays householders to feed electricity generated into the national grid.The rate is 43.3p per unit of electricity  – this  Feed-in Tariff...
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Selling a house without an Estate Agent

June 18, 2011
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Estate Agents and Auctioneers can charge as much as 2% commission in Ireland – plus advertising expenses.  Many of them have a minimum fee . Using an  agent  to sell your house could leave you with a bill for four or five thousand euro. Do you really need an estate agent to sell a...
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Cavity Wall Insulation and Damp

June 18, 2011
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With grants available and lots of publicity – there are many companies offering  cavity wall insulation . But – it may not be suitable for all properties because it can cause dampness inside the home incertain conditions. Damp could occur in properties as a result of cavity wall insulation if there is a combination...
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Working From Home

June 5, 2011
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An Office in Your Garden If you are thinking of  Working from Home – you will need some space to work from. Working from the kitchen or bedroom just won’t work if you are serious about working  from home or running a business from home. You will be disturbed by noises , be tempted...
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