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Our NEWS section is the most comprehensive publication on the business of property in Ireland, keeping our trade readers fully informed on all developments in the property business and among their competitors.

It gathers together in one place all reports on the market, and goes into much greater detail than does the consumer press on trade issues of interest to estate agents, developers and other property professionals. It summarises property stories from the media, and provides handy links to the full stories. Occasional indepth features and opinion pieces for a fully developed online property magazine. It also acts as a searchable archive of all property matters down the years.

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© The Irish Times 25 May '23

Elkstone partners with Harrison Street to develop more than 1,500 student accommodation beds

The first development will be completed in September, with a five-storey property on Dublin’s Manor Street, Stoneybatter Place, delivering 142 beds. The property, which is located close to Techno -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 May '23

Empty office blocks could become liveable homes, but it’s not simple

Some of the challenges are technical, and some are commercial. The biggest technical issue is the sheer size of many office buildings. There are vacant offices in Dublin with floorplates of 28,000s -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 25 May '23

Paul McNeive: Are Irish estate agents overzealous when it comes to GDPR?

I was surprised this week when someone selling their house told me that their estate agent would not tell them who was viewing, “for GDPR reasons”. I would have thought that a houseowner was entit -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 25 May '23

Avant Money becomes first lender to cut its mortgage rates and is now letting borrowers fix for life

Avant Money is banking on people choosing to “fix and forget” at a time when European rates have shot up seven times, with more hikes expected. Broker Martina Hennessy of said Avant Money -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 24 May '23

First-time buyers pushed to limit as runaway house prices burden them with bigger loans

New data from the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI) shows the mortgage market grew strongly in the second half of 2022, with the number of loans taken out rising by 24pc to nearly 31,0 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 May '23

DEAL: Irish sign company Nesta signs deal with M7 Real Estate for Unit 21 at Churchtown Business Park.

Nesta is understood to have entered into a long-term lease on the 8,135sq ft unit at a rent of €13 per square foot; just seven months after M7 Real Estate acquired Churchtown Business Park for €7 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 May '23

DEAL: Iroko Zen pays €1.425m for Tesco premises on Tyrconnell Road in Inchicore, Dublin 8

Peter Love, divisional director at Cushman & Wakefield, acted on behalf of the vendor; Michele McGarry, head of capital markets at Colliers, on behalf of investor in its seventh acquisition in Ireland -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 May '23

DEAL: Apex Fund Services signs for extra office space at Irish Life Centre

Apex has agreed to lease an additional 1,021sq m (11,000sq ft) at its existing Dublin HQ in Block 5. BNP Paribas Real Estate represented BAWAG Group while CBRE advised Apex Fund Services. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 May '23

Irish Water begins search for new Dublin headquarters with Colville House lease expiring in 2026

In a request for information, which it issued last week, Uisce Éireann – as it is officially known – asked commercial real estate advisers and interested parties to provide it with options in the -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 23 May '23

Eoin O’Malley: State has the power to push private developers to act in the public interest on housing

Steady house prices should be good news for us all, as developers will continue to build, and buyers don’t get spooked into waiting to buy if prices are about to become cheaper. Rapid falls would ca -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 May '23

DEAL: Elverys tycoon, John Staunton, leads investors in €12m purchase of Cork’s former Debenhams shop

While news of the deal and its terms have been kept firmly under wraps, The Irish Times understands the consortium has paid about €12 million for the landmark property at 12-17 St Patrick’s Street -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 May '23

McKillen jnr pulls out of St Stephen’s Green block deals

The Irish Times understands Oakmount has withdrawn from the purchase of the home of the former Hibernian United Services Club at 8 St Stephen’s Green, as well as two other transactions involving two -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 May '23

Office blocks to be ‘repurposed’ for housing under proposal to ease accommodation crisis

The minister indicated he would consider making planning exemptions to onerous “material change of use” rules which would normally apply to a project such as repurposing office space as housing, p -  Subscribe
© Business Post 21 May '23

Pushback against ‘cosmetic exercise’ of renaming Bord Pleanála

Planners working in An Bord Pleanála have warned Darragh O’Brien, the Minister for Housing, that changing the planning appeal body’s name would represent “collective punishment”. -  Subscribe
© Business Post 21 May '23

Working towards a standard for measuring a building’s energy usage intensity (EUI)

While BER is important, and part of EU taxonomy, it focuses on the energy-efficient design of the building, whereas the EUI focuses on the actual energy being consumed by the building. EUI may be a ne -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 May '23

Dublin has third lowest level of low-cost housing in world

The report found that just 1.23 per cent of properties in Dublin are on the market for less than half the median or middle price of homes in the capital. This was the third lowest proportion of any -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 May '23

President of auctioneers body resigns amid claims CEO sought to ‘suppress’ him

Mr Coffey said he was “persistently denied” access to records such as the chief executive’s contract, management accounts and the breakdown of expenses; and alleged one unnamed individual had -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 May '23

Judge allows neighbouring management company to appeal decision

The proposal by Fitzwilliam DL is to demolish a vacant dwelling on the grounds of St Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire, and to build 102 apartments. Permission granted was challenged by Crofton Buil -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 May '23

Cliff Taylor: Are Irish house prices set to fall further, in common with many European markets?

The long price surge is over, even if the dynamics of the Irish market and the stronger financial position of households look set to provide some support to prices, avoiding a re-run of the financial -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 May '23

Lucy Connolly of Bannon: Greening of Dublin office market presents threat and opportunity for owners of older buildings

As occupiers of older buildings take up this space, it will free up further development opportunities. The attractiveness of these options to developers will depend on the specifics of the building, l -  Subscribe
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