House sales go online and under the hammer

Last week's Allsop auction might have been stopped by protesters, but multi-lot property auctions are unlikely to come to an end any time soon, writes Carol Tallon.

6th July, 2013
The untold story from this debacle is that a large number of private sellers had put their properties into that auction because they needed to sell their property.

Auctions continue to dominate the Irish property market, both residential and commercial, and last week was no different. As the auction giant Allsop Space prepared to kick off its 12th Irish, multi-lot event last Thursday, protestors hijacked proceedings.

There has been plenty of reporting on the protests since Thursday, with various versions of what happened and why. As someone who was in attendance at the Shelbourne, I can only say that I was shocked, not...

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