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Vincent Finnegan Ltd. are one of the longest established independent estate agents in South Dublin. We have been successfully selling properties as Vincent Finnegan Limited since 1982 and prior to this as McDermott Finnegan since 1972. Vincent Finnegan Sr. was selling properties in Dublin since the 1950's.

We have a reputation for attention to detail, impeccable customer service and excellent advice.

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Dublin 'must double homes built'

Dublin needs at least 14,000 new homes annually - double the current rate of construction - to help house an expected extra 400,000 residents in the coming decade, according to Dublin Chamber.

The Chamber - which represents 1,300 firms employing 300,000 people - says the housing scarcity and cost is driving wage inflation and pricing workers out of the capital.

Its election manifesto published yesterday says new housing inside the M50 must be higher-density and have stronger transport links.

"Businesses tell us that the availability and affordability of housing is the biggest issue facing them," said Aebhric McGibney, the Chamber's director of public and international affairs. "Not only is this leading to demand for wage increases, it's hurting Dublin's competitiveness generally as a place to live and work."

He said Chamber polls and focus groups had produced a consensus view that the next Government must "act decisively and ambitiously" to deliver new housing and transport links on deadline.

"There is a history of going back to the drawing board when governments change. But strong economic and population growth and increasing pressure on infrastructure means Dublin cannot afford further delays in key projects," he said. "Dublin's public transport offering is way behind where it should be."

The Chamber says the Dart Underground project should be "shovel-ready by 2025 to allow for construction to start immediately after the completion of MetroLink in 2027".

Its election manifesto says 858,000 people work in the capital, including 140,000 who commute from eight surrounding counties. It forecasts a 30pc rise in Dublin's population by 2030 to 1.7 million.

Co-ordinated development will require, it says, "a directly elected mayor, or an equivalent figure, with the necessary powers and responsibility to implement the Dublin Metropolitan Area Strategic Plan".

It highlights a need for smarter policies for two-wage families in the commuter belt, where greater adoption of flexible hours and remote working would cut childcare bills and traffic congestion.

It wants subsidies under the National Childcare Scheme to double to €100 weekly by 2023, leading to free childcare for most families by 2030; a €5,000 'return to work' credit and reduced income tax for second earners; and formal employer guidelines on their legal and insurance obligations to remote workers.

Dublin needs more women in the workforce, it says, but female participation "lags behind international benchmarks due to the high cost of childcare and the high marginal effective tax rate on second earners in a family".

Jan 24 2020
Irish Independent

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Covid-19 update: We are virtually open

To stop the spread of Covid19 most of our team are working from home.

Dear Clients and Customers,

I hope that you and yours are getting through these unprecedented events as best as you possibly can and will stay safe. If however, you do require property services or advice please read the following:

We are virtually open - following the recent Government announcement, Vincent Finnegan has now temporarily closed all of its branches to the public and the majority of our team are working from home to ensure we are doing our part to stop the spread of the Corona Virus.
Our doors may be closed but we are still open, with most of our team now working safely from home. This means that we can continue to service all of our clients, except any physical meetings or viewings of course.

Please find link to HSE website for a comprehensive overview of the Corona virus.

We have now stopped most physical viewings and replaced them with online where possible. Video viewings will either take the form of pre-recorded videos being sent to you or by arranging a live viewing with the seller or landlord.

Even without stepping inside your property, our team can still give you an accurate indication of how much your property could be sold or rented for. There are four options for you to choose from:

  1. Live video walk-through – we provide you with a video conference link to show our local expert around your property.
  2. Recorded walk-through – send us a video of your property for us to evaluate
  3. Telephone appraisal – set up a telephone appointment with our experts to talk about your property in detail
  4. Desktop appraisal – provide us with basic details and our experts can give you an estimated price range

To arrange a market appraisal via one of the above methods, please email info@finnegan.ie

If you would like our opinion on how the virus is affecting your property search, sale or rental, our experienced team are on hand to give you clear advice and to keep you updated as events unfold. If you would like to speak to an expert, our team are all available to speak to you over the phone, via video call or over emails. If you don’t have a direct contact, please call the following numbers: 01 298 4695 or 01 284 4312, alternativlely email info@finnegan.ie and we can put you in touch with relevant agent.

We currently have strong numbers viewing properties online and everyday contacting us for property information. Properties are still being sale agreed and let (albeit at lower numbers understandably). When business does begin to get back to normal – you can prepare now for the market (whether buying or selling) business will get back to normal.

This is an opportunity to put a strategy in place, whether that is being ready before others to bid and secure a property or, if you’re selling have your property looking really well by painting or doing the garden etc. (essentially improving your asset value).
Due to a pent-up demand, we are anticipating and preparing for an increase in activity once restrictions are lifted. People who are prepared should benefit with quicker successful results.

We look forward to continuing working with you and shall update you with regard to any further developments.

Yours sincerely
Vincent B. Finnegan

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Urgent Covid19 notice and advice

Covid19 update for all our Clients and Customers

The safety of our clients and staff is paramount and we are taking guidance from credible sources such as the HSE, the HPSC and IBEC. We have taken a number of measures including a full hygiene, sanitisation and education plan implemented across all offices and for all staff.

If you have recently visited any of the affected areas, showing symptoms of the virus or have come into contact with an affected individual, please let us know as we can suspend viewings and act accordingly.

Please find link to HSE website for a comprehensive overview of the Corona virus.

Overview Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html

If you have any concerns or queries, please do let us know at info@finnegan.ie, or from our contact page.

We look forward to continuing working with you and shall update you with regard to any further developments.

Yours sincerely
Vincent B. Finnegan

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