PUBLISHED: 11:33 30 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:06 30 April 2018 Belle at Dogs Trust Snetterton. Picture: DOGS TRUST SNETTERTON Archant She loves nothing more than playing with other dogs and a little gentle fuss. And now you could be the person to give three-year-old Belle everything she is looking for - by giving her the joy of a new home. The fawn coloured Akita enjoys meeting and interacting with other dogs and loves playing with them. A spokesman for Dogs Trust’s rehoming centre in Snetterton, where she is currently being looked after, said: “She is looking for a home experienced with this breed, as she can be quite shy to begin with. “Belle will need help with her confidence and to build up a bond with you. “Once familiar with you, she enjoys a gentle fuss and will do about anything for a tasty treat. “She would like a big secure garden to play in. Belle can live with older teenagers that are 16 and over. “A stunning looking girl, Belle … [Read more...] about Belle of the ball! Can you give this lovable dog a new home?
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PUBLISHED: 12:49 24 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:49 24 April 2018 Tango at Dogs Trust Snetterton. Picture: DOGS TRUST SNETTERTON Archant It takes two to tango, or so the saying goes. Yet although this lively and excitable husky wants to live in a new home, she needs a willing owner to come forward to take her in. Four-year-old Tango loves to run and go on long walks, where she can explore new areas. She will need a fully fenced garden with a 6ft fence, where she has room to play - and she can live with children that are 16 and over. A spokesman for Dogs Trust’s Snetterton rehoming centre, where she is currently being looked after, said: “Tango loves other dogs and would really like a friend to live and play with. “Treats are her main motivation to train, she knows her basics and is eager to learn new tricks. “When given enough mental and physical stimulations, huskies make fantastic pets and Tango is a lovely dog that will make a loyal companion.” If … [Read more...] about Time to Tango! Can you offer this lively and excitable husky a new home?
Usually dark, damp and dreary, January doesn’t have much to recommend it, and houses rarely look their best at that time of year. Yet it was the month author Kate O’Brien viewed her home, and January performed well that year. “The kitchen was a long, narrow, tiny galley space, with a massive conservatory area that was very cold. It was January, but you know what, the sun was shining, and I could see you get the sun everywhere here,” she says. “And I looked out to the garden and I saw the huge eucalyptus tree — Australia planted right in the middle of Dublin. I thought, ‘This is meant to be’.” The eucalyptus was important because, to Kate, it was a symbol of Australia — most forms are native to the continent down under. Her husband, Mike, is Australian, and they were, after 18 years abroad, about to buy their first home together in Ireland. If the location — Dublin 4 — the massive garden, and the orientation … [Read more...] about Skincare guru shows us her Dublin 4 home
While figures for exactly how many new homes were built in 2017 are disputed, there is no doubt that construction is up, with more than 100 projects live on site. According to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy, more than 11,000 units were submitted to An Bord Pleanala for approval via the new fast-track system in the second half of 2017 alone. Of course, this increase in supply will be a drop in the ocean of what is needed to meet demand - figures range from 25,000 to 50,000 new units a year - but it shows that despite their grumblings about high costs and low profit margins, developers are now confident enough in the long-term stability of the market to start breaking ground. While sales of New Homes were up across the board, it was those aimed at the starter market that saw the largest increases in volumes, indicating that Government incentives such as the Help to Buy scheme, as well as the easing of the Central Bank's regulations on mortgage lending to FTBs are having a positive … [Read more...] about The essential guide to new homes around the country
Permission for a 608-house development in Cork has been approved by An Bord Pleanála, under new strategic housing development (SHD) guidelines designed to fast-track new homes and student apartments to tackle the housing crisis. The approval for the development at Ballinglanna, Glanmire, for O’Flynn Construction is the first grant of permission outside of Dublin under the SHD process, which was introduced last year. It is also the first grant of a SHD permission for a residential development anywhere in the country by An Bord Pleanála. In Dublin, the board rejected an even more significant SHD application for 900 houses and apartments in Clay Farm, Leopardstown in January, while allowing over 2,000 new student beds in University College Dublin. The SHD process allows developers building over 100 homes, or 200 student beds, to seek planning permission directly from the planning appeals board, after pre-planning consultations. The Ballinglanna approval came just before … [Read more...] about Go-ahead for 608 new homes in Cork