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Old 05-27-2007, 05:12 PM   #1
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Irish election May 2007 - Ahern set for 3rd term, Sinn Fein fail to make breakthrough

http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/0527/ahernb.html


I did not vote for his party, but the man is a wonder of nature.

Is he allowed run in the US election next year? I think he might win it.
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It seems to be a good time to be living in Ireland.

Not to sound cheesy or sentimental but Ireland should be seen as a beacon of hope for regions that have seen bitter, violent conflict for so many years.
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The Republic Of Ireland currently has the 4th highest standard of living in the world according to the latest UN Human Development Index. A very rich, but also expensive country. Simply owning a house in Dublin has turned many people into millionaires over the past 15 years. The North is behind the South in standard of living, but is becoming a more attractive place for people in England to move to, given how crowded England is compartively.
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There ain't a lot of housing here in the Norh, currently House prices are rising faster than any other part of the UK.
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i hope the housing doesn't get too high! i'm planning on moving to ireland within the next year. it must be exciting to live there during this time.
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I'm thinking of doing a Work-Abroad program once I'm done my degree. My choices are narrowed down to Ireland/Britain (I can do 2 years in this program) or Australia (1 year program).

Is it going to be prohibitively expensive to go to Ireland, though?
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Old 05-29-2007, 04:39 AM   #7
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Housing pretty much everywhere in Ireland and Britain is mad...the average house cost in Britain is over £100,000 ($200,000 I guess).......Anywhere in the south east/west is going to be much much higher, similarly high in Dublin.

If you are looking just to rent which I guess you are, I don't think it should be too much
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Housing pretty much everywhere in Ireland and Britain is mad...the average house cost in Britain is over £100,000 ($200,000 I guess).......Anywhere in the south east/west is going to be much much higher, similarly high in Dublin.

If you are looking just to rent which I guess you are, I don't think it should be too much
$200,000? For an entire house??? Haha, over here that is a bargain!
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$200,000? For an entire house??? Haha, over here that is a bargain!
Yes but I'm assuming that's the average price in Britain. The average house in the US probably isn't any more (could even be less). When you factor in the poorer and rural areas of the country, it isn't surprising.

Try buying something in London and you'll faint. It's more expensive to live there than in any city in the US.
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As Anitram says...£100,000 is the average for everywhere in the UK, the poorer areas as well...as I said in the southern half of the UK and any of the major cities you are looking at far in excess of that figure...likewise for Dublin.....
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The average price of a house in the United Kingdom is way higher than stg£100,000. Stg£200,000 would be nearer to the mark.

http://money.guardian.co.uk/housepri...942397,00.html
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i hope the housing doesn't get too high! i'm planning on moving to ireland within the next year. it must be exciting to live there during this time.
Ballpark figures:

€900 - €1,200 per month to rent a one bedroom apartment in or near the city centre.

€1,600 - €2,000 per month to rent a 3 bed house, if sharing between three people this works out quite reasonable.

In general, rentals are well out of sync with property values, which is one of the reasons some economists think there is a property price bubble here.
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It's really hard to guage and compare housing costs and compare them from country to country. Is it really fair to compare the average house in the UK to the average house in the US? There are so many different factors.

200, 000 is high for where I live now, but would be a bargain in Chicago.
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The average price of a house in the United Kingdom is way higher than stg£100,000. Stg£200,000 would be nearer to the mark.

http://money.guardian.co.uk/housepri...942397,00.html
hmm just a month ago they were saying it was £100,000
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