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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 11 Jun '21

Planning permissions for homes plummets by 50%

The number of Strategic Housing Development (SHD) applications approved for apartment and housing units declined annually by 62 per cent and 92.5 per cent, the CSO said. -  Subscribe
© RTE 11 Jun '21

Supply shortage, rising costs could impact housing affordability - BPFI

The figures suggest that the average age of a first time buyer has increased from 31 in 2008 to 34 in 2020. During the same period, the average age of leaving the parental home has also increased f -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Jun '21

New SCSI president TJ Cronin calls for up to €7bn extra for housing

The new president of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland has backed a recommendation from the ESRI that Ireland should borrow an additional €4bn to €7bn a year – a substantial part of whi -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Jun '21

Dublin office vacancies may top 20% under severe scenario, Central Bank report says

The level of office space that was not let out in the capital exceeded 9 per cent by the end of 2020, up from 5 per cent for the previous year, the Central Bank staffers noted in a report on the comme -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Jun '21

Tenants cannot be forced to pay dep

The Irish Property Owners Association, representing largely small private landlords, said the decades-old demand for a month’s deposit was no longer enough. Tenancy changes made by the State in r -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Jun '21

Proposed sale of Tolka Park described as act of ‘cultural vandalism’

The council announced in April that it had been given the green light by the Department of Sport to progress its plans to redevelop Dalymount Park but the project is regarded as being dependent on fun -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Jun '21

Just 14% of Dublin houses built within walking distance of public transport

Cherrywood is a prime example of a development planned around a key transport node, EY Ireland says. “The scheme, however, was unable to maximise opportunities presented, and 10 years following the -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Jun '21

Irish property psychosis rooted in fear of eviction

There also needs to be a change of heart with regard to home ownership. And the only way to do that is for government to bite the bullet and introduce cast-iron legal guarantees for tenants with regar -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Jun '21

DEAL: F45 training, Yogahub and Camile Thai come on board at Frascati Centre

Anna Gilmartin of Cushman & Wakefield: “It is exciting to see the take-up of space from leisure operators at the Frascati Centre. By future-proofing the scheme, it also adds to the sense of communit -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Jun '21

Marlet Property Group appoints Walls Construction for its Grand Canal Harbour scheme

Having recently received offers in excess of €1 billion for its Castle residential platform, developer Pat Crean’s Marlet Property Group has appointed Walls Construction as the main contractor res -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Jun '21

DEAL: Hines and Peterson achieve full occupancy for former Central Bank HQ offices

The deal with Neuberger Berman, which was brokered by Knight Frank Ireland, will see the US headquartered investment firm occupy all 2,650sq ft of space on the second floor of 2 Central Plaza. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Jun '21

Mortgage rule exemptions fall as Covid dents home lending

According to the Central Bank, the onset of the pandemic saw an “initial sharp fall” in new mortgage lending followed by a marked recovery towards the end of the year. A total of 35,233 loans were -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Jun '21

Green light for 700-bed student scheme in south Dublin

Colbeam Ltd, the Irish arm of Michael Cox’s UK based Hollybrook Homes, is managing the scheme which is planned for a site at Our Lady’s Grove in Goatstown, less than a kilometre from UCD. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Jun '21

Could rent-to-buy help to unlock home ownership for generation rent?

Ben Hoey of Quartech Services argues the Government could look to put individual buyers on more of a level footing with institutional funds, who have access to low-cost funds to buy property, by helpi -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Jun '21

Rent or buy: What is our best option for now?

I don’t see a market correction any time soon. If anything, I think prices will continue to rise modestly, so holding off will mean you are likely to pay more for the same property. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Jun '21

City councillors asked to approve sale of Dublin’s Plough Pub at €300,000 loss

A report from the council’s head of planning Richard Shakespeare states the council bought the pub four years ago for €800,000. The Plough, at the corner of Abbey Street and Marlborough Street, -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Jun '21

Covid curbs: Year-long extension to planning permission on the cards

The Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2021, when enacted will also address delays in the planning system caused by the pandemic, extending the time period allowed for city and county councils -  Subscribe
© Business Post 08 Jun '21

Sandyford Business District gets little support in latest DLR plan

Despite as many as 26,000 people working there and about 5,000 living there, in retail status Sandyford is ranked below Stillorgan, Nutgrove and Cornelscourt, which the council has designated as distr -  Subscribe
© Business Post 08 Jun '21

Revenue initiates legal action against property company Iput

The Business Post understands that the case relates to a dispute between Iput and Revenue over the former’s entitlement to recover Vat. Iput does not benefit from any favourable Vat treatment in -  Subscribe
© Business Post 08 Jun '21

Donohoe suggests he won’t stop state money being spent on housing for ‘cuckoo funds’

Paschal Donohoe has indicated he will not introduce measures to prevent state money being used to fund the construction of homes for so-called cuckoo funds. The Minister for Finance’s comments co -  Subscribe
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