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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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© Business Post 07 May '23

House building sector calls on state to pause planning reform bill due to lack of resources

Pat Farrell, CEO of Irish Institutional Property: ‘Get this right and that means they should take the time necessary to ensure that they can fully deliver’. Major house builders and infrastructure -  Subscribe
© Guardian 07 May '23

Our cities are not museums. We must stop nimbys weaponising heritage laws to block affordable housing

There’s no denying the importance of preserving our most significant buildings. However, in recent years, heritage protections have gone too far, taking precedence over other policy goals, and being -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 May '23

The problems facing Berlin's rental market are not dissimilar to our own

Developers say servicing the higher end of the market is the only way they can turn a profit because of the spiralling cost of land. One recent analysis showed land in the eastern Friedrichshain distr -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 May '23

How haphazard development made Galway the most choked city in Ireland

“What he seems to be objecting to is that we live in houses,” he said, before quoting the line from the ballad Galway Bay — “Strangers came and tried to teach us their ways”. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 07 May '23

Pace of decline in commercial investment property values slows to 3.2pc in first quarter

Irish commercial investment property values fell by an average of 3.2pc in the first quarter of this year according to the authoritative MSCI benchmark published in conjunction with the Society of Cha -  Subscribe
© 06 May '23

FactCheck: Is the Govt correct to claim that 400 people are buying their first home every week?

There is an element of truth in the claim, but it is missing critical details or context, or the best available evidence weighs against the claim. -  Subscribe
© 06 May '23

Is there a market for apartments for sale or rent with no kitchen or wardrobes? Govt told to find out

The review, which was carried out by construction economics consultant Mitchell McDermott, compared the cost of construction across a number of countries. The report, which was brought to Cabinet -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 06 May '23

DEAL: Remake Asset Management purchases two office blocks at Blackrock Business Park from Kennedy Wilson for €13m

The price reflects a discount to the €17m which selling agent Savills quoted for it when they first brought the property to the market in 2017. Kennedy Wilson bought the offices in March 2016 for -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 May '23

Spending on housing 32.5% lower than planned for first four months

Some €434m had been earmarked for spending on housing up until the end of April but just €293m of this was spent. "The department expects expenditure to return to profile throughout the year and a -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 May '23

Building a home in Dublin costs 30pc more than in similar European cities

The study found that the cost of building an apartment in these cities can be up to 30pc lower than it is here, even if the apartment has similar specifications. It is common to sell or rent apartm -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 02 May '23

IDA spends hundreds of millions buying and developing ‘strategic’ sites outside Dublin

IDA Ireland is now one of the biggest participants in the property market, selling dozens of older sites deemed surplus to requirements while building up a new portfolio of modern buildings that can b -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 02 May '23

Reuben House aparthotel plan rejected after enforcement notice issued to landlord

The landlord, Marc Godart, who owns a large property portfolio, evicted tenants from Reuben House on Reuben Street in Dublin 8 last year. Mr Godart was issued with an enforcement notice in March by Du -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 02 May '23

BNP Paribas Real Estate: Sharp drop in foreign investment in Irish property

US investors deployed €14.75m of capital in the first quarter, down from a 10-year quarterly average of €213m. US investors purchased €8.7bn of offices, shops, warehouses, apartments, and ot -  Subscribe
© Business Post 01 May '23

Farmers face €100,000 bills under residential land tax plan

An analysis by the Irish Farmers Association estimates hundreds of its members could be hit by the zoned land tax, which will place a 3 per cent annual levy on the market value of around 25,000 acres -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 01 May '23

‘A fairer approach to land management’ – new residential tax to replace vacant site levy

Landowners are being asked to review supplemental maps being published today and contact their local authority by June 1 if they think they should not be subject to tax. The rezoned land tax (RZLT) -  Subscribe
© The Times Ireland 01 May '23

What next for Dublin's shrinking office market?

Marlet's Shopping Office development on Sir John Rogerson's Quay was almost prelet when TikTok pulled out last August leaving Marlet having to change course. -  Subscribe
© RTE 01 May '23

Housing Measures: What has changed and what impact will it have?

They include the abolition of development levies and water connection fees for a period of time, increases to grants available for vacant and derelict homes, and a commitment to reduce the price of co -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 01 May '23

Owen Reilly opens a fourth branch, in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Owen Reilly is delighted to announce the official opening of the company’s newest branch located in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 and managed by Reid Thomas. The new office, at 8 Merrion Road, will be t -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Apr '23

Opportunity knocks: a post-crash property market and a Dublin business park

According to Mr Heywood-Jones and Mr O’Neill, Bolton Trust never engaged an estate agent and there was no open tender process. Key people in the charity never met the buyer. EWR entered the scene -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 28 Apr '23

Planning presents significant obstacle to housing delivery, says Knight Frank survey

The planning process is now the greatest barrier to increasing housing output in 2023, topping cost concerns which were identified as the main obstacle to delivery in 2022. These are among the finding -  Subscribe
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