A documentary about the property market as experienced by residents of Oxmantown Road in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.
Gareth Naughton, of RTE, writes:
This is a street where five years ago you could buy a house for €140,000 but where prices now regularly top out at or around €400,000. At the height of the boom in 2006, asking prices rose as high as €423,000
The first house offered for sale on Oxmantown Road sold in 1961 for £800 – about twice the average industrial wage. To buy a home on the street now requires almost ten times the average industrial wage.
For renters, the situation is just as bad with average rents rising from €950 monthly in 2010 to around €1,700 a month this year.
The documentary hears from people from all walks of life including Grace Scott (92) who has been living on Oxmantown Road as a renter for 88 years.
Above she talks about missing out on a bargain as her mother, and subsequently herself, chose not to buy their home even as they saw prices rise.
Chic’s Nile Rodgers tells Brendan O’Connor’s Time Out on RTÉ One tonight about his heart break over his mother Beverly’s advancing Alzheimer’s Disease.
“It is really breaking my heart,” he tells Brendan O’Connor, “Last night, her doctor sent me her latest brain scan and you could see her brain actually dying. You could see areas that are well lit and quite alive and other areas that are basically just dead. Fibrosis has set in in such large areas. It is really painful but I must say that I have seen my Mom more in the last three years than I have since I was 14 years old.”
Tonight on RTÉ2 First Dates Ireland welcomes a well-known dater as former Head 2 Toe presenter Pat O’Mahony enters the restaurant in search of love.
Pat is matched with Gemma, who will be familiar to First Dates Ireland fans from series one when she came to the restaurant only to find she had been matched with a man she had already been on a date with….
Operation Transformation host Kathryn Thomas joins Ryan Tubridy to talk about her big plans for 2018…The Carlow native will chat about preparing for a new arrival with fiancé Padraig and planning their wedding…
Ryan will be meeting some of the daters hoping to find love on the brand new series of First Dates Ireland…
The Late Late will also be hosting a discussion on body positivity featuring a panel of women who have experienced intolerance and abuse because of their size but who are fighting back…
Broadcaster Valerie Cox will join Ryan to talk about the frightening experience of her husband’s recent health scare after he lapsed into a coma when he was struck down with herpes viral encephalitis…
Celebrity hairstylist Trudy Hayes was riding high until the recession struck just as her kidneys started failing her… but her time in hospital also inspired her new business – Raven, a beauty app that brings the salon to you, even if you are in hospital.
Viewers will meet Ailbhe and Izzy Keane who are transforming the country’s wheelchairs from medical devices into fashion statements with their innovative product ‘Izzy Wheels’.
Plus music from Patrick Feeney; and Hermitage Green.
A new documentary series on RTÉ One gives an unprecedented insight into the way science, technology and data are changing Gaelic Games.
The four-part Irish language series GAA Nua, presented by All-Ireland winning Kerry footballer Dara Ó Cinnéide (top), will reveal the lengths that GAA teams across the country are going to in their quest for victory.
Over four half-hours, starting tonight at 7.30pm on RTÉ One, Ó Cinnéide travels throughout Ireland meeting the managers, coaches, players, scientists, statisticians and medics using science and technology to revolutionise the way Gaelic Games are played.
He asks if there is an advantage to the technology and expertise being used by teams across the country and whether the sport is better off without it. Does technology help or hinder as players put in blood, sweat and tears as they strive for success?
The latest episode of Skype-based series Missing You
On tonight’s episode of Missing You, siblings Romy and Cole Delaney open up about the untimely death of their younger brother Fionn.
Romy (27) and Cole (26) come from a large family in Laois. Their younger brother Fionn died suddenly in October 2015, from a brain haemorrhage. He was just about to turn 19.
Romy, who lives in London, was heavily pregnant with her first child, and wasn’t able to make it home in time before Fionn passed away.
Filming for Missing You in their first year of grief, and in Baby Arlo’s first year, Romy and Cole talk about Fionn, the night he passed, and the call Romy received to tell her the news. In their grief they try hard to focus on the new life in front of them.