We were pleased to take part in an interview on The Tonight Show with hosts Ivan Yates and Matt Cooper on Virgin Media TV. The topics raised were fiscal responsibility and public sector wages. Karl Deeter was making the point that with such a good economy we should be planning for when things aren’t good and running a tight fiscal ship.
Comedian Deirdre O’Kane and Karl Deeter were on Matt Cooper’s ‘Last Word’ last week to take part in the ‘Friday Panel’ which is a segment of the show that goes through the big stories of the week. There were lots of topics covered, presidential elections, property protests and parenting tips!
We were happy to take part in a more light hearted segment of radio on Today FM when Matt Cooper had Karl Deeter in to discuss different news items from the week that was. He was joined by the journalist Larissa Nolan to discuss many different topics from ‘beer goggles’ to property prices and slavery.
We were asked to take part in a segment called ‘Home Truths’ on TodayFM during the Last Word with Matt Cooper. The segment featured Karl Deeter and David Silke from the housing agency.
We were discussing the rental market and certain issues that go along with it, our main point is that there shouldn’t be a housing crisis, but that we managed to manufacture one.
The audio clip has the full segment on it.
Matt Cooper had Karl Deeter from Irish Mortgage Brokers and Ronan Lyons of Trinity & Daft.ie on to discuss the government ‘help to buy’ scheme launch.
The scheme has come under fire prior to the launch and it will likely continue, our view is that the policy implications are of secondary concern to first time buyers who can avail of it. Our advice is that if you can get the grant you should avail of it.
Matt Cooper had Irish Mortgage Brokers on ‘The Last Word’ to discuss some changes announced by Simon Coveney regarding rent controls in Dublin and Cork.
The piece focused on some of the issues at hand with a commentator from the Dublin Tenants Association also taking part.
We were part of a panel discussion with Matt Cooper on the ‘The Last Word’ the day the Central Bank rule changes were announced.
The panel consisted of Charlie Weston from the Irish Independent, Brendan Burgess from AskAboutMoney.com and Karl Deeter of Irish Mortgage Brokers.
There were differing views where the for/against was clearly laid out and the concerns about whether it’s a good idea.
We were asked to discuss mortgage lending rules with Matt Cooper on the ‘Last Word’ on Today FM along with Dermot O’Leary from Goodbody Stockbrokers.
Our general view is that the Central Bank is playing two different hands at the same table, on one hand they have low rates which push up property prices, on the other they try to keep prices down with MacroPrudential rules.
This hasn’t been working and all it does is ensure that the wealth doesn’t accrue to regular households and instead ends up in the hands of those who can afford to buy assets. This is a mistake and we explain both this and some of the other issues involved in the segment.
We were asked to take part in a documentary on Ireland’s housing crisis. The piece was well thought out and balanced between different views, we were particularly happy to see building regulations mentioned and the lack of investment in social housing.
Matt Cooper had Karl Deeter on his show to discuss some of the changes in Budget 2015 and how they affect the property market and people looking to buy a home.