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Dublin 15 is the most popular address to buy a home in the capital, the results of a new survey show.

There were 303 sales in the west  Dublin suburb between January and June, according to the Property Price Register.

This represented an increase of 33% on the 228 sales in that postcode region for the same period last year.

The number and value of transactions rose in all but three areas of Dublin in the first six months of 2014.

The study, carried out by MyHome.ie, shows that after Dublin 15 the most popular areas are, Dublin 16 (265), Dublin 14 (259), Dublin 6W (258), Dublin 18 (240), Dublin 8 (233), Dublin 3 (225), Dublin 11 (215), Dublin 9 (210) and Dublin 13 (208).

The latter recorded the biggest percentage increase in the first half of the year, rising by 189%, helped by sales in Clongriffin, north Dublin, where sales increased dramatically. Meanwhile transaction levels in Dublin 6 returned to 2012 levels with 160 sales recorded in the first half of the year.

Overall there were 5,000 homes sold in the six months, with house buyers spending €1.8bn.

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