As strong as steel and as fire resistant as concrete, but much, much better for the environment: timber is now being used for tall buildings.
Annual house price inflation has risen by over 1% in the Republic of Ireland despite the impact of Covid-19, analysis from leading property website MyHome.ie and Davy shows.
Asking price inflation rose by 1.2% nationally compared with Q2 2019, by 0.3% in Dublin, and by 1.5% elsewhere around the country.
Without a job and terrified of being left homeless during the coronavirus pandemic, Manuel Acero had no other option but to enlist in the US Army.
His distraught wife Ady Carrillo stayed behind in the studio apartment they rented in Los Angeles, but the 48-year-old isn't just awaiting his return home -- she's taking action.
It was the fastest annual growth since June 2017, driven by cheaper mortgage rates, as the Norwegian central bank cut its key policy rate to a record low of zero during the coronavirus outbreak.
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