Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

From 2003 “The Constitution and the Cost of Building Land” -a Submission on behalf of the Labour Party to the All-Party Committee on the Constitution. October 7, 2010

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Given where we are now, I thought, although not exactly a page turner, this may be of interest. From 2003 a Submission on behalf of the Labour Party to the All-Party Committee on the Constitution.
The Constitution and the Cost of Building Land
I’ve uploaded it HERE in *.PDF or just click on the image to launch it.


Living with Management Companies -Public Meeting with Joan Burton and Aidan Culhane-22nd Sept 2010 September 18, 2010

Thought this of interest, a flyer for a meeting organised by Labour Councillor Aidan Culhane, with amongst others Joan Burton speaking, on how to deal with Management companies.
Ten years ago few of us had any dealings with them but the upsurge in Management companies was a side effect of the property boom. Most new Estates and Apartment Blocks rather than have the council maintain them had Management Companies. Indeed often (if not always) the first years management fee had to be paid when buying a property. Often Management Companies were set up by the developers so they made on the double.
As times have got harder its another bill that in the current climate is often back of the queue for paying, so in some developments less than 50% of homeowners would have paid.
There is also a problem that in some contracts, you cannot sell unless the management fees are up to date.
Might be an interesting talk.
Many thanks to the sender.


‘Begin to Buy’ -Labours 2007 policy to turn the Government into a Sub-prime lender? August 30, 2010

I was looking through Labours 2007 Manifesto (as you do) and this popped up at me. A proposed scheme to allow people in employment who couldn’t afford to buy, onto the property ladder. They took a 25% stake of the home whilst the government would have a stake of 75% of your new house.
Almost as if the Government was becoming a sub-prime lender…. and who aside from the person in employment would benefit?
Those that profited from a prolonged property bubble. Investors, Solicitors, Estate Agents, Developers and Banks as the market would be inflated yet again by direct government investment in housing….

…and when the crash came we’d surely have had to have had a NAMA for these households too.


Eric Byrnes Lotto -Local Elections 2004 October 8, 2009

Eye catching leaflet from Eric Byrne on house prices and the money being made by developers . It made a lot of sense at the time . Although what those houses are worth now is anyones guess.




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