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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 03 Jul '24

DEAL: Quanta Capital in €20m deal for prime Grafton Street retail investments

Quanta has acquired numbers 69 and 72 Grafton Street from Irish property company Iput on behalf of the Goldstein Icav. The two properties are understood to have been guiding at a total of €20 millio -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Jul '24

Who is buying a home in Ireland today? The changing profile of first-time buyers

According to Central Bank of Ireland data, the typical first-time buyer is 35 – the highest age on record. Not only that, but almost half of first-time buyers (44 per cent) are older than 35. This r -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Jul '24

Knight Frank: Dublin office market to experience further boost in activity by year-end

Total market vacancy will peak close to year end at between 16 per cent and 17 per cent. The underlying vacancy rates by city centre location and building type/sustainable credentials are more complex -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Jul '24

House builder Cairn Homes announces new €40m share buyback scheme and interim dividend

Michael Stanley: “The current ill-health of the rental market perhaps remains a greater challenge for our economy and growing population. Privately funded replacement stock, particularly apartments -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Jul '24

New report raises questions about State support for one-off housing

A new paper published by the Department of Public Expenditure has raised questions over whether the State should continue to provide the current level of financial support for one-off houses, mainly i -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Jul '24

Dublin is second most expensive city in Europe to build apartments

The survey of construction costs, compiled by the SCSI and Trinity College Dublin, found the cost of building an apartment in Dublin was €2,363 per square metre, just over €300 higher than the ave -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Jul '24

Revolut plans Irish mortgages launch in first half of 2025

The market has received a fresh injection of competition this year, with ICS Mortgages lowering rates and easing lending restrictions, and Moco, owned by Austrian bank Bawag, making inroads into the m -  Subscribe
© Business Post 02 Jul '24

Johnny Ronan faces setback in attempt to regain control of prized Dublin assets

Eleven of the developer’s properties were put on the market in May by receivers and now the bidding process has entered a new phase -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 02 Jul '24

‘Antiquated’ process of selling houses is causing delays and could have negative impact on market, say experts

Director general of the Law Society Mark Garrett said the process is antiquated, overly complex and can involve up to 15 interdependent parties as well as dozens of documents. “A delay at any poi -  Subscribe
© Business Post 02 Jul '24

Housing Commission member blasts minister’s ‘inaccurate’ comments

UCD professor Michelle Norris: “I would like to say it isn't accurate to claim that 80 per cent of the Housing Commission recommendations are underway in any meaningful sense.” -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 Jul '24

Cathy Sweeney: Almost everyone I know who rents in Ireland is now desperate to find a way out of it

There is no direct correlation between “home” and “ownership” in Germany. Renting is not considered second-best, but a viable alternative, with no stigma attached, all quite at variance with t -  Subscribe
© 01 Jul '24

Why the main shareholder in Ireland’s biggest private landlord has given up after 10 years

WITH AVERAGE RENTS of €1,800 a month, a portfolio of thousands of apartments and essentially full occupancy, surely things should be going well for Ires REIT, Ireland’s biggest private landlord? -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 Jun '24

Widow sued by a Greg Kavanagh development firm challenges planning to build homes

Oonagh Stokes says she is a neighbouring landowner who enjoys rights-of-way over the site of the proposed development at Inchanappa South, Ashford, Co Wicklow. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Jun '24

DEAL: Private investor in €3m deal for site jointly occupied by Emo Oil and Value Van Rentals on the Old Airport Road

That price equates to €1.67 million per acre and represents a significant increase on the €900,000 per acre paid by the UK-headquartered industrial developer and asset manager Chancerygate for an -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Jun '24

DEAL: McGarrell Reilly pays over €8m for former Siemens site in Sandyford, Dublin 18

The approval, which was given under the terms of the now-defunct Strategic Housing Development (SHD) or fast-track planning process, provides for the construction of 190 build-to-rent apartments distr -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Jun '24

DEAL: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown council in €18m deal for prime residential lands, the Brennanstown Plot, in Cabinteely

The price being paid by the local authority represents a significant discount on the €35 million which had been sought originally by CBRE when it brought the 29.4-acre site to the market on behalf o -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Jun '24

Retention of cap will jeopardise future investment, Hooke & MacDonald says

“It was acceptable when it was at 4 per cent, but once it changed to 2 per cent, overnight the whole equation changed,” Ken MacDonald says, arguing that the cap is proving to be damaging to invest -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Jun '24

Savills urges easing of rental caps in next budget to arrest sharp decline in construction

It said the private rented sector has experienced a “dramatic downturn” in recent years, which it attributed primarily to “government interventions” such as rental caps, combined with rising i -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Jun '24

Three-bed semidetached house in Coolock priced at €475,000 is deemed “affordable”

Even in this over-heated market, those earning more than €100,000 surely do not need this leg up, particularly when they could buy a similar non-subsidised house in the same area for less and retain -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Jun '24

RIAC seeks property partner to redevelop Dawson Street premises

t is understood that the RIAC is willing to consider ways to develop the air space at the historic Dawson Street property with a developer or investor, as part of a deal that would also deliver a sign -  Subscribe
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