Donegal house prices are lowest in Ireland – REA

first_imgThe price of the average house in County Donegal remains the lowest in Ireland at €95,000 for a 3-bed semi-detached home.The figure has remained unchanged over the past year, according to the Real Estate Alliance. The REA Average House Price Survey, released today, concentrates on the actual sale price of Ireland’s typical stock home, giving an up-to-date picture of the second-hand property market to the close of last week.“Supply of three-bed semi-detached homes across the county is limited,” said Paul McElhinney of REA McElhinney in Milford, where an average three-bed semi costs €95,000 and remains on the market for six weeks.“We are seeing that market demand for what is available is fair.”The average semi-detached house nationally now costs €236,028, the latest REA Average House Price Survey has found – a rise of 0.05% on the first three months of 2019.Donegal house prices are lowest in Ireland – REA was last modified: June 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Hunter Pence’s farewell to the Giants and their fans will have you dabbing at your eyes

first_imgThere’s no crying in baseball? Yeah, and Yogi Berra is a cartoon character.You’re darn tootin’ there’s crying in baseball. Exhibit A: Hunter Pence’s glorious farewell to the Giants, their fans and the greater Bay Area. Published Thursday on the The Players Tribune, it is titled “Gr8ful.”Before we begin, you need to grab a fistful of tissues, or a monogrammed handkerchief — heck, an old rally towel will do.He begins: “I definitely wish some of the great times in our lives could go on forever …last_img

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Joule of South Africa’s highway

first_img “Optimal Energy is capitalising on South Africa’s technological prowess, its track record of building premium cars for the export market, the current sea of change in transport technology brought about by climate change, pollution and energy security issues, and the immense progress in battery technology,” Meiring told Sapa. After the pilot fleet is launched, the company plans to begin mass production in 2012. Meiring said this meant the company would not be hindered by the current economic situation, adding that there was “enormous interest” in the Joule. “Current market conditions are slowing down the traditional manufacturers’ efforts while the market, especially for clean vehicles, is predicted to be in a strong upward swing from 2012 onwards.” The zero-emission Joule is a six-seater multi-purpose vehicle designed by Cape Town-based Optimal Energy in association with legendary South African-born automotive designer Keith Helfet. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Zero emissions The Joule: it’s clean, it’s mean – and it’s good-looking, to boot! Click arrow to play video. The chassis of the Joule has been designed to accommodate two large-cell lithium ion battery packs which use chemistry similar to that used in mobile phones and laptop computers. SAinfo reporter and BuaNewscenter_img Using a normal 220 Volt home outlet and the Joule’s onboard charger, it takes approximately seven hours to recharge the Joule’s battery for a 200km driving range, with two packs providing 400km in total. Electric cars use about 20 percent of the energy that conventional cars use, meaning that the total emissions are much less. And with the global trend of electricity generation becoming “cleaner”, the emissions generated by electric cars will continue to shrink. The Joule was unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, and recently displayed at a climate change conference in Johannesburg. Studies show that 99 percent of urban users drive less than 150 kilometres a day. Optimal Energy recommends that only one battery pack is necessary to power the Joule. 6 April 2009 A pilot fleet of South African-made electric cars are due to hit the country’s roads by 2010, the company which builds them said on Thursday. Optimal Energy, the company which manufactures the electric-powered Joule, has received financial backing from the Department of Science and Technology and issued shares to the Industrial Development Corporation, spokeswoman Diana Blake told the South African Press Assocation (Sapa). “This investment helps us to drive the industrialisation process, taking us to the next level,” Optimal Energy CEO Kobus Meiring said.last_img read more

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US export record for Mercedes-Benz SA

first_img19 October 2010Mercedes-Benz South Africa scored a double success this week, loading a record 3 280 C-Class vehicles onto a ship bound for the United States, including the 100 000th C-Class vehicle to be exported to the US from the automaker’s East London plant.“This week saw Mercedes-Benz South Africa export its largest ever single consignment of Mercedes-Benz C-Class cars destined for US customers,” Mercedes-Benz SA CEO Hansgeorg Niefer said in a statement.JD Power Platinum Award“This volume of vehicles from our East London plant reaffirms that US customers are very satisfied with the South African build quality, and underpins the reasons Mercedes-Benz SA received the 2010 JD Power Platinum Award for initial quality earlier this year.”The award was based on a US survey conducted among over 80 000 US new car owners earlier this year.“The local plant was thus named the best plant in the world – best among all brands and manufacturers serving the US,” said Rainer Ruess, manufacturing site leader at the plant.Harbour deepeningTerry Taylor, corporate affairs manager of Transnet National Ports Authority, remarked that the recent deepening of the west quay at the East London harbour had reaped immediate benefits.“The new depth allows more flexibility for larger vessels,” he said. “Together with this, we also added another 1 200 parking bays in close proximity to the quay-side. The total cost of the development was just over R40-million.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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